I turned 7 years old this past September. Mom adopted me when I was 3.Where did your name come from?
When I was in foster care, my name was Ka-Ka. That’s kind of disgusting, so Mom decided she would name me Cupcake because I am so sweet. She is very perceptive. And also, I think she’s kidding when she says she should’ve named me Cuckoo. Or Sneaky.
I was sitting quietly in a cage at a very noisy, crowded adoption event at PetSmart. I was NOT what Mom was looking for. I was older than she wanted and smaller than she wanted. Mom looked at me and walked away and came back and walked away. She took me out of the cage and put me back and took me out and put me back. She looked at a LOT of other dogs. In a little while, it turned out that even though I was all wrong, I was PERFECT for her!
May I ask what breed you are? I know for sure that I am part Jack Russell. The vet says maybe also part beagle or part daschund. Mom says maybe part monkey because of my long monkey tail.
How do you help her with her writing?
Mom writes for an hour a day. I have to be a good girl while she’s working. No running. No sliding. No stealing. And no dropping toys on her feet every 5 minutes. Besides that, I try to be as cute and adorable as possible so Mom will write more stories about me.
When did the blog start?
I started my blog on January 5, 2011.
What has been your favorite post so far?
That’s a tough one. I love everything I write. I chose one fun post from each year…
What do you like most about blogging?
I love all the bloggy friends I have made. There are moms, writers, illustrators, book reviewers, librarians, teachers, photographers, dogs, cats, pigs, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even a couple of stuffed animals. They are all fun, funny, fascinating, and creative.
What other blogs do you follow?
I follow too many blogs to even count.
Do you or your mom have any tips for other bloggers/writers out there?
Mom’s advice for writers is never give up. Rejections happen, but when your story gets to the right place at the right time, the rejections will not matter one bit. Keep writing. Keep revising. Keep submitting. Also read, read, read. My advice for bloggers is blog whenever you have something to say. Read lots of blogs and comment whenever you have something to say. If you have nothing to say, don’t feel pressure. Just stay quiet. Also, if you fall asleep on your iPad, your ear might type QQQQQ. That happened to me once.
Is there anything that you or your mom would like to add?
Mom wants to say that rescuing me was the best thing that ever happened to her. Bar none. I would like to say that being rescued was the best thing that ever happened to me. Bar none. After studying at obedience school, I was certified as a therapy dog, and now I get to visit the library for Read to a Pet Night where I listen to stories. And the Veteran’s Home where I make people smile. Mom teaches me lots of tricks and I take her for walks every day. Mom and I both want to say thanks for featuring us on your blog!!