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Hu-Dad is often asked, what inspires our blog posts? After all, this is blog post number 2,025. Hu-Dad says he is surrounded by inspiration, whatever that means.
Many, many, many, many moons ago, Hu-Dad was in college and learned two really important things about writing. The first is to write about what you know. Somehow, with all of us, he continues to have things to post about.
Today’s main character—Cheoah, a/k/a Cheesewhiz. She is very well behaved and very trustworthy, except for one minor weakness. She likes to be wet. Not damp. Soaked. She will wade in rivers up to her neck. She loves to dunk her head in our water bucket. Mud puddles are not to be missed. Good thing that Cheoah means Otter in the Cherokee language.
Today’s setting—Saturday was rainy, foggy, and—most importantly to today’s post—muddy. From melting snow earlier in the week to a heavy rain at the end of the week, our yard was a perfect play ground for Cheoah.
Earlier, we said Hu-Dad learned two really important things about writing and only shared one. Here is the other. Don’t tell a reader something when you can show it. Via dialogue. Via action. Via pictures. Especially pictures . . .
Any questions about what inspires our blog posts? Was our answer as clear as mud?
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hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay ar yoo shoor that is cheoah??? i thawt cheoah had sum wite on her sumware!!! ha ha ok bye
Ice sez: Well, at least it’s CLEAN mud!
I’m not sure why, but our mom wasn’t anxious for us to read your post today. Can you believe that?!!? It’s so EDUCATIONAL, you’d think she’d want us to see!
You look AWESOME, Cheoah!
Margaret (I must try this) Thatcher
LOL. You have a new dog. Mud Huskies are priceless and they don’t mind sharing their new found gooeyness either. Share the love Cheoah.
You stopped too soon. Show us how C. got cleaned up!
That is one muddy pup!
Great paint job Cheoah 🙂
I love your posts. Yay, pictures of your priceless pups!