I’m pleased to be able to introduce you to a Pyrenean Mountain Dog today, her name is Blanche. I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing about her. Put your paws together and give her a warm Clowie’s Corner welcome!
Clowie: Thank you for joining me today, Blanche. Let’s begin with you telling us a little about yourself.
Blanche: I’m a Great Pyrenees, born 9 winters ago on a farm in the Pyrenees to a long line of French aristocrats, one of the last pups born to the famous World Champion Noustamic de Neouvielle. I’m all white with one little brown bit on my right ear. As a puppy I went to Swiss Finishing School with top dog-trainer Michel Hasbrouck and since then I’ve done a bit of modelling – oh, and some of my stories are in a book too.
C: That means you’re famous.
Blanche: I suppose I’m as famous as my Dad but without ever going to a Show. I wouldn’t like shows; I’d probably bite the judge. I don’t let just anyone push me around.
C: That would be a surprise for the judge! Would you like to tell us about your family?
Blanche: Top Human is my female, the writer and photographer. You have no idea how mad her ideas are but we have all kinds of fun together.
C: Most bipeds I know have strange ideas! I’m glad you have fun together.
Blanche: Then there’s her man, who gets left in charge sometimes. He’s easier to bamboozle. One time, with my best friend Betelgeuse, we stormed the kitchen while the man was cooking and stole a box of eggs. We only wanted the box so we dropped the eggs on the floor as we ran out. He was not very happy.
C: I’d have eaten the eggs – including the shells! Your friend sounds fun.
Blanche: Betelgeuse and I grew up together and it was tough when he grew ill and died. My friend now is a hunting dog with ginormous ears and the biggest trumpeting voice you have ever heard. I’m loud but he’s musical too! Sherlock was dumped by his Human, some hunter, and lived in a cage for a long time.
C: That was awful for him.
Blanche: He had issues at first but he’s chilled now. I don’t think he was any good at hunting though – he still jumps when the Clairette wine bottle is popped – and that happens most nights.
C: That would make it difficult to be around guns! Do you have a favourite game?
Blanche: I like hiding behind the hedge and surprise-bombing visitors, especially first thing in the morning when they’re half-asleep. I find Humans entertaining when they run around so I still steal things sometimes just to make sure everyone gets some exercise.
C: I’d like to see the visitors’ faces! It’s important to keep our bipeds exercised. Do you have a favourite book?
Blanche: ‘Someone To Look Up To’ has me and Betelgeuse on the cover and some of the stories in it are things we got up to. I’m the one who stole a slab of cheese and got it stuck in my mouth so I couldn’t breathe – horrible!
C: I love cheese! I had no idea it could be so dangerous. Maybe the bipeds are right when they say I should only eat small pieces!
I think you said you have a surprise for my readers?
Blanche: Yes, that’s right, my human said that I could give a digital version of the book to one of your readers. And she wants you to know that if you review ANY of her books you can add your photo to her Gallery of Readers’ Dogs.
C: That’s very kind. Thank you for being my guest today, I’ve enjoyed chatting with you.
You can find Blanche and her biped here:
- Twitter: @writerjeangill
- Website: www.jeangill.com
- Blog: www.jeangill.blogspot.com
- Facebook page: Author Page for Jean Gill
How to enter the prize draw
It’s very simple to enter the draw for the book. You have until midnight (British Summer Time) 31st May. The winner will be announced in June. Here is what you need to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post saying that you would like to be entered in the draw. (Multiple comments count as one – I’ll be putting unique email addresses in the hat for the draw.)
2. This step is optional. You can get a second entry, and double your chances of winning, by using my Contact Form to send me a question. You can ask anything about me, or Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (Great Pyrenees), or something you’d like my bipeds to answer. Simple, complex, serious, amusing – you decide! I will choose which ones to answer on the blog.
The winner will be chosen at random. The judge’s decision will be final. Bribery will get you nowhere, but if you wish to try then you should know that I’m very partial to cheese and I promise to share with Blanche!
See you next Wednesday!