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

“You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problems, and everyone refuses to believe in magic!”

~Alice in Wonderland~

No, Alice. Some people and puppers DO believe in magic. There are many magical things at my house. Mom believes that magical things will help her reach her goals. Since I have no goals, I go along to get along and humor her.

The Daruma Doll brings optimism, good fortune, and strong determination. Daruma dolls are sold without the eyeballs painted in. People paint in one eye when they set out to do something and paint in the other one when they have achieved the goal. As you can see, our poor, little Daruma dude still only has one eye…

Heart shaped rocks…and 4-leaf clovers are a couple of the things Mom is always watching for on our walks.

This guy brings faith, magical power, and spiritual strength.

And of course the dream catcher filters out the bad dreams and lets the good dreams fly through. The dream feathers carry the dreams home.

So, Mom has big plans for all her lucky, magical things to take her to the elusive Book #2 in 2019. Well, that and some hard work, new twists, and a couple of online challenges and support groups. Paws crossed that something works.

Mom’s magic and mine are slightly different. I think the most magical thing in the whole house is the treat drawer! Bags and bags of treats.

All I have to do is be a good girl and ba-bam. I get a treat from the drawer! Yum. Magic!

Oh – and the car keys hanging on the doorknob are pretty magical, too…

Road trip!

Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (38)

  1. that is true!!! our world is full of magic… but sadly we often furget the magic spell to activate all that things ;O)

    • You see a lot of magic at your house, P. When your parents do a DIY project, it’s magic that gets it finished.

      Love and licks,

  2. Dear Cupcake I hope this will be the most magical year for you and your Mom too! There’s magic everywhere if we just look for it. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY LITTLE FRIEND to you and your Mom……

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. Hello Cupcake! 2019 has a good ring to it so I predict good things for your mum. Also, would you like me to send you a crowbar so you can break into that drawer?
    Monty ❤️🐾❤️

  4. Wondering how long your NYE hat stayed on, C. Never heard of those dolls. Do they help you achieve your goals so they can get their eyes?

    • Well, lets hope the Daruma dude is working toward getting his eyes completed. That would be good motivation for him. And good luck for Mom! My hat stayed on for a second and a half. Long enough to get my picture taken. Then I tried to eat it.

      Love and licks,

  5. Carole Schulman said:

    Happy New Year Cupcake and Cupcake’s Mommy! May it be the best New Year ever for you both…especially Mommy’s goal because yours is already yours! All signs point to the very real possibility that it WILL be the very best year and your Mom’s goal will be accomplished. And you will tell us about it by September.
    XXOO Katie Isabella

    • Woot! WTG! Great job, KI. That’s the way to think positive. Thank you. I can’t wait till lucky September. Now we have a plan…

      Love and licks,

  6. May 2019 be magical!

  7. I love that magical treat drawer. How often are you a good girl? 🙂

  8. Happy New Year!! I hope everything you wish for comes true!!! Boomer and Mom

  9. We all believe in magic at our house. Here’s hoping your mom ‘s hard work will be the magic for that new book cuz we sure would buy it and have it read to us cuz our magic doesn’t quite reach that far. Happy New Year, Lady Caroline

  10. Margret Abbott said:

    It was fun to see all the magical things you and your mom have. Here’s to 2019, your mom’s book being published and lots of car rides and treats for you!

    • Thanks, M. So far, I’ve had two car rides in the 3 days of 2019. It’s been a great start to this lucky year.

      Love and licks,

  11. Very best wishes for 2019!

  12. Magic does happen. Here’s hoping you have your share. Hope your mom’s book gets published and many more magic tricks.


  13. Here’s to a new book, loads of treats and plenty of rides in 2019. Happy New Year❣️

    • Thanks, M. That about covers it for the magical things we’re believing for. Plus some good health and giggles along the way.

      Love and licks,

  14. The world is definitely full of magic! I hope your mom does a wonderful job with her goals – I know she’ll do great!

  15. I hope you and your mom both have a magical year in 2019 with lots of treats and the final attainment of the elusive book #2…and #3 🙂 ❤

  16. It was magic that I found this in my email. Why do I have 99 emails ever time I look. It’s hard to find stuff. Easy to lose stuff. That said, we’ll all be waiting for the magic to bring about book #2. Magic and mama’s persistence and hard work and talent and… 💥2019💥. Good luck 🍀

    • Thanks for the magical wishes, G. Mom’s challenges are moving along. Emails can pile up. No shocker there. I think every computer should have TWO delete buttons. Then Mom could take more walks with me!

      Love and licks,

  17. Charlee: “Hey, we have a magic treat drawer in our house too.”
    Chaplin: “Must be some sort of widespread phenomenon. We should ask Mouse about it.”
    Charlee: “We are purring for your mom to magic book #2 into existence this year!”

  18. WOW! Your house is full of magic, sweet Cupcake and we wish that all your dreams come true for the New Year, so that the Daruma has at least two painted eyes 😀 *whispers: you didn’t lick it off, right?* Pawkisses for a magical New Year to the both of you✨🐾😽💞✨

    • Thanks, Little B. And nope – I am not allowed to lick the Daruma guy. He does kind of look like a ball, though, so one day, I may lose my mind and start running around the house with him.

      Love and licks,

  19. M. K. Clinton said:

    We definitely believe in magic! We have lots of 4 leaf clover and Mom is superstitious even though she knows it makes no sense. LOL!

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