GUEST POST ~ #Danny the Dog

My very special guest today is none other than the dauntless and debonair #Danny the Dog, who has kindly contributed one of his adventure stories. Danny’s person, best-selling author Andrew Joyce, will begin by introducing our celebrated canine friend.


Andrew JoyceMy name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. Tina has been kind enough to allow me a little space on her blog to promote my new novel, Yellow Hair. I think it’s a good book, but what do I know? Anyway, I’m kinda shy about tooting my own horn. So I think I’ll turn things over to my dog Danny. He always has a bad attitude and usually does not speak highly of me. But please understand that we co-exist as the old Soviet Union and the United States once co-existed. We tolerate each other. So without further ado, here’s Danny.


Danny the DogAndrew woke me up from a nice nap to help him out here. I was dreaming of hot dogs. Yummy! For a person that works with words for a living, he has very little to say in real life. He wants me to tout his book for him, but I don’t think I will. Instead, I think I’ll tell you about my latest adventure. I’m always having adventures. I like to write about them and what I write is 100% true.

In way of introduction, it is I, Danny the Dog, everyone’s favorite dog. I haven’t written anything for a while because my human, Andrew, has been using the computer. He was working on his new book. I told him I’d write it for him, but no; he said I don’t write in the same style as he does. Well duh! I’m so much a better at writing than he is.

I have a story to convey that I am not proud of. At first, I was not Danny the Dog
going to tell you this story, but Andrew said that if I’m going to write about myself, I have to tell of my foibles as well as my strengths. I didn’t know I had foibles, but if I do, perhaps I should see a vet and have them checked out.

Well, I’ve dilly dallied long enough, here’s my sad tale (no pun intended).

Andrew has this friend, a female friend. Yeah, I know. I too was surprised that he had a friend, let alone a female friend. But during my long life, I’ve been witness to stranger things. So this friend, whose name is Suzanne, came to visit last week and she brought her dog with her. Now, I am a peaceful dog, I come from a long line of peace-loving dogs. In fact, my father was so peaceful, he only bit the mailman once a week. But as all of my canine readers will attest to, when a new dog comes onto your turf (or boat in my case), you have to assert your dominance. And in this instance, that was not going to be a problem.

Danny the DogThe little critter was tiny. I wasn’t sure if it was a dog or a hairy rat. Andrew, knowing my ways, tied me to a tree so I couldn’t get to the little monster. But I wasn’t giving up. I barked my head off and strained against that insidious leash. And ultimately my efforts paid off, but now I wish they hadn’t. I was tied to a thin branch and it finally broke, freeing me to go and teach that interloper a lesson. I wasn’t going to hurt her, just let her know who was boss.

I ran full force right at the little thing, but instead of cowering or running away as any normal small dog would do, she turned and faced me, bared her teeth and started barking at me! I was so unprepared for this turn of events that I screeched to a halt (and this is the hard part to tell), turned tail and ran. I ran right to the boat, jumped inside, and hid under the bed. And do you want to know what the worst part was? As I ran, I could hear Andrew laughing his rear end off.

The conclusion to my sad story is that eventually I made friends with the little terror. Her name is Maui, and for a little female rat-dog, she’s not a bad sort. But she does tend to boss me around a lot.

And as for Andrew, he will never let me forget it. Sometimes when
he’s at the computer, he’ll break out laughing, turn to me, and in a Danny the Dogsickening, sugary voice say, “How’s my big brave doggie doing? You better watch out, there are a few mean-looking cats around.” I could just strangle him at times.

I have to be going. I have an appointment at the vet’s to get my foibles looked at.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot—go out and buy Andrew’s book. It’ll make the old guy’s day.


This is Andrew again. On behalf of Danny and myself, I would like to thank Tina for having us over. It’s been a real pleasure.
You’re welcome, Andrew. It has been my pleasure to host you and Danny.
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91 thoughts on “GUEST POST ~ #Danny the Dog”

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Be still my heart, Danny the Dog has broken his silence… his fans have awaited his latest epistle with bated breath and it does not disappoint.. Tina Frisco persuaded (probably with turkey slices) the canine legend to guest post.. I see that his master Andrew still managed to sneak in with a plug for his books…..head over and find out about Danny’s foibles….

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  2. Danny and Muai- good combination. I laughed my head off when I read this.
    Danny do not worry- we all have our moments. Mine is when I meet old colleagues- I feel like hiding under a bed then. I never can because I would never fit. Be glad that you have a bed space under which you can hide. For some of us mortals, that space is too little.

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  3. Danny! I believe that there should have been a “proper introduction” to Maui. Naturally, there may have still been some spoiled behavior on her part, after all, she might get out often… You are a better fella for it all as illustrated by your willingness to do this promotion for Andrew’s book. ❤

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  4. Aww, Danny the dog, writing a blog, LOL! He is so adorable! In fact, Danny looks just like my brother’s dog–same breed with the little turned-out feet. Funny, Tina, soon, I’m starting a feature on my blog, “Aero’s Perspectives” (he’s my little Boykin spaniel mix). He’s getting a new cousin puppy in a couple of weeks, so he will have a lot to say. Great minds and all 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome, Diana. Danny is indeed a master storyteller! I’m a big fan of his as well as of his person. I enjoyed Andrew’s first 3 books, so I’m quite sure Yellow Hair will be an equally good read. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  5. I want to thank all my millions of fans for tuning and reading of my latest adventure. I do lead a very exciting life, don’t ? And just to put your unease to rest, the vet said my foibles a fine. He told me everyone has foibles, but mine are the best. Naturally.

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    1. Glad you dropped in, Danny, and happy to hear your foibles are fine. One thing’s for sure: You’ll never suffer an ego crisis. That’s probably because the ego is in the foible lobe of the brain, and yours has received a clean bill of health. Happy trails and tales and tails, my fine canine friend 🙂

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  6. Hi Danny – it’s TINK (nickname for TinkerToy, the guest-blogging Shih Tzu – found on my Mom’s blog,

    I love reading your stuff, and I want to let you know that I’m linking here on my next guest-blog – which is an invitation to my FIRST Meet and Greet for 4-legses. So make sure you stop by and leave a trail (but don’t use this post, because it will already be getting its own press).
    Woof! TINK

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      1. Just for your information, Danny doesn’t go on his own blog. He’ll post something and then forget about it. Actually, he doesn’t post. he only reblogs his stuff that others have been kind enough to post. If you want to get Danny’s attention all you have to do is mention turkey slices.

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