Thursday, 23 September 2010

How it should be done

Never work with children or animals.

This could also be tweaked as “ never have children or animals in your so called novel if you can’t handle them”!

At the moment I have 2 ten year olds and a dog running around amok and causing untold damage to my manuscript! None of them are listening to me. Aaaaaargh!

Oh but look at this bloggie friends – even if you don’t like the music just enjoy these beautiful dogs (all from rescue centres and now with loving and forever homes) showing me how working with them should be done:

Charlie says: Bet they can’t do this!


Have a terrific Thursday everyone!

Thank you for all your tales of mistaken payment identity yesterday! I'm glad I'm not alone! :-)

36 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie's more talented!
Don't worry - no kids or animals in my books. Promise!

Kea said...

Where on earth do you find all these videos? LOL!

I'm glad all the dogs have wonderful forever homes now!

Good luck with your manuscript--I should think the 2 ten-year olds would be much more difficult to handle than the dog. :-P

KarenG said...

It's funny that we worry about identity theft yet we put our entire lives out on the internet. Well, I do anyway. I'm sure anyone could steal my entire life if they wanted it.

Brian said...

Those doggies got their act together...but not as good as you Charlie!

ABBY said...

Oh dear, Charlie tell those 10 year olds to behave now!

purrin
xo
Abby

m.q said...

wow..charlie do looks great!!!

Ann Best said...

Well, Charlie, I don't think they can do that! You are an original!!

But I have to say that Jen and I enjoyed the video. It was absolutely delightful. And we're so glad these beautiful dogs have found loving homes.
Ann

Deborah said...

I thought that was cool, my son said it was weird!!!
xxoo
Deborah

Beth Zimmerman said...

If they won't have .... just write them out! :) Thanks as always for your sweet supportive words! You are always unfailingly kind and I LOVE getting comments from you!

Theresa Milstein said...

Never work with children. I wish someone told me before I subbed gym today. I didn't handle animals, but one kid chewed on his shirt the whole class. Does that count?

2 ten-year-olds and a dog running amok? I can't wait to read this manuscript? Care to send me a chapter? Or two?

JW said...

Cute! I take animals over children, anyday, hands down. ;)

Repositório said...

This video is amazing!!! Love it! Thanks for share.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

ROFL! Oh, Jen, you're so dang cute! I'd love to pay the Chemist with a library card, too! Oh...

I love the pic of Charlie here. He's so cute! I know how you feel about MCs running amok in WIP. Oh, how I empathize with you!

Thanks for seeing me today, I've missed you tons! <3

The Chair Speaks said...

You're right Charlie, though those dogs are terrific, they can't do your special contortionist stretch!

Plain Jane said...

My cat will ignore me all day until she sees me with homework on my lap. All of a sudden, there is no place else for her except on top of my papers. Sigh. To bad I love my pets.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

That was awesome!!

And Charlie, you're getting some real mileage out of that drainage cover, aren't you, hon?!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my, someone worked really hard on choreographing this! Unbelievable! And so cool.

fairyhedgehog said...

Handling children in stories is never easy! I've got two in one of mine and it's being a bit of a problem.

Charlie always looks so happy!

L'Aussie said...

Well Old Kitty, that vid was brilliant! Wouldn't be game to show it to my little doggie..:)

Kate said...

Oooh - and a dog is about to make an appearence in my MS - thanks for the warning - I'll keep him on a short leash :-)

Patsy said...

Now you tell me - I'm 20,000 words into a novel set on a farm!

Ellie said...

Charlie has the real talent!!!

Reenie said...

Aww... Don't worry so much Jenn. Sher and I are supporting you all the way.
I trust that in no time those ten year olds will be totally under your control...
Good luck!

Ginger Jasper said...

I think maybe hide it from prying fingers. He He .

Love the picture Charlie and its one of my favourite ways to lie.

The card theft made me remember my experience. I was mugged three years ago for my bag. Got my cards and much more, photo's diary etc which was worse. A year down the line they started taking money from my account and took a lot. Bank did give it back,but they made me so cautious, I made the bank cange my whole account with new numbers. There are some despicable people out there for sure.. But I still do shop online with cards, we cant let them win.. Hugs GJ xx

Manzanita said...

WOW....Working with 6 dogs at once!!! Watch that, Cody. I think Cody would rather roll over with Charlie.
Fun Post.

Marg said...

That is such a great video. Love seeing doggies doing stuff like that. It looks like so much fun.
Charlie, you are so right, they sure can't do that.
Have a great day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

That's a great video - it must have taken a large amount of time, patience and very laid back dogs to
get it filmed.
Didn't someone say never work the children and animals??!!
Charlie you are such a poser - we love you.

Sammy and Andy said...

Yup, we think Charlie is more talented, too!!!!!!!!!

Good luck on the manuscript.

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Bossy Betty said...

That Charlie really knows how to relax! I intend to follow his lead as soon as I get home from work today. I doubt that I shall look as pretty in that post, however.

Hart Johnson said...

I love the little dog that is turning the other direction when the chair turns so he ends up staying the same way!

I had a dog in my first book I had to drop because I kept being inconsistent about his presence, but the one in my cozy has been sort of fun (he's a Jack Russell, so he periodically does that bouncy thing)

When I have kids, they are MCs, and I really LIKE writing kids (much more fun than raising them)

Justine Dell said...

oh man, I wish my dogs could do that! I've got dogs with no brains! LoL.

Charlie looks like he's got a head-start! Go Charlie, go!

~JD

Roland D. Yeomans said...

If only I was as limber as Charlie!

Have a great end of week, Roland

Clarissa Draper said...

I dont' work with children or pets a lot in my manuscript but I've been warned. I couldn't view the video but I'm sure it's great.

CD

Eliza said...

What a brilliant video, Charlie is gorgeous though.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great video, Jennifer! I wish I could stretch like Charlie though...

I thought of you today...I reached in my purse and pulled out a hotel room key instead of my credit card when I went to pay for something. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ha ha! Charlie loves that drain cover doesn't he?

This was a delightful video! Glad those dogs were rescued and have good jobs in the entertainmnet industy now :)