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MY NEW BOOK IS COMING!

Posted on October 17, 2012 by
Tommie
on the road at
EVERYWHERE!
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We haven't talked for a while. That's not because I haven't wanted to but because Dad still won't give me the computer password. It's a control thing.

Anyway. My life and has been full of excitement. Dad and I travelled back up to Alice and had a walk with two families. The kids loved me. They would scream out Tommie Tommie in the morning and the littlest boy, Hamish, would rub his hands through my hair. One time, because I am old and get cranky, I snapped at him and held his little hand in my mouth. I still feel really bad about it and he was upset because he said I was his special friend. If Hamish is reading this I just want to say that you are my special friend.

If you look at the photos you will see I have been swimming in lakes and ponds and rivers. I have rolled my body in red dirt which is what red cattle dogs have to do to keep up the red look. It's kind of like "henna" is for humans. I have travelled in the Toyota and looked after Dad. AND I have released my book and went to the Book Launch. Everyone loved me there as well. In fact everyone loves me everywhere because I am a lovely old dog.

 

My writing career looks like taking off. My first book, co-written with Dad, has lots of stories but I felt a little constrained by having to write with him. So my next book will be pretty much about me. Thats OK I think because people are always saying that to Dad - it's all about you!

We are in Sydney at the moment but leave for Melbourne soon. We are going to go through the High Country of Victoria and New South Wales. I haven't been there before but I know I will love it. My mum was an alpine dingo which is why I have such thick hair. There will still be snow around but I am built for it because of her.

I can't wait really. When I see Dad packing the Toyota and buying new packets of Low Fat Food for Dogs Prone to Obesity, I get really excited. I know we are off again. Just the two of us! Man and dog! Raymond & Tommie. Just two writers on the road together. 

Dad and I have lots of friends on Facebook now as well. Each day we send photos of what we are doing and seeing. It makes us feel like we are travelling with a big mob even though they are from all over the world. 

Anyway 

WOOF WOOF!

TOMMIE xx

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Jackie Hillhouse
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Your having so much fun traveling around with your daddy, seeing all the sites and sound and meeting new people, how exciting for you, and Im sure Hamish is still you special friend because your a SPECIAL dog. You take care now and keep watch out for your daddy. Oh... and Red looks good on you. Love, Your friend, Jackie (''') (''')
Tommie
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Woof Jackie - I havent heard from Hamish yet but I think he will undertand. Yes, red really brings out my eyes I think - woof woof Tommie x
Francis daisy Janssen
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Love what you say in you mail. Just love it thank you
Tommie
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Woof Francis - I am glad you like my blog - we are off again soon with lots of new stories - woof woof Tommie x
Susan
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Tommie,I loved the book launch. You took such good care of Raymond, watching his every move.I could tell how happy you were for him. Did you notice that all the other dog's had to wait outside the pub but you were allowed in?I don't think fame will go to your head...
Tommie
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Woof Susan - thank you - it was my first Book Launch and I was a little nervous - but the food was good and Dad sold lots of books - MY LAUNCH will be great because we will let all the dogs in! woof woof Tommie x
Bonnie
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I love the beautiful pictures and reading about your travels.Looking forward to more of them.
Tommie
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Woof woof Bonnie - I LIKE TELLING THEM! Tommie x
Catherine
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Hi Tommie, please don't be offended but this message is really for the dad. Well, I can tell you, and you no doubt will pass it on. Or not.He was a real hit at the Heaven and Earth Writer's Festival and I wouldn't be surprised if many more sign up for the Noushkapar (I know that's not how you spell it, but you know what I mean).I was able to show those thinking of signing up just how effective it is and they were impressed. Anyway, you have a great trip, the High Country is spectacular.Good luck with the new book.Cheers, Catherine
Raymond
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Hi there. I really enjoyed being on my first panel, sandwiched between the poet and the professor. Lets do that walk to the Gardens of Stone sometime. c ya Raymond & Tommie.
Gayle Fleury
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My human mum is writing this for me. My name is Dingo and I am a red Aussie Cattle Dog and my mum says I am beautiful. Well, I think YOU are beautiful, Tommie. And smart and talented too! Wow! The adventures you and your dad have had! My sister and I are going to take a sheep herding class and I am very excited about it! Good luck with all the book launch parties and more adventures! Love, Dingo (okay, AND my sister Sophie... sigh... she's the hyper one!)
Tommie
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Woof DINGO & SOPHIE - Sheep herding will be easy for you guys. It will be like drinking water or riding a bike. Well maybe not that. When you do it you will feel like you are a complete dog. Every part of you will tingle and when you see them working it is great. I have never had sheep herding classes but I wish I had. Anyway, I am glad you guys are with us and your mum can feel like she is back in Australia again for a while. Woof Woof - Tommie
Beatrix Fowler
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hi Tommie, love your blog. Good luck with the book. B'ix.... that's what mt friends call me because Beatrix is a bit of a mouthful.
Banjo
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Dear Tommie, My name is Banjo I am a 7 1/2 year old entire male yellow Labrador as my owner thought it wasn't right to have me desexed, and I entirely agree with him. I too have visited many places in the Outback but not as many as you have. I get very excited when my owners pack the Defender and Camper Trailer as that also means we are off on another adventure.
Suzanne Girard
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Hi Raymond hope all is well .Following your travels and i find all comments pretty interesting .A real education for me,also wanted to say how much I love Tommie Great Dog ...What can i say ..Mans best friend.Tell him i send a big hug ....Stay safe out there and looking forward to more stories  bye for now Suzanne
lee
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have you seen the film Red dog. we watched it one stormy night in our vw camper van with the van rocking from the storm and the sea roaring outside in a place called Rosemarkie. scotland we had our four year grandchild with us.
Johnnie
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Hello Tommie...(and Raymond, of course)...I wish I could meet the both of you...but..East Coast USA is a very long way from the land of Oz...maybe some day we will get to come there and we can see one another. I love the stories from Dad and you...makes my day when I see that Dad has posted something of your travels...I know you must like seeing all the new things... Please do take care of yourself...and Dad too...God Bless the both of you... Johnnie...Mocksville, North Carolin USA
Selmacanzaus511@bigpond.comhttp://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/Man-Shy-Dusty-Frank-Dalby-Davison/?isbn=9780207199332
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Hi Tommie, Love reading your Blog, has your Dad heard about a book called'Dusty'? It is and old book, we came across it in our travels along the Wallaby Track, it is about a part Dingo, part Kelpie who lived in the High Country - I think that was were he lived. Anyway the book was written by Frank Dalby Davidson. Here is the link to info about the book, you will have to get your Dad to look it up for you on the PC, seeing as how he won't let you know the password. 
donna Mitchell
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Tommie , You have an amazing smile. What a lucky dog you are...Out and about on your journey that has no end, I hope you take care of yourself and watch what you eat. Rest occassionally in the shade of one of those wonderful trees. Let your spirit wander. Mind your dad...be safe be well be happy...Nye for now .
Natalie capstick
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Your Tommie is a beautiful dog, must be what he already possessed inside and a loving master, taboot...My D'Jingo story is still coming, believe it or not...just the few times i get on here, i am tired and i want the story to count:)