Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Dog Can Count! - Writing Prompt

A farmer is wondering how many sheep he has in his field, so he asks his sheepdog to count them. The dog runs into the field, counts them and then runs back to the farmer."40," says the dog.
"How can there be 40?" asks the farmer. "I only bought 38!"
"I know," says the dog. "But I rounded them up."

Write a story about a dog who can count. It can be funny like this joke or it can be a true story about a mommy dog counting her pups.

What do you think, can dogs do math? Here's a link that seems to show they can.  (And it's also where I found the joke I just told.)

 If you know a good joke about a dog or another kind of pet feel free to share it here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Laughed So Hard ... - Writing Prompt

Storee Wryter loves to laugh and have a good time. This week you are invited to write about a time when something funny happened to you or someone you know. When you write, try not to tell the readers what happened. Show them. For example:

Tell: Jimmy told a joke. Melissa laughed and laughed.

Show: Hey Melissa, Jimmy said. Listen to this!
What?" she answered, wondering what Jimmy was up to. Whenever she saw that impish glint in his eyes she ended up laughing so hard she'd get the hiccups.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Writing Prompt of the Week - Write a New Fairy Tale

Storee Wryter  was thinking about Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and other princesses and decided she'd like to write a different version of a fairy tale, perhaps from the prince's point of view. Or maybe the castle could be bewitched. She's also thinking of adding a cat the story or maybe a very wise dog.
Join Storee and write your own version of a fairy tale. If you need help getting started, here's an idea.

"One morning you look out the window and discover that a huge castle has appeared overnight. Write what happens next."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Service Dogs Owner Assaulted -This Should Never Happen

Recently in the news was the story of an off-duty McDonald's manager assaulting the owner of a service dog she had insisted wasn't allowed in the restaurant.
Previous to reading that I had learned of a instance where the director of the paws4vets program was denied access to a WV hotel with his service dog.

As the author of Storee Wryter Gets a Dog, featuring ADDIE a real life service dog, I am appalled by these reports. Hearing them makes me wonder how often service dogs are refused access to the very places they are trained to enter in order to assist their owners.  If you know of a situation where a service dog and his or her owner were given a hard time or refused service of any kind please share that story here. Only when people know of a problem can they take steps to fix it.

If you have a service dog and you have had positive experiences you are also invited to share your stories and photos here.