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Making Dog Friends

Posted by lindamartinandersen on March 14, 2015

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“Making Dog Friends” by Linda Martin Andersen

Do you have a dog?  A cat?  Another kind of pet?  Do you wish you did?  Do you like greeting pets you meet? 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater posted a How to…”Make A Dog Friend” (Teaching Poem).  She shared steps to follow when greeting a strange dog and its owner.  Please pass these along to children you know.  Thanks for the great advice, Amy.

Try writing your own teaching poem-directions set in a poem.  I like that combination.  Do you?

Read Amy’s poem here:



poster created at Quozio.com

Tell about your pet or the pet you wish you had. Thanks for visiting.  Come again soon and bring a friend.

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12 Responses to “Making Dog Friends”

  1. Love your poster, Linda. Someday I’ll have to try making one of those! Makes the point.

    • Hi Carol,
      Thanks for the compliment on my poster. If you really want to try making one, I suggest the site I used. It’s super quick and easy. I wish I had more expertise in this area, but for now I’m enjoying what I do know.

  2. gwen07 said

    Interesting idea for prompt. Thanks

  3. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    I enjoyed reading your post and the poem about how to make friends with a dog.
    You are very resourceful and fun.


    • Joan,
      Thanks for the compliment. Amy did a great job teaching how to make friends with a dog. I love that the information is all wrapped up as a poem. Poets have wonderful delivery! Thanks for commenting. Always great to have you visit “A Writer’s Playground.”

  4. Boy Linda, you sure do a lot of research on a lot of interesting subjects. Thanks for sharing. And if you get a chance read “Greyfriars Bobby”: by Eleanor Atkinson.

    • Sarah, that’s a great suggestion. Thanks! I know the story from the movie but I haven’t read the book. By the way, have you posted recent book reviews? Why not this one? Or have you already reviewed it?

  5. Your poster is wonderful, Linda. I have two loving fur babies. I didn’t always like dogs as I was bitten by a German Shepherd when I was kid. Ouch! The memory still bites. LOL

    • Tracy,
      Thanks for the compliment on my poster. That means a lot coming from you. You have such a gift. I love that Amy posted steps to follow on making a dog friend. Such good advice! I had a run in with a couple of German shepherds when I was little too. Not a bite, but a scary experience. Thank goodness not a bite.

  6. Kathleen said

    Linda, you are getting quite good with your posters! As you know, I had a wonderful furry companion named Henry. He was there for me at the beginning of my illness and comforted me through my mom’s. I miss the way he would wag his tail whenever I walked into the room and his eyes looked like he was smiling. I also have another dog that is no my favorite–she is more of a kitchen ninja-swooping in to steal anything not put away on the counter and managing to not make a sound! 🙂 May be a picture book here someday….. 🙂

    • Oh yes, Kathy…a picture book in the making. A must! Maybe Henry can be included too!

      Thanks for the compliment about my poster. I appreciate it and I especially appreciate you and your friendship.

      I’m glad Henry brought you so much joy and always will be a warm memory! Dogs are special companions.

      Looking forward to your upcoming book launch. Hope to hear details soon!

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