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

Albert Einstein. Pretty smart guy.

Sometimes Mom calls me a pretty smart girl.

Solving IQ puzzles like a boss… (There are treats inside these things!!)

Other times, she reminds me that my brain is the size of a marble.

Genius at Work…


Once in a while, I remind HER – Look who’s talking. I mean, I’m no mathematician, but we are 7 days into the new month and there is no new draft in Mom’s computer. What happened to her 12×12 Challenge – one new story a month for 12 months?

Usually a week into the month, she has at least chosen an idea or named a character or written a cute title. So far this month – nothing.

I, on the other hand, have eaten a bank lollipop,

fought the windy wind at the park,

Ears flapping in the wind…

tested out my winter leg warmers,

worked at the library

and the VA,

shopped for treats,

and got myself blessed at church.

Not bad for a doggie with a marble-sized brain…

Brain at Rest

Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (36)

  1. Cupcake you are one very busy girl and marble brain or BIG BRAIN, you’ve got it “goin’ on” girl!! I think your leg warmers are interesting – nice of your Mom to make sure you are always comfy.

    Hugs, Teddy

    • Thanks, T. We’re trying out the leg warmers because the wind on our hill is fierce in the winter and I shiver a lot. Mom says even if I still shiver, the leg warmers are good for a laugh! #rude

      Love and licks,

  2. Margret Abbott said:

    Cupcake, we love your leg warmers! You are one of the smartest pups we know. You never know when a second treat might be added to the cuppy things, it’s always good to check. You don’t want to miss out. Oh and wanting to give your mom a chance to bowl with you, brilliant! ~nose nudges Bessie Pup

    • You have a crystal clear view of things around here, B. I like how you think. Whenever I leave some bowling pins for Mom she says the word, “What a shame.” I guess that’s how she thanks me for letting her bowl. #yourewelcome

      Love and licks,

  3. Those leg warmers are going to feel pretty dang good in about a month or so! Your Mom will get inspired, I just know it. You have been a busy girl! My bowling looks a lot like yours!

    • Thanks, Pix. It makes me feel better that your bowling leaves a bunch of pins for Mom, too. Between the 2 of us, we will keep her busy and let her get some bowling practice. #spare

      Love and licks,

  4. Carole Schulman said:

    Cupcake…you WON the battle. I know your mom didn’t know there was a battle, but no matter! YOU won. LOOK at all you accomplished. I am impressed. I didn’t get half that done because you have a jobbie and I don’t. I had to organize the placement of all the sunpuddles though. That was hard. You however are an inspiration.

    XX Katie Isabella, the Cat

    • Thanks, KI. My jobbie does keep me pretty busy. But don’t forget, you have a responsibility to carry all your toys to their proper places in the house and announce them when they arrive. #importantwork

      Love and licks,

  5. If yours is a marble brain then so is MINE!!! Boomer 🙂 BAY HOWL LAUGH!

  6. My goodness! You have been a busy girl, Cupcake! Mom better get cracking and catch up!!! 🙂

    • Thanks, S. Mom vows to get busy working in a few more days. I have heard this so-called-vow before, so we’ll see. Maybe after she bakes a marble pound cake. And vacuums the dog hair off the floor. And buys a new winter jacket. And… #bleakoutlook

      Love and licks,

  7. chesterspaniel said:

    Well, there’s your story right there! You told the story of Cupcake’s adventures with pictures.

  8. MOL..not bad at all, Cupcake. What a busy week and you can add some more at your list…you made us laugh, sweet marble-sized Cupcake😸 Your leg warmers are SO COOL, I think they would look purrfect with your pink sweater. You did a great job on that shell game too, it’s not easy to fool your mom huh 😉 Pawkisses for a Happy Monday to all of you🐾😽💞

    • Thanks, Little B. Pink is my favorite color. I think those leg warmers will be just the thing. I worked very hard on learning the Shell Game. My progress was inconsistent at best. I found that the secret is to grab random cups, run with them, then come back to see if there are Cheerios. That worked well. #cheeriosarelife

      Love and licks,

  9. We know who the genius is, Cupcake. You keep doing what you’re doing-maybe your mum can catch up with you. Eventually. 😆

  10. Cupcake, you are on it girl, and looking very sharp too!

    • C, you had such interesting things to do. Maybe yur mom couldn’t get her head wrapped around her stories this month. I t does happen. Perhaps if mom rolled outside on the aveent and cleared her mind that something would come to her. Have a chat with her C.


      • Thanks, S. Soon, Mom will get her wheels turning and then look out. She will make things happen. Meanwhile, I’m looking my sweetest, in case her next story is about me. #hulloimrighthere

        Love and licks,

    • Awww… thanks. Those leg warmers are pretty sleek. #fashionista

      Love and licks,

  11. My goodness… it has been years since we reconnected. Glad to see you are still on the blogging path

  12. Carole Schulman said:

    Cupcake! How in the name of common sense could I have missed your two videos!? I swear I could not see them when I came over a few days back. SO glad I stopped by again! XXX LOVED those. The shell game got mom tickled. The bowling got ME tickled.
    Katie Isabella

    • What the heck, KI!? The videos are always so important. Mostly, they consist of Mom trying not to laugh at me, but laughing at me anyway. Apparently, she thinks I am a riot. #giggling

      Love and licks,

  13. You are one busy and smart girl, Cupcake. I see a picture book about you in the future – maybe that October manuscript!

  14. Well I’m late to this stinking party. How did I miss this?!? It’s been a few more than 7 days (even though I know you don’t count, I’m tellin’ya. Trust me) so has mom got anything done yet? And those leg warmers! I laughed so hard I started coughing. You two are a pair!!!🥰🐶🧑🏻❤️ 🎳

    • Well, Mom is thinking about thinking. That’s a start. Plus she does writing-adjacent things each day, but the new story is still a ghost. Hey! Maybe she can write about a ghost…. Mom laughs her head off about my leg warmers, too, but when the wind at the top of our mountain starts blowing my ears upside down, I’ll be toasty warm like, “Who’s laughing now?”

      Love and licks,

  15. Lulu: “It looks like we know who gets the most done around your house, Cupcake!”

  16. You are such a cute and smart doggo cupcake! You’re rockin’ those leg warmers 🙂

  17. Love those leg warmers!

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