Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrating Clancy the Clown and Charlene the Star

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Hello and Happy Friday from my dog Clancy the Clown and me! We are ready to celebrate the weekend.

Doesn't he look like a stuffed animal here? :D 

Friday is the day to Celebrate the Small Things and today I'm celebrating Clancy's adorable clown costume! This costume used to be mine - I wore it to a Halloween party back in the 1990s. My mom found it in a drawer at her house and we decided to see if Clancy would wear it. He normally has a fit even from the bandanna the groomer puts on him, so I wasn't hopeful, but he not only agreed to wear the bow tie, he also went along with wearing the hat!

Clancy got some cheese for his efforts and I got a great laugh - the best I'd had in weeks. So that's why I'm celebrating my four-legged clown. :)



I'm also celebrating another adorable animal, Charlene the horse. Isn't she a beauty?

Charlene the Star was written by my friend Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, and I was lucky enough to be able to read an advanced copy of the revised edition. This is a wonderful story with great life lessons for kids and adults alike.

Charlene was born into a racing family but she doesn't want to race. Feeling embarrassed and out of place when she can't run as fast as the other horses, Charlene wants to find a place where her own gifts can shine. Without spoiling the story, I'll just say that she does. And she finds a sweet dog best friend as well.

Since it took me more than forty years to figure out that I wanted to write, I could relate to Charlene's struggle to fit in and to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I'm sure many children will recognize their own doubts and fears in Charlene's story. Congratulations to Deanie on a job well done!







The Celebrate the Small Things hop is hosted by Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G Keltner at Writing Off the Edge and Tonja Drecker at Kidbits. Visit Lexa's blog here to find out how join in the hop yourself and to see the list of participants.


25 comments:

  1. Clancy looks stylish not clownish in his get-up.
    Congratulations to Deanie.

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  2. I think Clancy enjoyed taking a turn as a clown. Congrats to Deanie!

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  3. I used to have a stuffy that looked exactly like Clancy!!!! He looks cute all dressed-up.

    Love Deanie and her books!!!

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  4. Clancy is adorable! He really should be in show biz. :)

    And yeh for awesome children's books!

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  5. Your dog Clancy the Clown is adorable :)

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  6. Congrats to Deannie. And Clancy looks so adorable - a star of his own book series??

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  7. Thank you for your compliments on Charlene everyone. And I agree Clancy is adorable for sure. He's a star in his own right. Wishing you all a great weekend.

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  8. Aww, Clancy is so cute in the clown costume! Yes, he really does look like a fluffy stuffed toy in that one pic. Congrats to Deanie on her revised book and its new cover - love it! Have a wonderful weekend, Julie & Clancy!

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  9. Clancy, those bright colors look excellent against your dark fur. What a stunner!

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  10. Clancy is beyond precious! Glad he was such a good sport about the costume. Can only imagine how much more adorable he was in it in person!

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  11. Clancy, you look too cute in that costume. I can't imagine my pups would have been so accommodating—even for cheese. :)

    Congrats to Deanie!

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  12. Clancy is an adorable clown, and I have a feeling he makes you laugh even when he isn't in costume.

    Congrats to Deanie on her new book. Your description of the story reminds me of the line of Serendipity books my kids used to read as children. They were heartwarming stories featuring animals, and they always taught a meaningful lesson.

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  13. Congrats on book release. Those photos are so sweet.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  14. That dog costume is too cute! I get to play with a puppy this weekend! I'm so excited!

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  15. The book cover reminds me so much of covers in books way past. And the story sounds precious. My gr-daughter Clara would love to hold him.

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  16. The doggie looks so cute! I love dogs, and I wish I could have one. I think that people need dogs in their lives, because dogs are good for the soul. :)

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  17. Hi Julie - Clancy looks delightful .. and what wonderful colours. Great for a story I think. While Charlene sounds a lovely story of sadness turned to love ... because we're all capable of something - cheers and enjoy the weekend - Hilary

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  18. Clancy is such a good sport. I don't think my dog would do that. What a cutie!

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  19. Clancy is cute...and looks like he's loving it. (or tolerating well :) )

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  20. I love the clown outfits and dogs make the very best friends. Charlene has good taste. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  21. Clancy is adorable!!!

    Congrats to Deanie!

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  22. Clancy looks way too cute for words! And he's keeping it on. I'm not sure my dogs would do that. Maybe our Lab mix. But not our other one. Big congratulations to Deanie.

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  23. Lol:) That looks like one happy dog!

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