Regular readers of Sue’s blog will be familiar with her “Notes From A Small Dog” posts, where Ani has her say. Personally, I’m a big fan of those posts.
As it turns out, I have a similar thing on my blog where I hand the blog over to one of my furry family members every Friday. It’s called “Furkid Friday” and I’ve been doing it on and off for several years now. It started as random posts from the point of view of my West Highland White Terrier, Keroberous – Kero for short. But pretty soon the rest of my furkids were having their say too.
Then I stopped blogging for a while. I regret that choice now, because it meant I lost touch with some wonderful people. I’ve been blogging again for ages – I actually didn’t last all that long not doing so – and tried to connect with some of them again, but my success in this area has been extremely low, since most of them either don’t appear to be blogging any more, or are blogging elsewhere, because most of my links are no good. This makes me sad, because I made some wonderful friends in my early blogging days, and I miss them. Sure, I’ve kept in touch with a few, and made some new ones since I started blogging again. But still…
There was, however, one good thing that came of my blogging break: Kero’s books.
You see, I missed doing my Furkid Friday posts. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this, right?
You guessed it! It was that, combined with my desire to combine my love for my beloved dog with my writing, that inspired me to write my “Kero’s World” series.
The series was originally planned as a six book series, where various experiences Kero and I have shared were combined in a way that they told a whole story. There is some fiction in the books though, and not just in the fact it’s from his point of view, so I have to compensate for that. For example: The place we lived in where it was possible to go to town by train wasn’t the same place where Kero was dropped off at a groomer, yet it is in one of the books (when we lived where we could go to town by train, we had a groomer come to the house to groom Kero). But every one of the books is based on Kero’s life, and the experiences we shared.
Even the unplanned seventh book, which tells the story of his trip across the rainbow bridge, starts out as a story of our final experience together.
The books have been in eBook and paperback for a while, and now they’re also available in audio, thanks to the skills of narrator Giles Miller.
I’m giving away some complete sets of the audiobooks via Audible. To find out how to get your hands on a set, check out my blog post from November 19th 2017.
Alternatively – and regardless of the format you’d prefer – if you’d like to buy copies and share in Kero’s stories, here are the main places where you can buy the books:
About the author
Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time. To date she has published 8 poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.
Find and follow Victoria
If there’s one thing Kero loves more than going for a walk, then it has to be going for a walk that takes him to more than one place. Today his walk will take him both to the park and to the beach. What will he find there? Who will he see? And what will a little dog like him think of it all?
Book 2 – Kero Celebrates His Birthday
It’s Kero’s birthday, and his humans are doing everything they can to make it a special day for him. What will Kero think of all the fuss and attention? And what exactly makes a birthday special for a dog anyway?
Book 3 – Kero Gets Sick
Kero isn’t feeling well at all, and that means only one thing: a trip to his least favourite place in the world… The vet! What will the vet do to make Kero feel better? And will Kero think it was worth the trip to the vet in the end?
Book 4 – Kero Celebrates Halloween
Something strange is going on, and Kero doesn’t know if he’s more confused or frightened. All he knows for sure is that the humans are calling it Halloween. Will Kero be able to make sense of this Halloween thing? Or is it just too scary and confusing for a little dog to understand?
Book 5 – Kero Goes To Town
Kero’s very excited to find he’s going to town with his humans. He’s sure there must be loads of great things to do there, after all the humans go there all the time. But what kinds of things can a little dog do in town? And will it be as much fun as he thinks it will?
Book 6 – Kero Celebrates Christmas
Christmas is here, and with it comes snow and Santa Paws – whoever he is. What will Kero think of the snow? Will he be able to make sense of all the holiday activity? And will he be able to stay up long enough to catch this mysterious Santa Paws?
Book 7 – Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
Kero is sicker than he’s ever been before, and has been for a while now. It looks like it’s time for another trip to the vet. But this time Kero’s human won’t be bringing him home; it’s time for Kero to cross the rainbow bridge! What does this mean? And what will Kero find on the other side of the rainbow bridge?
This is the final book in the “Kero’s World” series, and tells the story of the saddest and very last chapter in the life of a beloved dog, as he goes to the place where all of us must go eventually.