Archives for September 19, 2011

Six Tails by Pat Postek


for these heart-warming stories told through the experiences of six loveable canines.

What do a Fox Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever, Basenji, Basset Hound, and Poodle have in common—life lessons about change.

Cinco moves to the city. Fraiser loses his way. Stasha takes an adventure on a magic carpet ride. Barkless Bentley discovers his gifts. Fred follows his nose and discovers the joy of exploring. Lily loves jewelry.

Their “tails” will touch your life, bring a smile to your face, and inspire lots of conversation in your home about the book’s six life lessons.

Pat Postek brings together her wisdom as mother and grandmother and her special connection to dogs in this fun-filled book. It will delight and inspire children of all ages!

Six Tails is available to buy as an e-book for $6.99

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Six Tails in PAPERBACK available at the WAGAMORE BOOK STORE only $9.95.


The author donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Six Tails to Autism Speaks. Its goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Visit to learn more about this organization and its mission.


My First Day of School

I moved from the country to the city this summer. Moving to the city created many changes in my life. The biggest change, besides moving, was starting at a new school. I was so nervous. My owner walked me to school this morning, but he didn’t stay with me. It’s wasn’t fun being in a strange place all by yourself when you don’t know anyone.

While I waited for my other classmates to arrive all sorts of thoughts raced through my mind. What if the class is too hard? What if I don’t like my teacher? What if she doesn’t like me? I wonder if anyone else felt that way, or was it just me.

When I walked into the classroom, my new teacher gave us a big smile, and that made me feel better. She looked so familiar to me, and then I remembered she was that nice lady from the dog park, Miss Flower.

Miss Flower introduced herself to the class, and explained all the new and exciting things we would be learning in her training class. She explained the obedience commands, and showed us how to move through an agility course. Agility is a fancy word for being able to move quickly and easily over obstacles.

I made a new friend today named, Fred. He makes me laugh. He has big, long ears and short, stubby legs. Between you and me, I think he will be the teacher’s biggest challenge.

My first day of school wasn’t so bad after all. I like my new teacher and made a new friend.

For the love of dog parks,

I’m not Going to School

I overheard my family talking about me. They said they enrolled me in an obedience and agility class. Do you know what I say to that? I’m not going! This Bassett Hound doesn’t need obedience training and forget that agility stuff. If anybody knows how to move around obstacles, it’s me. I can escape out of my yard anytime I please…now that’s agility. They will have to drag me to class.

I heard the sound of the garage door open, and Mrs. Vogel saying, “Fred, time for school.” That’s when I hid behind the couch. The problem was she found me, and picked me up and put me in the car.

When we got to the school, she made me promise to be a good dog, and walked me inside.

My new teacher made me sit down beside a dog that had spots on one side of his body. Spots are cool.

The drive to school made me thirsty, so I walked across the room to get a drink of water. My new teacher was not happy with me, because I interrupted her class. Oh well!

The dog with the spots smiled at me as I walked back to where I was sitting. I wagged my tail.

My first day of school wasn’t too much fun, but I made a new friend.

Life is good,


My first day of school was the proudest day of my life, because I was given a second chance for a better life.

I enjoy learning new things. We learned the sit and stay commands today. With a little practice, I will get better.

I couldn’t wait to get home from school to tell Malcolm all about my day.  I tell Malcolm everything; even my biggest, darkest secrets. Malcolm is my neighbor and best friend.  Yep– he’s a cat. He’s orange colored with stripes. It’s embarrassing to walk down the street with him because he’s so much bigger than I am. It amazes me how smart he is. If I study hard in school, maybe I’ll be as smart as he is.

One of the biggest life lessons I learned while I lived on the streets was to appreciate all the little things my friends take for granted. Things like having someplace to go to at the end of the day, a warm bed to sleep at night, and food and water whenever I’m hungry or thirsty.

My life has changed so much, and I need to remember to give thanks everyday.  These are the things I am grateful for today.

1. My family 

2. My home

3. Food

4. A warm bed

5. Malcolm

In gratitude,

By Kathleen Adams

Five stars and two-paws up! What a fabulous book of wagging tails and character building lessons for big children and little children, alike. —Kathleen Adams, Kennel Owner and Professional Dog Handler,

By Joan Dardis

This grandmother and her five grandchildren, ages 4 to 10, shared these charming tales of six tails and the delightful dogs that belong to them! It contains lessons for all ages. —Joan Dardis

By Dianna Smith

Pat Postek’s Six Tails will empower the children who hear them, elicit a smile from the adults who read them, and create fan clubs for each of the book’s canine characters. —Dianna Smith, Our Shining Flower

By Susan Callahan

I purchased Six Tails for my nephew, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The pups first caught my eye and then I experienced lots of learning from their life’s lessons. I give Pat’s book 5 stars!—Susan Callahan,

By Kathryn Adis

Shared through the voice and experience of gentle canine companions, Six Tails offers children simple yet profound guidance. The six “tails” will delight and inspire children of all ages. —Kathryn Adis, Repeat After Me,

By Judi Mulder

Six Tails is a truly delightful book for children of any age from toddlers to pre–teens. It is a wonderful educational gift filled with stories that will be read over and over again by your children or grandchildren. —Judi Mulder,