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


Starting on November 1, Mom will be a part of PiBoIdMo.


Yep. November is Picture Book Idea Month. That means she will have to get a picture book idea in her head every day for 30 days.  Last year, she wrote 30 ideas, and 8 of them are now either stories or poems. And one of them will be Mom’s first ever eBook, called What If I Don’t.


Ideas are a way of life when you’re an author. They are also a way of life when you’re a dog. Here are some ideas I have for stories….

Cupcake, the Best Dog in the World.


Cupcake Gets Unlimited Treats

101 treats

When Cupcake Went for a Ride


Cupcake Looks Pretty


Read to a Pet Night Starring Cupcake

pet night

Street Naps for Cupcake


Cupcake Turns Seven Years Old

birthday 7

That’s a week’s worth of ideas, right there! What’s the big deal? I wish November was named DogIdMo. I could totally do this!

Comments on: "Ideas" (73)

  1. Cupcake seems like a spoiled beautiful princess ( diva ) ….lol

  2. Cupcake you would totally rock this month! all those ideas and all that doggie knowledge! We do hope mum gets some great ideas.i am sure she will..especially with you as her muse 😉 hugs Fozziemum xx

  3. Aww cutie 🙂 Have a wonderful month Love from Coco, Scooty, Brownie Pup and me 🙂

  4. mollieandalfie said:

    Cupcake youz haz more clothes than my Mommy..BOL ..Hope Mommy get’s some super idea’s ..Have you entered our Howl-O-Ween contest ? 🙂 xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Thanks, M. I love clothes. When Mom dresses me up, it always means something fun is going to happen. Of course I entered your contest! I wouldn’t miss it! Buddy is taking care of the details.

      Love and licks,

  5. Cupcake you are a genius! Is your mom aware of your geniosity…geniusness…geniusisity (seriously…how can these words not exist!?)? We love your ideas…save for “Street Naps for Cupcake”, we’re still not too sure about how safe that whole gig is.

    Good luck to mom butt with you by her side we are sure coming up with ideas is going to be easy-peasy.

    Wally & Sammy

    • Thanks, W and S. All of those genius words DO exist. They are my middle name! Now that fall is here and winter is coming, my street naps will dwindle. I’ll have to settle for indoor sun-puddles.

      Love and licks,

  6. What great ideas! Whee love it!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    ps. Mummy is putting together our Howl-o-ween pigture and sending it off today!

  7. Cupcake, you should get at least 50% of your mom’s royalty fees.
    In my opinion, Cupcake Gets Unlimited Treats is the greatest idea ever!

  8. November will be a busy month, but last year was productive!
    I particularly like your idea for unlimited treats, Cupcake. I can see that one making a great Hollywood film, as well as a book. The doggy stars will be queueing up to audition to play the lead role!

  9. Wow Cupcake……You TRULY are an inspiration! What would your Mom do without you giving her so many fab ideas for stories and poems? November will be a BIG challenge but with you by her side I think it will be a big success for her. I sure love your wardrobe collection – what fashionista wouldn’t be envious?! Cupcake – you are ONE OF A KIND and I love you.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  10. I have never laughed so hard in my life! Those photographs are the best and your Mommy could definitely use some of your ideas for her books! Hey, if your Mommy and you sit down at meal time and talk about your ideas, your Mommy could write off that meal as a business expense! Thanks for sharing some awesome and hilarious photographs today! What a great way to start my day! 🙂 Hugs to you Cupcake & Mommy too!

    • Thanks, V. I’m not sure Mom appreciates my ideas, as much as she should. I’ll be sure she reads this – especially the part about sharing food! Yay!

      Love and licks,

  11. That’s a large wardrobe Cupcake, seven years old – that’s midlife I thing. 🙂

  12. I still don’t get why there’s nothing published on you, dogfriend. You’re adorable and precious and what’s the idea? Cupcake Sings The Blues. That’s the story I’M going to write if you don’t get a story soon.
    You look fabulous in the pix. Good luck to mom, though I know she’s never out of ideas. 😉

  13. I can barely remember my own name thirty days in a row so I’m already impressed. Looking forward to seeing all the new ideas, good luck!

    • Thanks, W. Maybe write your name on your hand in Sharpie Marker. That’ll help you remember. Mom always asks why she has to say my name 16 times before I listen. I need a Sharpie Marker, too.

      Love and licks,

  14. Wooooowoooooo for your Mom!

  15. Ha! Ha! Love this post — great ideas for Cupcake books. I think I like “Cupcake Turns 7.” Archie is 7, too. I like “Cupcake the Diva.”

  16. Cupcake sure is a cutie!

  17. I love all of those ideas – and any other ones starring you, Cupcake!

  18. Whew! Cupcake, you must be worn out from thinking all those fabulous ideas!! Let’s see your Mom top that!

  19. I think cupcake looks pretty is a great idea! I would read it 😉

  20. Cupcake, you are both very clever and very cute 🙂

  21. Hey Cupcake

    You have fantastic ideas buddy, especially the treats one!

    But do you seriously have that many clothes? I knew girlies needed a lot of closet space but I had no idea it was THAT much?! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Thanks, S. Actually, those are not all of my clothes. Since that picture, there are more dresses, another jacket, and a couple of tutus. Did somebody say “slave to fashion”?

      Love and licks,

  22. You are quite the clever pup, Cupcake! I especially like “Cupcake Gets Unlimited Treats.” Can I be a character in that one?

  23. Don’t forget “Cupcake Runs for President” and “Cupcake the Great Lickini” 😀

  24. I love the way that your mom involves herself with these imaginative projects. Great pictures Cupcake, especially the one of you surrounded by your gorgeous collection of clothes! 🙂

  25. Cupcake is great inspiration! You are amazing – such a talented writer. Keep it up!

  26. What a fun challenge this is (I love the acronyms of these challenges…they’re fun to say 🙂 )…and I love the photo of Cupcake with unlimited treats…how hard was that one to take I wonder … so I should name my fishie Cupcake? hmmm, have to think about that one…Fishies are cute but just not that huggable

    • Thanks, G. I was well-behaved with the plate of treats. I know as soon as the camera clicks, I will get something yummy. I can wait…. As long as it isn’t more than 10 seconds!

      Love and licks,

  27. Cupcake, you are so good at this. You ought to turn your ideas into books.

  28. Hmmmm….. I should join that too. Then I can have a picture book……. of ME!!!!

  29. Cupcake is so sweet! 🙂

  30. stanleyandkatrina said:

    Cupcake – Yes…DogIdMo! We should totally do that.

  31. Why doesn’t your mumma just write a series of Cupcake books? We’d love to curl up on our mumma’s bed and read them! At the moment Bubba is loving a book called Muddy Paws which is about {you guessed it} a puppy with muddy paws. Actually, it makes us think of Sage 🙂 xox

  32. You totally could! And who wouldn’t want to read those?

  33. said:

    Cupcake is VERY good natured !

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