Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

There’s a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen~

There seems to be a crack in the head of my laughing dog. Plus his ear is missing.

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I think his head accidentally cracked open because Mom turned on the switch and he started laughing too much. I’ve heard of “laughing your head off,” but I’ve never heard of “laughing your head open so the light can get in.”

Mom is always looking for where the light gets in. She says if her story is tight enough, nothing can crack it open. So she checks it and checks it. She says she’s troubleshooting. I don’t like trouble and I don’t like shooting, so I hope she is just kidding. But she reads her story out loud to herself all the time. She says, “Does the ending match the beginning?” and “Is my character believable?” and “How much does the problem really matter?” and “Where is the laughing dog’s ear?!”

Mom keeps deleting and rewriting sections of her story trying to make it perfect before she brings it to show her writing group named DavidLaurieandOtherDavid. She says, “Am I telling too much?” and “Am I showing enough?” and “I guess I’ll have to sew up the rip in his head.”

Mom might be able to make her story perfect, but as you can see, the laughing dog’s head will never be perfect again. I wonder where his ear went…..


Click the video to hear the laughing dog laugh.

Thanks to our writer friend, Chelsea at Jenny Mac Book Blog for giving us the Sunshine Award and to Bubba and Mumma and the gang at Bumpy Road to Bubba for giving us the Why I Love Thee Award. Click here for our Sunshine questions and answers, and here or here for the story of how Mom and I found each other. We love all our sunshiny blogging friends, so feel free to take an award or two and list your own Sunshine answers or Love Story.

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Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (45)

  1. Cupcake, looks like the laughing dog is provoking you. Good girl, show him who’s the boss! Congratulations on your awards, we love thee to 🙂

  2. Such an infectious laugh. I love that dog. It wouldn’t last two minutes with Litchi, though.

  3. bobmielke said:

    Maybe someone told laughing dog a good joke and he “cracked” up? It’s not as bad as telling a duck a bad joke and watching him “quack” up. LOL 🙂

  4. I actually like that quote. I think letting the light in sounds like a good thing 🙂 Maybe because I’m tired of cold, snow, and gray, gray days that don’t seem to have quite enough light! Good luck to your mom with her story – I know she can get it right! Now. Let’s have the real story. What did you do to that dog, Cupcake? 🙂

  5. maybe that’s a case of “split with laughter”? and maybe the missed ear is a case of “to chew someones ear off”?

  6. Ha, that laughing dog laughed his head off huh!? Congrats on the award!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  7. Congrats on the awards!
    Perhaps an evil bird swooped in and took laughing dogs ear for its nest??

  8. congrats on the awards and btw that laughing dog is hysterical…..Your dog was cracking me up!

  9. Love the lacking dog. I know what my Archie would have done with that ear? What did you do with that ear? Looks like Mom did some surgery. Cute video. Might not hold up in court.

    • I don’t think a jury would convict me, Pat. Five minutes of listening that maniac laughing, and they’d give me a medal for destroying it. Archie understands….

      Love and licks,

  10. Based on that video I don’t think that laughing dog will be laughing for too much longer!

  11. Great post and congrats on both awards. You do spread sunshine, Cupcake!

    I used to belong to a writers group with 2 Karens. Not sure if I was Karen or OtherKaren….hmmm….

    • I’m pretty sure that group was called RichKarenKarenandSometimesRhett. I guess because both Karens came at the same time. Yup. That’s how it works. It’s a rule…..

      Love and licks,

  12. OMD Cupcake – that toy is a little freaky to me! I think you’re doing a good job at showing it who’s boss around there!

  13. I am curious about where that ear went myself. The place hat ain’t that big! Hmmmmm…
    That laughter is hysterical!

  14. It looks like Mom did a good patch job Cupcake and at least laughing dog has one good ear!

  15. Bhahahaha that was so funny you really went at it Cupcake! Don’t worry I know it sounds like he mastered the speech of humans,but he isn’t even real and theres probably more that are exactly like him back at the factory, there’s only one you and irreplaceable!

  16. You know, Cupcake, I think you are a much braver pup than you realize. I’m pretty sure that laughing, wiggly pup would have scared my furs off!

  17. You didn’t eat the ear did you Cupcake? Or maybe you shook it off and it’s under the sofa? Poor laughing dog, to have to go through life without an ear. 😦

  18. Congratulations Cupcake on your awards!!!! We loved the film…. Ginger says anything that laughs that much needs its ear ripped off!!!! sigh…..
    God Bless You!
    the collies and chuck 🙂

  19. snoopys@snoopysdogblog said:

    Hi Cupcake,

    I can’t wait to read your Mom’s story, it sounds intriguing!

    And as for the laughing dog, it’s great that Mum’s can sew and do emergency surgery!

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  20. Congratulations on your awards! I’m glad that laughing dog has been repaired.

  21. I would attack that dog too! The nerve! Laughing at you like that! *whispers* I’m also proud of you for not being afraid of him.

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