Scottie Haiku for the New Year

jackNewYearsDayMuch love and best wishes for a Happy New Year from Jack to each of you!

I face the new year.
With new squirrels and cats and such.
Please let me catch one.

Last night was quite loud.
I was scared to go outside.
What’s up with fireworks?

It’s foggy today.
Or do I need a haircut?
I can’t really tell.

It is new year’s day.
My breakfast was late again.
I hope work starts soon.

I love all of you.
You are the nicest people.
But you could send treats.

Jack still has some of his 2013 calendars left (Jack’s Tips for Healthy Living – 2013). If you’d like a signed copy, send Beth an email and we’ll get one to you. (

Jack’s Tips 2013 Calendar

Jack has published his 2013 Jack’s Tips Calendar. It’s available from The calendar is listed at 20% off. Plus — there’s a sale that ends on the 14th — 20% off your entire order if you enter the code FELICITAS on the check out page.

Jack’s Tips for Healthy Living. This 2013 calendar offers the wisdom of Jack the Scottie. Jack shares his insights on living. Each month, full color photos of Jack and his friend, Spec, will inspire you and keep you on track.

It’s a wall calendar with a different tip for each month. Jack and his friends will wisely guide you through the year. Here’s January’s Tip:



The pictures are quite good, but there should be more of me.
– Sweetie Thompson Brown

You’ll see pictures of me, but you might not know it. If the dog looks particularly wise and distinguished, it’s probably me.
– Spec McLeroy

It’s an excellent calendar. And it comes in a very tasty box. I’m not sure how wise my tips are, but now that I’m three years old, I feel a lot wiser than I was as a puppy. For instance, did you know that squirrels are different than cats? And that when you see a school bus, you can get a treat? Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
– Jack Richardson

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Jack Learns to Read

Jack Learns to ReadJack took up some new hobbies this summer. The one he’s enjoying the most is reading. He’s working his way through all the greatest dog books.

  • Charlie the Ranch Dog
  • Balto
  • Walter the Farting Dog
  • Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • The Clifford Series
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

Jack tried to get Spec interested in reading, but it didn’t turn out so well. Spec just ended up chewing up a Common English Bible. He didn’t really understand the concept of consuming the content of a book.

Next up, more serious stuff:

  • Civility: How to Get Along with Cats (and Squirrels)
  • God Is Dog Spelled Backwards: The True Story of the Holy
  • Interspecies Spirituality

Jack welcomes your feedback about books to read and would like to know what books you are consuming these days.