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Five Word Friday

Today’s Five words are from yet another half-story from Mom’s never-ending collection of unfinished stories. We kinda like this one, so it may have a chance at seeing the end.

16. Rudolph – No. Not that Rudolph. Picking a character name is important for a story. That character will be in the author’s head for a long time, so the name should mean something. Mom was named after her grandma. I was named Cupcake because I am so sweet.

Me being sweet on my Gotcha Day.

4. Trim – Some characters need a lot of adornment. They get trimmed and decorated with traits and quirks. That helps them work. Sometimes, when I used to do therapy work, Mom thought I looked like a plain potato, so she trimmed and dressed me up to be different. It made me fancy. It made the old soldiers laugh.  

51. Wrinkled – If Mom wrote on paper instead of computer-typing, LOTS of papers would end up wrinkled and tossed in the garbage pail. I am an expert on wrinkling. I can’t help it. Warm clothes are so cozy and comfy. It’s tough to resist.

20. Famous – It’s rare that a picture book could make an author famous. I mean Cat in the Hat, Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus don’t come along every day. Even though Mom is nowhere near famous, I have had a moment or two in the sun.

8. Useful – Beds are useful. I use mine sometimes.

Comments on: "Five Word Friday" (26)

  1. the name of a character is super important. Da neilson was named Nutella by his breeder-witch… we are glad da furst owner changed that. if we write a book once it would be bad to write about nutella… in that case we had to write a cooking book LOL

    • LOL. Poor DaNeilson! As much as the name fits, it’s rude! That said, if anybody could write a cookbook it’s your parents. The chapter on cake decorating would be short, but effective.

      Love and licks,

  2. Cupcake your five words today are good ones……We hope this story gets finished AND finds its’ way into print too! Mom and I think you have the most “wonderful-est” wardrobe of dresses. You are the most beautiful potato EVER! Tee Hee

    Love, Teddy

  3. Carole Schulman said:

    Ya know, I think you are a SWEET potato! And trimmed out in girly dresses…what’s not to love? I hope your mom makes it all the way to the end and just says to the Publisher “Here it is. Read it and grin”! By the way Cupcake, any chance you will do therapy work again? Gotta show off them threads to an appreciative audience. Have you two gone to hospitals as well? It’ll be great to get to read to the kids again at the library, I’ll bet.
    Katie isabella

    • Thanks, KI. I do like to think of myself as a sweet potato. My sweetness is undeniable. Mom and I worked at the Veterans Home – which is like a nursing home for soldiers. We likely will not go back there – if and when they reopen to visitors and volunteers. Eventually, we will go back to the 2 libraries.

      Love and licks,

  4. Margret Abbott said:

    We’ve loved seeing your moments in the sun. In fact we saw your video twice on AFV! As for warm laundry being comfy we couldn’t agree more in fact if we could fit we’d lay in the clothes baskets at our house too! ~ Belle, Bessie and Bea Pups

    • Definitely, B, B, and B. I think it’s rude that your mama doesn’t pour the warm clothes out onto the floor for you. It’s the least she could do. We saw my AFV moment twice, too. I was excited and totally surprised to be rerun already!

      Love and licks,

  5. That laundry basket puts the bed to shame! Now that thing looks useful! It’s roomy and maybe a little odiferous but I’m sure the fragrance is pure Eternity. 😉
    Good luck. Waiting on a completed book. ⏰ tick tock …

    • Tick tock for sure, G. And yes, nobody knows better than you that everything around here is Calvin Klein Eternity scented – except the things that smell like dog fur. I’m in charge of those.

      Love and licks,

  6. These are all wonderful words and so descriptive too.


  7. Oh Cupcake…your mom should realize there’s nothing plain about you, with or without being dressed up. Congrats on all your famous videos. You’re a dress-wearing rock star!!

  8. Hello friends ! Such a fun post with all the cute photos. My middle name was my Baba’s name. I was excited about your word, ‘useful’ and that your bed was useful. I finally got to sleep in my own bed last weekend. I had to learn how to walk upstairs again :/ Who knew that would take so long 😀 xK

    • Congratulations, K. That was an important skill to learn. Mom remembers learning to walk up stairs after her knee surgery. We don’t have stairs at our house, but she walked up 3 steps at her favorite Pancake House. It was huge! Plus pancakes!

      Love and licks,

  9. Sounds like you are a “sweet potato,” C. XOX Lucy and Xena

  10. chesterspaniel said:

    Well, you certainly have a knack for raising peoples’ spirits! My ghostwriter wishes they would allow therapy doggies back into the nursing home.

    We did see your clip from AFV. LOL BOL! Dad was sure to record it since GW had to work the night it was first aired.

    And the pictures of you sleeping on top of the laundry made us think about our angel Miss Ginger who did the exact same thing!

    • So happy you frens didn’t miss me on TV. Your dad can be president of my fan club. (and maybe the only member…) Angel Ginger sounds serene and peaceful like me. I would’ve liked her.

      Love and licks,

  11. Lulu: “Cupcake! You aren’t wrinkling those clothes. You’re helping use gravity to flatten them out so that they don’t require ironing. So helpful!”

    • Thanks, Lu. I AM helpful! Thanks for noticing. Plus my hot belly can work with the gravity to steam press the laundry. What more does this woman want from me?

      Love and licks,

  12. Cupcake is a perfect name for you. I love your Mom’s name. I can’t resist warm clothes from the dryer either, Cupcake. I always scoop them up and bring them to my face for the warmth and their wonderfully fresh scent. I am going to have to check out Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. I loved seeing your moments in the sun!

  13. You’re quite a character, Cupcake,and you fit in everything, the laundry basket, your bed, your mom’s bed, the television…😸…and your name fits purrfectly too *mumbles* and if I didn’t know better, I would eat you…MOL…* Pawkisses for a Happy Monday and week ahead to the both of you🐾😽💞

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