It was the best of times…it was the worst of times. I’m pretty sure those words are original to me, Scraps. I am, after all, a literary dog. Well, to be honest, I’m a fictional literary dog. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. But I might not mention that again–I’m not sure if Mom knows. And she really relies on me. I have a pretty important role here at The Writer’s Dog. I’m barking today about a big change…it is the best of times because an ordinary scruffy little dog like me (see my picture? I’m pretty cute, huh?) gets to take over writing this blog! I finally get to woof out loud and tell everybody like it is. That’s right, I’m Scraps, the writer’s dog! The writer is my mom, Peggy Frezon. You know her. She writes those books about dogs (yay!), guinea pigs, miniature horses, and even sometimes cats. You probably know her from Guideposts, too, and All Creatures. What I bet you didn’t know is that I help her. I’m not just an inspiration, but I really help. You’ll soon see.

So regarding this blog, now it’s my turn to jump in to the fun and dig up some good tales to post. After all, I’m hanging around the home office every day, so I pretty much know what’s happening. I’ll fill you in on what Mom’s writing, book news, what’s coming up at Guideposts, and inspiring devotions too. Of course I’ll also woof about dogs and dog life.  And, oh yeah, I’ll have plenty to say about my good pals Ernest and Petey. They’re my best, best, best friends!

Okay, and like any good writer, I can’t forget to wrap up the loose ends. At the beginning of this post I wrote that it was also the worst of times, right? I’ll tell you why. That’s because Mom is still at her desk, tapping away at her new assignment, and has paid no attention to my empty food bowl for…gah, it feels like hours! I’m wasting away! I’m going to have to make a racket about that. I guess I’ll go over and poke my nose under Mom’s elbow while she’s typing. She loves it when I do that.

Since I’m new, I have a few questions for you. What would  you like to have me write about? Do you have any tips for me? How can I get more doggy treats?

Please stop by again soon. We’re going to have fun!