SAMPLES FROM STORIES written by a DALMATIAN called WESLEY
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Although we have to admit the photograph is of TYLER another great friend who followed Wesley. Wesley was camera shy because he had no spots on his face so Tyler his nephew stood in for him Tyler was happy being a dog but Wesley thought himself human. Wesley hated water Tyler loved it. So different but both sweet memories.
MAKING A PIGS EAR OF IT
Wesley gets letters from Auntie Beattie
and this time she sent him a parcel
containing two smoked pigs ears!!!
Dear Auntie Beattie,
I am wagging my tail to thank you.
My mummy gave me the parcel when my master
was away across the sea talking to people
about the Master Shepherd Person.
I wish he had taken me because the land
was called the Isle of White!
I can never spell!!
I could have gone because I am white.
Perhaps he will take me with him one day
to the land of White.
I am white with black spots.
My face and tail are all white the spots are
all in the middle.
I think when the Master Shepherd Person made
me, He sprayed me with spots.
Some of my nails are white and some are black.
I must have opened my mouth because my mummy
tells me I have spots inside my mouth.
I have very big black spots on my tummy and
a chain of little spots that run
all under my chin across my chest.
I am sure the people of
the Isle of W(h)ite would
forgive my spots.
None of us are perfect are we?
I don't think my spots were a mistake they make me special.
Still I do things wrong like humans do.
The Master Shepherd person seems kind and understanding.
The thing I don't like is that you people talk to one another.
When mummy or daddy come home they tell each other
I have been naughty, and I have to suffer all over again.
Its not bad one knowing and being forgiven, but when
you have to keep going over it again and again it is not fun.
Good job the Great Master Shepherd Person
forgives and forgets isn't it?!
Well to get back to the parcel.
It was the best thing I have had in years those ears!!
I've eaten one pigs ear already it was super.
Mummy is saving the other for another day but
I wish it was today!
I hope the pig will not miss them!!!!
FROM WESLEY TO WALT
Disney here we come!
I am willing to be filmed no matter what
the Dalmatian Society says.I just wish
my master would tell them about me.
After all I am famous already with you lot!
I can sing the tune to "Neighbours" when it comes on telly
and I talk! I can say "I want one" in a very deep voice.
I could go for a speaking part.
They all know at our house but no one has told
Disney yet. If you are my friends send them
a copy of this letter in the USA
put a good word in for me! You must know Walt!
Have you noticed that Disney always use plain faced
Dalmatians for the lead part. LEAD part !! That's funny
I go on a lead already! I am a plain faced
Dalmatian. My nose might not be completely black.
That is why my master got me half price but
the make-up room could soon fix that.
Why can't I become a film star? My paw would
look great in cement and I can find room where
I sleep for an Oscar.
I can fall down stairs,no trouble.
Who says I'm getting broad round the middle?
That is part of being a Dalmatian we
are strong and broad backed!
My master still takes me walks and I
run at the side of his bike.
So I am keeping fit in case my great
I'm glad they are using the real thing
better than cartoons. Never thought much
of Bambi! Those Lassie films are a bit soppy.
And I could knock spots off those dwarfs.
I fancy being in one of those Biblical epics
running at the side of a chariot or something.
Hopingly and waggingly yours
FOUR MUSLIMS AND A BAG OF PIGS EARS
Daddy had four men at our house who smelt of curry.
You see my master said he was getting to know
some Muslims or something.
Can't understand all these big words.
I just know that these men run "Indian meaty meat" places!
The places my mummy and daddy go to for Indian meals.
They bring some back in silver paper.
I am sure my master is in it just for the meals!
After all they turned out not to be Muslim...ys or whatever it is!
Two of them,the boss man and the cook were SEEKS!!
Sure you don't spell it that way?
One said he was a Hinduuuuuuu!
The other was a Buddhist!
Just shows what my master knows about these things!!
The other day we were walking through the village
and I smelt a man. Well I smelt what he was carrying
in a plastic bag!
My master told me off for pulling and sniffing,but it
He got a bit mad with me because I wanted to follow
The man laughed and said "I know why he is interested!"
He showed my master a whole bag full of burnt pigs ears!!!!
He went off laughing and didn't leave a single ear behind!
My nose tells me everything.
I made a pigs ear of that nasty flash bang night
when fire things kept banging in the sky.
It was crazy with bonfires and things.
I'm scared and go to pieces.
Well the sheet in the car went to pieces as well!
You see daddy took me away from our house
because they were letting off fireworks behind our house.
In the dark he did not notice what I was up too!
I made little prayer mats I think out of that old sheet.
It gave me comfort in the dark even though I am not into
I remember what the Big Master Shepherd Persons Book
says about going through the dark and that He would be with us.
That helped, but making little squares helped as well!!!!
Waggingly yours Wesley
A GREAT DAY
Today was a great day, but it started bad!
They kept me too long under the stairs.
I got a short walk and was put back!
It's a dog's life!
They went out for a meal, but then the day got better.
They brought back a doggy bag.
I like it best when they bring me back that orange
coloured chicken spicy stuff.
Indian meaty meat they call it!
My mummy brings it back in her handbag.
I sometimes sniff her bag to remember.
She is a bit upset she says all her bags smell of Indian
because of me!!
If I can't find chicken I can always find a hole with white
minty stuff around it.
Then it got great! My master took me to a big building
with a pointed thing on top.
He spoke to people in a big field about the
Master Shepherd Person.
He left me with lots of water in the car and the
windows just open.
I love going with my master.
I have a feeling inside me that makes me feel very special.
You see we used to hunt in packs but we don't get meat
that way these days.
My mummy and master get it in silver baskets on wheels!
When my master takes me on his sort of hunt to church
things that's the best.
We get back after dark and I gnaw my bone before
we go to bed.
I have a mad pull time with my favourite rubber ring.
I kill a rabbit in my mind and feel great.
I wonder what my master is hunting for.
He never hunts for other animals,he seems
to want to catch people!
My master has a funny job but he got it from
the Big Master Shepherd Person
so I guess he knows what he is doing.
Doggy greetings Wesley
They all begin with "C"
and the very best start with "CH"
There is CHocolate my favourite word of all.
The doggy experts know nothing.
They say we cannot think and do not understand.
That just shows how silly they are.
My master has taught me lots of words.
My second favourite is CHeese!
I admit I will do anything for that.
My master goes into that cold cupboard, I know
because I hear the lid on that part of the cupboard.
I begin to drool at the thought of it.
Please don't be put off you see we dogs have more
drool than you, that is why it tastes so good!
That water stuff in my mouth can put things right.
A good lick can make others better.
The next best word is CHum. Oh CHum is so good.
They give me that dry stuff to keep me slim but a
tin of CHum is great.
There is CHew sticks. They give them to me when
they get back from the shops.
When I go with my master in the car I love it when
he comes back with some CH stuff.
Even just "C" words are good.
There's Custard. Oh I love that!
Why are all the "C" and "CH" words bad for my ears?
That is what my master says!
They never go anywhere near my ears!
There is Cream!
When mummy has some over in the kitchen
I could howl my self silly!!
What are your favourite words?
"CH" must be important to my master as well.
They go to CHurch and the Master Shepherd
persons name begins with CH
so my master tells me.
Maybe that is why my master likes CH words too!
Although he also likes CHocolate, CHeese,
Cream Custard and CHips!!
I love my over sized master!
Your obedient dalmatian Wesley
AUNTIE BEATIE WRITES TO WESLEY WOO
Dear Wesley, So you like your new surroundings,
that's great. I haven't written to you for a very long time.
I love reading about your eacape's and outings.
I do hope your mum and dad will soon be organised....
I have a sister near where you live...lots of posh houses!
I think you are great Wesley so I am sending you a few chews.....
I've no Rupert dog now! No Tommy puss cat. Not any more.
So I've adopted next doors puss cat.
It keeps me company like Jesus does. Take care.
Auntie Beatie (Northampton)
Dear Auntie Beatie, Thank you for the chew sticks.
My master gave them to me one at a time. Don't know why?
I can eat lots ,all at once if they give me chance!
They keep them in a cupboard with big doors!
I hate doors!
I remember Rupert! Daddy showed me a picture of him.
Don't think much about cats!
If you can't have a dog I suppose it seems
the next best thing!
You see the difference is that dogs think that when
their master feeds them and cares for them that their
master must be a god! But cats think when their master
feeds them and cares for them that they are gods!!!
Dogs are far more obedient to their masters!
I do everything my master tells me!! Well er.....
that is when I have thought about it......
had a good sniff around...and have waited
for those wonderful words
"Do you want a biscuit?"
I will do anything for that.
That's not too bad is it?
Daddy says every night "If you go outside
and be a good boy I will give you a biscuit before
you go to bed" It is worth it! Going out in the cold
and the wind and even the rain. I can hear the biscuit lid!
Wonder why my master always has a biscuit as well?
He did not have to ge out!!
Glad you have adopted the puss next door. I think
I heard the Shepherd Person's Father adopted all you
just before you followed Him. Guess none of us deserve
all these good times walking with the master,
being guided by His lead and being given a name.
Good to belong!
I am glad we animals remind you of the company
that Master Shepherd person gives you.
A friend of my master called Mr Gray has
asked what I think about cats!
You ask me!!!
He must be Green not Grey!
We had one next door at our old house
and it used to sit on the window bottom and
look at me through the window.
I rushed at it one day and the silly thing jumped
up very high through the curtain!
If I saw it in the street I would chase it like crazy!
Mind you if I caught it up I would not know what to do with it!
I am not nasty because that Master Shepherd Person said
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES!
Not easy is it. It makes us feel better to get our own
back but cats look surprised when you do nothing to them!
I think it hurts them more than a good bite!
A good chase is not bad is it?
After all some have the cheek to come on our Patio
at our new house
when I can't get at them through the window.
I don't like cats!
THEY WANDER AROUND PEOPLES PLACES
PLOTTING AND KILLING THINGS IN THE SKY
Those things that fly in the sky have done nothing wrong!
CATS KILL JUST TO KILL!
I think that is why I don't like them!
I will still chase them and frighten them so
THEY WILL BE SO BUSY RUNNING
they will not have time TO HARM MORE OF THOSE
THINGS IN THE SKY
However with all their whiskers and funny looks
I will try to love them!
Those things in the sky are frightened to land
in our garden and they must be watching all
the time and worrying!
What a life!
WHY CAN'T WE ALL GET ON WITH EACH OTHER?
I have never killed a thing,even though I have big teeth.
I will try to understand Mr Gray the cat lover!
TWO FEET EASY FOUR FEET HARD
There is a difference between us dogs and you humans!
You make me wonder when you walk on two feet.
I think that is why you are masters and we are just dogs!
I think the way you use your hands is wonderful too.
I have to use my mouth for everything and it gets
me in trouble.
It is frightening walking across water on wooden things
you can see through.
Bridges I think you call them?
I once stayed in a house where you could see
between the stairs.
You see I know where to put my front paws.
I spread them out when I see gaps.
But! I can't be sure where my back legs are?
It is so complicated.
My front bits go by sight but my back bits go by faith!
My master once helped me over a wall on a ladder thing.
Didn't like it a bit.
He helped holding my collar but with gaps
and not knowing where my back bits were I almost hung!
My master tells me that in that Master
Shepherd Persons Book
there was a man who slept with his head on a brick!
No wonder he had a dream and saw a ladder
going up to that heaven place of yours.
I didn't see any angel on that ladder I climbed,
Still I got down quick
and my master said "good boy" when I made it!
A DOGGIE VERSION OF PSALM 23
The Lord is my Master.
I will always have a bone.
He makes me lie down and sit on a soft blanket.
He gives me a lead and collar and I stay at His command.
He make me feel like wagging my tail.
He takes me on a lead down good walkies.
His Name and mine are on my disc.
When I go out in the dark, even down new paths,
I will not be afraid.
We both walk close together.
His whistle and voice make me feel safe.
He prepares my meal.
I eat it quickly so nasty dogs don't get it.
My dish is full and down on the floor.
Goodies and scraps keep coming my way.
Every day that I live.
I am sure I will be owned and sleep at His feet, for ever.
Favourite words of a dog
A doggy a message for little ones
There is a word that starts with “W”oo
tail goes wag, with a hullabaloo,
that word is “W”alkies,” so you see
“W” sounds so good to me.
“CH” is good you must agree
Cheese, Chocolate, Chum to name but three,
and even “C” when on its own
Custard and Cream! You can keep that bone!
My master cares each day for me
cross path and field to find a tree,
I own a lead I have a name,
I know some strays, it is a shame.
He even put a chip in me
then if I’m lost someone will see,
and take me back to my safe home
I’m saved, even when I fail and roam
I love my master, I’m sure you do!
you have a Master I’m told is true,
He is a Shepherd who lived and died
for you has opened heaven wide.
Make sure you walk His way and know
you’re loved and owned where're you go.
be sure His name inside is written,
humbly obey Him as a Christian.
THE DAY THAT TYLER DIED
No tapping tail gainst a metal lift wall
No rattled disc to a beckoned call
No longing gaze for Weetabix dregs
No heartfelt sigh after aching legs
No running round in tummy tickling grass
No grumping growl when a dog walks past
No muddy paws to wipe them clean
No welcoming nose round the door is seen
No tangling up in the wire from the Vac
No stretching limbs when a joint goes crack
No flapping ears when wet with rain
No reason now for a leafy lane
No excited noise when we reach the park
No questions answered by a responding bark
No pink paws or licking tongue
But loving memories of an unsung song.
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