Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sadie is a columnist!

Some time ago, when I was volunteering at a multi-species animal shelter, I used to write a weekly column for a community paper, a column in which the animals themselves talked about their lives.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a new online newspaper, Abbotsford Today, asking if I would be interested in writing a column for a "Pets" section they wished to establish. I said I would consider it, and promptly put it on the back burner until I could give it more thought.

However, Sadie (one of my collie cross dogs) beat me to the finish - she persuaded Abbotsford Today that she should write the column, since she sees everything I see around here and has had an interesting life which has given her great insight and wisdom. Her column will be a mix of stories, education, philosophy, wit and wisdom. Right now, her plan is to submit a column every other week though she still has to negotiate computer time with me. And the first time I find fur or drool or cookie crumbs messing up the keyboard, she will be reduced to writing it longhand (longpaw?), the old fashioned way.

Her column is called Sagacious Sadie: Life through the eyes of a wise old dog. You can read her first submission here.

Sadie says: Don't forget to donate to Penny's new house! Even a $5 donation buys a fence post.


Janice Gillett said...

I loved your article , in fact the last paragrpah brought me to tears!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful article Jean. I'm so glad you are back writhing and to have the public able to also enjoy your writing.

PS I still think you should publish a book of short stories.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what a wonderful article. I can't wait to see more of your writing, Sadie!