Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: Interview with Zoe and Schroder on Dognapped

IMG_0485 SPAL: We have Schroeder and Zoe with us today.

HB: Yeah. Charmaine Clancy it their mom.

SPAL: And the author to My Zombie Dog.

HB: Yeah. And today her fur-peeps want to share her newest book, Dognapped.

SPAL: I’m definitely reading this one.

HB: But you haven’t read Zombie Dog yet, pansy boy.

SPAL: My reading pile is high, stupid. You think you can do any better?

HB: ***he waves his paw in the space between them***Yeah. Yeah. Whatever.

SPAL: Enough. We’d like to welcome Zoe and Schroder. Hey! What kind of fur-peeps are you?

HB: ***runs about sniffing his guests***

Schr: I'm Schroeder and I'm a miniature schnauzer, just like the main character in Dognapped?

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Zoe: The main character in Dognapped? is Kitty, and she's a human girl.

Schr: Well, yeah, sure, she features more, but the story is really about how fantastic miniature schnauzers are. They just make out it's about humans... it's all politics you know.

Zoe: I think you're the one who doesn't know.

Schr: Someone's jealous because the border collie only has a small part in the book!


Zoe: At least Molly, the border collie, was brave.

Schr: Yeah? Well... well... MUMMY! Zoe's pickin' on me!

Zoe: Sook.

Charmaine: Are you two fighting for attention again? Don't make me come in there!

SPAL: It doesn’t help that Hair Ball is up their bums.

HB: ***his nose is at the back of Zoe*** She smells like musky flowers.

SPAL: ***rolls his eyes at Hair Ball*** Who’s your Mummsy?

Schr: Charmaine is the one who brings home the animals, so I guess she's our Mummy.

Zoe: Although I really belong more to the little one. She sneaks me food.

Schr: Yeah, you are Matilda's girl aren't you?

SPAL: We used to have a No-No-O. But she lives with a Yakov, in Israel now. ***he frowns*** Her bedroom was the eternal buffet. But no more. ***he shrugs*** So what does your Mummsy write, draw, or paint? 

Zoe: Matilda is an amazing artist for a pup, I mean child. She also writes great stories and reads them to me.

Schr: Charmaine writes too, Dognapped? is her second book for kids. She likes to draw too, but doesn't think she's very good at it.

Zoe: Maybe we should mention Emily?

Schr: The other kid? She's got the cat.

Zoe: That's a cat?! Looks more like a rat. 

*both dogs snicker

SPAL: I love cats. I miss mine.

HB: ***Lifts his head from Zoe’s bum*** What’s a cat?

SPAL:***he glances at HB*** I’ll tell you later, stupid.***he looks to Soe and Schr*** Anyway, Do you two like hanging out with your Mummsy while she worke on her projects?

Schr: Of course! I help Mummy when she's typing.

Zoe: You mean sit on her lap and get in the way?

Schr: I help.

Zoe: Yeah, I like to help Matilda when she's reading.

Schr: You do know she can't read through that big head of yours?

Zoe: She needs me to lick her face when we get to a scary bit.

SPAL: I know what you mean.

HB: Yeah.

SPAL: I like to sit in my Mummsy’s lap or bedside her when she works.

HB: I like her feet. They taste good.

SPAL: Where do you two like to sit? On her lap? At her feet? Or on her keyboards or crayons?

Schr: I'm definitely a lap dog. But if no one's around, I like to hop up on the couch...

Charmaine: Schroeder! Get off the couch!

Schr: Never mind.

Zoe: I prefer the feet. I like to lick them.

HB: I’m in love.

Schr: You become a lap dog as soon as there's the first sign of thunder!

Zoe: Shhh, don't tell them that.

HB: Zoe can come to my house during a storm. I’ll protect her. ***he puffs out his chest*** I’ll even share my treats with you. What do you and they like to nosh on? And would you be willing to share them with me and pansy boy?

Zoe: My favourite treat is fish oil capsules. Mummy says they're good for us, but they can't be, they taste too good. I also like to drink from the cat's bowl, just to show I'm not scared of her.

Schr: Look out, here she comes!

Zoe: What?! Where?! Oh.

Schr: Hmm, food... I like it all.

Zoe: Literally. He'll eat anything: Lettuce, banana, chilli, socks...

SPAL: Love bananas. But socks are like pantyhose. I got really sick after I swallowed a pair.

Schr: I'm happy to share.

Zoe: Only because no one else wants the crud you eat.

Schr. Crud good.

HB: Crud? Out Mummsy says that about what’s in the garbage can. Crud is pretty tasty.

CH:Thanks Shelly for having Zoe and Schroeder on your blog today, I hope they didn't misbehave too much.

My newest release is Dognapped? A Dog Show Detective Mystery, it's available from Amazon:

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and will be FREE just for May 22nd and 23rd

My first book was My Zombie Dog and is also available from Amazon in Kindle format and paperback:


I love to connect with readers and writers, and can be found at:



and my blog is: dream... write... publish

SPAL: We loved having all of you today.

HB: I hope Zoe comes back so I can smell her beautiful scent. Hey! Wanna be my girlfriend?

SPAL: We’ll see you all next week. Lots of licks.


  1. Great interview. My Zombie Dog? I love it!

  2. They are wonderful interviewees:) Love your blog!

    1. Aren't they. They're the best boys ever. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. I'm in tears Shelly - hilarious! And Zoe could do a lot worse ;)

    Thanks so much for featuring Dognapped? xx

    1. You're welcome. We enjoyed it. Especially Hair Ball.

  4. hahahahahaha...
    "of course I help Mummy when she is typing"
    Famous last words, they always help way too much !
    Several times a day you can hear me say... please don't help so much.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. I know. The biggest little helpers in town.

  5. Zoe and Schroeder sound so cute. I think Dognapped sounds great. Too bad you two didn't get on the cover! Great interview Shelly.

    1. Thank you. But I couldn't have done it without the boys.

  6. I've been hearing about this book, and it sounds so cute! Thanks for the hilarious interview. :)

    1. You're very welcome, nice lady.

      Lots of licks.

  7. Swallowing socks is not good. I think these four puppies could get into trouble together.

  8. That was funny. And someone is a foot licker.

  9. Those animals crack me up...the book sounds good, too!
    Tina @ Life is Good

  10. What an interview! It's like a doggie summit!

  11. Congratulations, Charmaine (and Zoe and Schroeder!)

  12. These guys do the best interviews!

  13. Maybe you should change the name of the blog to "The Fur Peeps of a No Longer Novice Writer."

    1. Or how about? The Life of Two Fur-Peeps with a Writer.

  14. Ha ha, what a fun way to discuss books!

  15. SPAL has a TBR pile? I can tell who he's hanging around with... is it higher than your pile Shelly? LOL

    Writer In Transit


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