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Just Jot It January #30–Found Treasures

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 30, 2016

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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #30–Found Treasures” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every day this month, but I will join in when I can.  I decided to create a theme to write about:  I chose “celebrate.”

Today, I celebrate found treasures.

Recently I found and subscribed to Farley’s Fridays, (Treasure #1) a blog post written from a dog’s point of view by Kristina Stanley.  On Friday, Farley was wearing shoes.  This inspired me to write about TGIF and dancing shoes.



Today, I found a blog post about a picture book where a dog wears shoes. Learn about Kevan Atteberry’s Doggone Love here:  http://picturebookbuilders.com/2016/01/doggone-love/  If you’re not familiar with this blog, I highly recommend it.  And Picture Book Builder’s blog post inspired the post you’re reading. (Treasure #2)

I also recently wrote about the “magic of threes.”  https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/just-jot-it-january-25-prestidigitation/

I wonder if I’ll find a third sharing of a dog wearing shoes?  Maybe you could help me.

I discovered another treasure in my inbox today–(Treasure #3) a blog post by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.  It’s contains a poem titled “Someone Else’s Shoes.”  Although it’s not about a dog wearing shoes, I think you’ll enjoy it.


Reading this post, led to another suggested book read:  Edwards Eyes for ages 8-12 by Patricia MacLachlan.


Writing Prompts:

  1. When have you or someone you know dressed a pet?  Were shoes added?
  2. When have you worn someone else’s shoes?  Where did you wear them?  Tell about it.
  3. Have you ever played dress up in your mom or dad’s shoes?  Did anyone play with you?

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

For more about Just Jot It January :

Visit  http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/30/just-jot-it-january-30th-an-socs/ to read and comment on other participants’ posts.

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January.


15 Responses to “Just Jot It January #30–Found Treasures”

  1. Thank you for the kind comments about Farley’s Friday. I love writing this blog. It’s a little history of Farley’s life and it’s fun to think of how a dog might perceive humans.

  2. Dress up! AH…those were days. The image of putting on your parent’s shoes is actually a powerful one. I might have to use that in my WIP….we’ll see!

  3. eightpawswriting said

    I had a friends who put rain boots on her dog. Very funny! Mine would chew them off-

  4. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    One time I went to visit my Aunt Betty in Michigan. She loved to go to Bingo. I was only 12 years old. The law was you had to be 16 to play Bingo. She dressed me up in adult clothing and a pair of heels. She fixed my hair so it was swept back in a bun. And guess what! I won $25.00 playing Bingo. It must have been all that love she dressed me in that brought me Good Luck.

    Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

    Never Give Up

    • Joan, your story played out like a movie as I read it. It was funny too! I am glad my post brought back such a great memory for you. I know you and your Aunt Betty must have had a wonderful time together. Thanks for sharing your story!

  5. HI Linda, sorry I can’t help you with the dog wearing shoes but congratulations! I awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award.


    I awarded you because I believe you have an excellent blog and I want to introduce it to my readers. This award is great for that.

    But I also know that awards are a lot of work, and they do not fit in every blog. So feel free to take part if it tempts you and if not go on with what you do best: Your blog!!!!!!

    • Thank you so much for the compliment, Bee. That means a lot because I know what a great blogger you are. I have decided to pass on the blog award, although I do plan to visit the blogs of those you nominated. I need to get back to spending more time writing my manuscripts. They haven’t been getting much attention lately. Thanks for letting me bow out gracefully. Now, not to lose my footing. 😉

  6. I dress my fur baby (Indy) up in a biker coat for our winter outings. No boots though. LOL

  7. I personally have not dressed a pet, but my sister often did when she was little. One time my mom went to some event at Penn State where everyone dressed up their pet. She said the best costume was undoubtedly a rooster dressed as Elvis. Kinda hard to top that. =)

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