The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Driving School for Dogs

Though it is for a good cause, it’s too bad we don’t put this much effort into teaching humans to drive. Maybe the “click and treat” method should be employed in human Drivers Ed classes.

Perhaps we could get more people to adopt orphans and foster children if there was a program like this to show people how awesome those kids can be with time and attention.

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

The Three Stages of Author Marketing by historical fiction author Susan Spann over at Writers in the Storm this week. Look for Susan’s debut novel, CLAWS OF THE CAT, next July.

Claws of the Cat Cover

Heather Konik over at Prawn and Quartered is one of the most astute people I know. How Bob Costas Got it Wrong

Sometimes it seems we can never do enough. Pack Your Bags, We’re Going on a Guilt Trip by the ever-clever Best Selling Author Kristen Lamb.

What have been your turning points? Life-Defining Moments by Award Winning Best Selling Author Vicki Hinze.

KM Huber shares her journey to digestive health. At a time when so many of us are going gluten free and making other dietary changes to avoid that daily handful of pills that seems to accompany middle age in the West, it helps to hear how persistence can get you there over time. And Then, You’re There

Dating Guru Blake Eastman Decodes Body Language

Five Things Really Smart People Do

Black Panther Magnus Manske wikimedia

Image by Magnus Manske, wikimedia commons

Black Panthers sightings have been common throughout the South for decades, yet scientists still don’t believe. Black Panther Folklore by Catie Rhodes.

And in case you’re wondering what to get those ladies in your life this holiday season, don’t forget we now have Bic Pens for Women. Hysterical video from Ellen Degeneres that comes to us thanks to mystery writer Kathy Owen. Thanks, Kathy! Good thing I can type. Not sure I could handle one of these.

And now for our Campaign Style Poll Daddy of the week.

All the best to all of you for a safe week behind the wheel.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

24 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Driving School for Dogs

  1. KM Huber says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Piper; your kind words mean a lot.

    If it’s possible to have a favorite day for reading your blog, it might just Fridays for your end is near musings are always so thoughtful, so spot on. I’m honored to be included.

    Again, thanks.

  2. tomwisk says:

    Saw a piece on doggie driving school on TV. I don’t know, maybe it was the hour or the meds, it made perfect sense to me. I should add, I’m the driver who’s having a conipition at the red light when some a$$hat is trying to memorize the red light and not turning right, as the law allows. Dogs should make great drivers. They’re just bright enough to learn tricks and how much worse than the present drivers. (I’ve always believed we’re not the top of the pyramid, the real Alphas know enough to keep quiet and let us screw up on our own.)

  3. K.B. Owen says:

    When I saw that Dog Driving clip on the news this week, I thought: “Piper ought to do that in her mashup.” Of course, it went right out of my mind after that (as many things do at this stage of my life). So glad you included it! And thanks for the shout-out; that Pen for Women campaign doesn’t seem to be taking off. I can see the writing on the wall.

    *ducking for cover*

    Write like the wind, Piper! Have a great weekend, both of you!


    • J Holmes says:

      Hi KB. Piper is working on prose and the occasional Mom activity. I hate when her kids act like they have a claim on her and they interfere with our business schedule. On Piper’s behalf thank you and happy holidays 🙂

  4. Susan Spann says:

    Thanks for including me Piper!

    Also – I find it amusing that those of us who voted “yes, I’d let the dog drive” outnumber the “no’s” by 8 to 1. Your readers are my kind of people…

  5. Jenny Hansen says:

    Thanks for including Susan’s fab post in your mashup. Your link to the dog video didn’t work for me, but I watched this one and LOVED it. 🙂

  6. Lady Pens. Lord. I`m still trying to understand why my daughter thinks the women`s shaving lotion is preferable to the men`s? RRR

  7. Julie Glover says:

    And yet again, I am reminded why I am a CAT PERSON. No self-respecting cat would allow themselves to be designated the driver of an idiot human who would actually surrender the driver’s seat to them. I can just hear their thoughts at a Cat Driving School: “You want me to push that button over and over for that little treat? You’ve got to be kidding. You’re interrupting my nap.”

  8. Catie Rhodes says:

    Thanks for the blog shout out. And sorry I didn’t get by here yesterday. I had to do new author pictures. The horror, the horror. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  9. amyshojai says:

    Oh this is paw-some! Love the videos. It’s one of those questions–“why do this?” answered with…”because I can!”

    Just don’t show the one video to Magical-Dawg. He already owns the car, and I have to hide the keys.

  10. We rate dog drivers higher than teenage drivers here in NZ. Those Mini Countrymen are worth around $NZ45,000. Whereas most Kiwi teenagers get the hand-me-down old family car worth about $800…

    • J Holmes says:

      Hi Mathew. The US system is similar for most families although some affluent children often drive new BMW sports cars. Fortunately many affluent families have more sense than that.

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