Service interruption!

My access to the internet is going to be severely restricted and occasionally non-existent. This is expected to resolve itself by the end of this month.

While I will try and respond to Comments, and read Posts, as quickly as I can, please be assured that any apparent delays on my part are just that.. delays! I will catch up with everything as soon as my internet connection is as per normal.

Don’t forget my book “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” as an entertaining, and perhaps enlightening Christmas gift for dog lovers, and pet lovers in general. Below is a review (copied from amazon.com):

This is the story of the connection between an antisocial, sad stray dog and a human who had no clue what he was getting into. It’s a fun and interesting read. The dog is 75 lbs. of determination and strength that can be quite a challenge. As the story is told you can see the connection, cautious at first, continue to form a firm bond. The stories are funny, sad and some are heart breaking. It’s a must read for any dog person especially if you’ve rescued one. Even if you don’t have a dog (I don’t), it will tug at your heart strings.

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If you have a budding poet on your list, then please keep “Just Thinking” in mind. So many people are turned off from writing (and reading) poetry  because of the complexities of what they have experienced to date. “Just Thinking” is a book of simple and (hopefully) thought provoking poetry.

Poetry can be a real pleasure to write, and perhaps a budding poet out there will be motivated by the “Just Thinking” book on the basis that “Yes… I can write like that!” 🙂

https://books.friesenpress.com/store/search?q=Colin+Chappell

Both books are available in hard cover, paperback and eBook formats, with the latter available from the usual on-line outlets such as amazon-kindle, Kobo and ITunes etc.

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Dog adopts Human!

Below is an excerpt from my book about Ray “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”

Context: I was outside our Humane Society, and  in a squat position with my back against a fence, when Ray started walking directly towards me, and somewhat menacingly. He was clearly on a mission! Continue reading

March 15 2013!

On this day in 2013, we took Ray home with us. As many of you know, he was very different from the dog that I envisaged having as my first dog! In fact the only criteria he met was that he was a “good size dog”! It is all now history, but the question often comes up “Did you adopt Ray, or did he adopt you?” Continue reading