A message for a busy person

The tall person surprised me today. He told me that someone hasn’t read my book, ‘Bassa’s World’. I thought he was joking but he shook his head sadly and told me that it was true. He patted my head and told me that there was probably a very good reason why someone did not want to walk with me in my world.

Feeling dejected, I found Barnaby and together we went to a corner of the yard to ponder.

We laid down in our favorite spot and decided to approach this sad news in a logical way and think of reasons why someone did not want to walk with us in our world.


After thinking for a while, Barnaby suggested that the person who has not read ‘Bassa’s World’ cannot read. Hmm. That could explain it but the book does have lots of lovely pictures. Barnaby agreed, so we crossed off that reason from our mental list.

Barnaby scratched his head with his paw. He always does that when he is thinking hard. Perhaps they can read he suggested but can’t read English. Hmm. That is a good point Barnaby. I do have friends in countries where English is not the main language. But the book does have lots of lovely pictures.

Barnaby curled up against me. The warm sunshine was making him sleepy.

Barnaby the cat relaxing on Bassa Caucasian Shepherd

I gave him a gentle nudge with my nose and asked him to keep thinking. He yawned and stretched and said that perhaps the person has been very busy and has not had time to walk with me in  ‘Bassa’s World’.

I think Barnaby wants a hug

Hmm. That must be it. My friends do lead very busy lives. I am sure that is the reason why someone hasn’t walked with me in ‘Bassa’s World’.

I stood up, relieved by this conclusion.

I could hear the tall person person calling me. It was time for our walk through the neighborhood. I am lucky, I get to walk in my world every day.

Barnaby smiled and curled up in the sunshine.

Okay busy person. When you are less busy, click here to walk with me in ‘Bassa’s World’. I am waiting to show you all of the extraordinary ordinary wonderful things that live in my neighborhood. Visit me soon!

Tbilisi to be re-named in 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days

I asked the tall person how old I am today and he told me I am 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days old.

Who would have believed that this tiny pup……….

Caucasian Shepherd Dog Puppy

……..would become this huge pup in such a short time?

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Hmm. At this rate of expansion I will be as big as Tbilisi in another 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days.

I will inform the city planners. Based on my growth prediction, in 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days there will only be room enough in Tbilisi for me, the tall person, De, the little person, Mari and my cat Barnaby. Because of this I suggest the city planners begin preparations to re-name Tbilisi. I suggest Bassaville.

You won’t find me in Grauman’s Chinese Theater Forecourt!

There is a place in Hollywood where the stars of today and yesteryear have left their cement hand prints and footprints. I am pleased to say that I too have been honored with my name immortalized in concrete.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Albanese - photographer to the stars (and smileys)

Photo courtesy of Lisa Albanese – photographer to the stars (and smileys)

But you won’t find this tribute in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. I thought it was too crowded with the hand prints and footprints and autographs of the stars of today and yesteryear and anyway, I didn’t want people treading on me or my dandelion!

If you are ever in Los Angeles, California, look for my name. It is decorated with smileys and a flowering dandelion next to it, so it should be easy to find (unless it is winter and the dandelion is asleep).

Walk with me

Would you like to walk with me and explore my world? You can in ‘Bassa’s World’ eBook.

One reader said, “I could go on and on about how much I loved it….from the walk around Tbilisi to Barnaby stealing Bassa’s bones it was a truly enjoyable read. I didn’t stop reading once I opened the book.”

A Cracking Read

Another reader said, “I LOVED this book! Seeing the world through Bassa’s eyes is odd, inspiring, adorable, and often hilarious! She gives us a wonderful look at her day to day life, with her human family, her cat, her neighborhood, and her town, with some invaluable tips for dogs thrown in. Bassa’s World is informative, and a ton of fun!”

Click here to download ‘Bassa’s World’ eBook and walk with me in beautiful Georgia.