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


I have a lot of costumes. Costumes turn me into a character.

Mom has a ton of characters inside her head. She saves them up and puts them into her stories. She studied about developing her characters by writing character sketches of them. The character sketch helps Mom get to know her characters really well.  Really, REALLY well.



She needs to know things like: their favorite color, their best talent, their favorite food, their secrets, their favorite words to say, and a million other things. Once Mom knows about her character, then she knows how that character would work best in a story. If I were one of Mom’s characters, this is what she’d know about me….

Favorite color – Pink, what else? I’m a little girl.


Talent – Bowling. Dog bowling…

Favorite food – Bacon treats. And dog food. And MilkBones. And yogurt. And chicken. And pizza. And apples. And peanut butter. And goose poop. And cigar butts. And paper. And dirt.


Secrets – I’m not as dumb as I look. Sssshhhh.


Favorite thing to say – “Wait! What??”

Wait! What??

Wait! What??

Comments on: "Take-My-Picture-Tuesday" (88)

  1. Boy, you sure transformed into devil dog in that last picture. I like you better when you look sweet – especially in the picture with all those treats. I’ll join you there.

  2. Cupcake, you are a real character, and those costumes are outrageous. We love a woofie with a great sense of humor. And your a champion bowler! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. I love this, such sweetness 🙂

  4. Wow, Cupcake, I’m impressed of all your personalities, but pink suits you the best…and you’re definitely not dumb..In fact you’re one the the smartest doggies I know 😉 Pawkisses 🙂

  5. OMG Cupcake, you have me rolling on the floor laughing so hard right now with all of these photographs! That nurse costume is hilarious, and I agree on the turtle outfit..really?

    • Thanks, V. I’m glad you agree about the turtle. When I first saw it, I thought it was a giant, new stuffed toy to play with. Then I realized I had to WEAR it. Yikes! I’d rather bite it.

      Love and licks,

      • It’s amazing what we put our dogs through, eh? Some times I feel bad that I do silly things to them, just to get a funny picture, and I say that I won’t do it again….until I do! Hee hee hee (like that time I put a diaper on Bella) I laughed my head off!

      • Diaper! Yikes! I let Mom do anything, as long as she has treats in her pocket. That’s always the deciding factor in what I will and will not tolerate.

  6. What fab costumes! Whee have heard the hoomans whispering about dressing us up. Whee are having none of it!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  7. Cupcake those are some great costumes! And what a variety of treats you like 🙂

  8. Oh Cupcake you have the BESTEST outfits! I do think you look quite adorable though in your pink dress….very girlie…..I’m kinda thinking that turtle thing is NOT your best look but it is cute! You are a world champion bowler though – nobody can take down those pins like you do!!! WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!

    Kitty Hugs and Kisses, Sammy

    • Thanks, Sammy! My bowling is kind of spotty sometimes. If I’m not in the mood, I knock down one pin and jump on the couch with my toys. It’s really fun because it makes Mom crazy.

      Love and licks,

  9. Cupcake you are a cast of characters….a colourful and endearing cast of characters 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

  10. You take out one of those pins with your tail – that’s real skill!

  11. I’m fan of the sexy nurse outfit

  12. Oh Cupcake you are adorable, you need to enter our Howl-O-Ween competition xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Cupcake, I thought you were modeling Halloween costumes at first. You are great to put up with your mom’s dressing you in such cute costumes. Love the nurse outfit.

  14. Cupcake you are so good 🙂

  15. Tough choice, but I think I like your Rudolph costume the best. You are one styling pup!

  16. Cupcake, the frog costume is my favorite. But if you come to my crib for trick or treat, please don’t wear it, they have aweird menu card here :o)

  17. I hope you’ll be wearing one of your fab costumes to mine and mollie’s halloween ball!

  18. Strike! You are a character Cupcake and beyond doubt a super bowler…I think I like your nurse outfit the best

  19. Such great photos. I think acting may be a new career?

  20. You, madam, are certainly a character! When is there going to be a series about you? A more interesting subject, I’ve never seen.
    Love the nurse outfit. Reminds me of my sister. :-). Ask mom…

  21. Great Cupcake! You’re a natural bowler! And a natural eater. And a natural, um, get-into-costumes-er. And a natural… Hmm… Well, ANYWAY, you’re a natural! 😀
    Pats and scratches,
    P.S. I showed Josie the video, and now she wants a “bowling dog” – would you mind bringing your pins and coming to our house to put on a show? We have lots of bacon!

  22. wait a minute. Isn’t today MONDAY? Please don’t confuse me lol!

    • Don’t be confused, D, C, & C. To me, every day is just like every other day, so I don’t pay any attention to the actual calendar, which is covered with numbers, which confuse ME!

      Love and licks,

  23. You are so cute! We love your costumes and your treat list! The devil picture is fantastic! Ginger’s favorite in fact. 🙂 You and our Hallie have the same eyes.. it is so cool!

  24. I always love all of your costumes Cupcake. I especially love that turtle!

  25. Cute video! And that a great view of understanding our characters–dress them up! Glad Cupcake is such the model!

  26. Wait! What? BOL! We can’t wait to see you dressed up for Halloween Cupcake.
    Wally & Sammy

  27. The turtle is my FAVORITE!!!! SOOOOO CUTE!

  28. Your mom is very lucky to have such an accommodating and adorable dog!

  29. So — is the Mom trying to decide which character to use in her new book? Is it going to be a Christmas book? Or a hospital mystery? Or a counting book with dancing, bowling turtles?

  30. Chelsea Brown19 said:

    Hi Genevieve,
    I’ve invited you to participate in the game of Tag you’re it! You answer questions about your writing and then pass it onto other writers.
    Hope you’ll accept.
    You can check out the info here

  31. Such a pawesome post!!!! Cupcake, you are such a good doggie…I’m sure you raked up on the treats after your photo session!!!! Thanks for the smiles!!!!

  32. snoopys@snoopysdogblog said:

    Hey Cupcake

    You don’t look dumb, you’re a pretty little devil! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Snoops 🙂

  33. Tortoise body + frog head – I’m not sure, either!!!
    Your nut-brown eyes all always the same and shine out of every costume! And your sitting technique… 🙂 🙂

  34. stanleyandkatrina said:

    Cupcake – I like your costumes, especially since I don’t have to wear them. 🙂
    You are a fantastic bowler. I may have to hint to my owners to get some bowling pins. That looks like fun.

    • Thanks, S. and K. Bowling is fun. I first learned using empty water bottles. When I got really good, Santa brought me bowling pins and I had to start learning all over again.

      Love and licks,

  35. WOL! I like the ladybug best! Wooooowoooooo!

  36. We vote for the lady bug, but we are not happy with you for giving our Mom such evil ideas – Louise & Sofie

  37. said:

    Such a sweet post! I think my blog is working again :)))

  38. LOL Cupcake, I think Mom has a character right in front of her!!

  39. […] asks her characters questions when she’s writing. I know because she asks them out loud. She needs to know their […]

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