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Today, Sissy Threadgill is visiting us! She is writer, Tom Threadgill's, dog. Mom says Tom likes to write humorous blog posts that make her lol. What's a "lol" anyway?
Please join me with another interview that's going to the dogs!
Hi, Sissy! Thanks for joining me today on Wednesday Whimsy. How long have you owned your humans? What’s the best way to train your humans?
About seven years I think. I’m not sure how old I am, ‘cause I was at a rescue place when I picked them. They were pretty well trained when I went home with them, but sometimes I have to remind them of stuff. Like when it’s time to go outside. Or eat. Or go to bed. Or go outside.
|Today's guest, Sissy!|
What does Tom write?
Books I think. This last thing he wrote is about a scary man. Maybe a dogcatcher, I’m not sure. Anyway, a brave man has to catch the scary man before he does more scary things. It sounds scary. Have you seen my toy? It’s my toy. You can look at it, but you can’t touch it.
How do you help him with his writing?
I remind him when it’s time to take a break and go outside for a walk. And sometimes when he’s really busy, I know he wants to play. So I stand right next to him and wag my tail. For a long time. He likes to pretend he doesn’t see me, but I know he does. It’s part of our game.
Any advice to other canine muses? How can we best help our writing humans?
I don’t know what a canine muses is, but if it tastes good I’ll try it. I like to help my Daddy by reminding him to stretch his hands. If I put my paw on his arm and pull real hard when he’s making words on the ‘puter, he remembers. But sometimes I have to jump in his lap to remind him it’s break time. Did I show you my toy? Don’t touch it.
|Sissy with her human, Tom|
Um, that's okay, Sissy. I think it has dog drool on it. Blech!
Do you ever get in trouble for helping “too much”?
Not really ‘cause he needs a lot of help. Mostly I stick my nose under his hand ‘cause he likes to pet me when he’s working on his ‘puter. And on garbage day, he likes to take a lot of walks, so I help him remember that.
How does Tom help you?
He doesn’t try to get my toy.
Thank you for joining us today, Sissy and Tom!
After years in the big city corporate world, Tom Threadgill now lives in a small rural community in the South. When he's not pretending to write, he spends his time puttering around the yard while his dog watches with complete disinterest. His wife tends to agree with the dog. Tom can be reached through his website, TomThreadgill.com or on Facebook.