Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF



Another Friday is upon us. I hope your week was good. Ours was fantastic. Our little rescue puppy, Twiggy arrived, and we haven’t been the same since. She is a bundle of energy and has a household of boxers and humans attending to her every whim. Of course, Eight-week-old puppies don’t have many whims. Eat, play, poop, pee, and sleep is about the repertoire. She does love to chase the boxers, and one cannot help laughing out loud at that scene. Two huge dogs running from her as if she just stepped out of an MGM lion logo shot.

The Contract is nearing completion. The paper edition is formatted, and the e-book should be done by the weekend. Gwen and I are formulating the marketing plan and know we will need some volunteers for a launch post. The launch is scheduled for June 11th with a pre-order period of a week before. We will need enough blog stops to fill two weeks. Stay tuned.

Today’s John Ku talks about the newness of life to the young. I hope you have a super weekend.

It’s New by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2018

What seems old to us,

Takes on a new-minted face. . .

When a baby looks.


  1. More than happy to do a launch post for you, John (even if you are about the only one to read it).

    1. Ha ha ha. I appreciate it, Keith.

  2. Have a fun weekend with the puppy. Sounds like she’s feeling at home.

    1. She is doing well. A little bit of food allergy but otherwise ok.

      1. Never knew dogs could get those. Hope she grows out of it.

      2. In trial and error mode right now. See if one food works if not move on.

      3. Is she a picky eater?

      4. Nope. For some reason sometimes they become allergic to an ingredient. In her was we think it is chicken.

      5. Chicken seems like a big one for dogs. Although, I might be thinking of cats.

      6. No, you have it right.

  3. Hit post early. Happy to help with the blog tour.

    1. Ha ha ha. Appreciate the help. Thanks, Charles.

  4. Twiggy is one lucky puppy!🐢
    I’d be happy to help you and Gwen with the launch. Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. We will be sending out a call for help. πŸ˜€

  5. Twiggy Love!!!

    Would love to help your launch, John. Lemme know! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Marc. Will do.

  6. Such fun – have a great weekend, John.

    1. Thanks, Dan. You as well. πŸ™‚

  7. Gwen Plano · ·

    Baby pups are the best. These little ones work magic with their cuteness. I’m so happy for you all. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Gwen. πŸ˜€

  8. Very true, John. I love the meme at the top. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. πŸ˜€

  9. What a beautiful Johnku! I enjoyed the description of Twiggy chasing her big sisters. It sounds like you’ve had a lovely and productive week, John. Count me in for the launch. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. We’ll send out a sign up notice. ;-D Hugs

  10. Puppies are just bundles of energy! πŸ™‚
    When you’re ready, I’d be happy to host you Gwen.
    Happy Fri-YAY, John!

    1. Fri-YAY. I love it. Thanks, Mae.

  11. I can just imagine Twiggy chasing Lucy and Bailey around the house! Glad you guys are enjoying her!

    1. You have the picture right, John.

  12. Happy top do a launch post for you, John! And pictures – I want pictures of Twiggy!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Noelle.

  13. I’d love to watch them play – lots of laughs, I’m sure. You know I’d love to host you and Gwen.

    1. Thanks, Teri and I’m hoping you will accept an ARC

      1. Already beta’d – does that count?

      2. Yes of course. Thank you, Teri

  14. Aw, I’m so glad to hear Twiggy is settling in. Life is full of adventure, not only for the young but also for the young-at-heart. Before long, she’ll be able to keep up with her big sisters!

    1. I know right? Or the big sisters will be able to keep up with her.

      1. At least they’re still young enough to do so. Not like having grumpy old ladies peeved at the young upstart!

      2. Ha ha ha. That grab to the cheek almost did Lucy in. She hung in there though.

  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I love the image of Twiggy chasing as the MGM lion. The poem brought up the joy of seeing the world through those young pure eyes. Have a great weekend with Twiggy and the girls.

    1. Thank you, Denise. She sure is fun.

  16. Aww – bless your little super-charged bundle of joy! ❀
    Great news about The Contract – June's a special month for me this year, so count be in for the promos! πŸ˜‰

    1. We will be sending out a call, Jan. Thanks.

  17. Hi John! Well, Twiggy stole my heart already, so I could only imagine how you and your family feel and how much exhausting fun you’re having. I’m excited about ‘The Contract’. You and Gwen can count on me and my blog for the tour. I love your haiku, I mean John-ku. πŸ˜‰ It’s so true and isn’t it fun experiencing things anew through their eyes? Have a wonderful weekend! ❀

    1. Thank you, Vashti. We will recollecting volunteers as we get nearer. πŸ˜€

      1. Okay. πŸ™‚

  18. Puppies are a lot of fun, most of the time. Have a good weekend.

    1. Thank you, Guy. You as well.

  19. Great description of the new pup and the big boxers. I can imagine the fun. Good luck with the manuscript John. Have a great weekend and Happy Writing. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you , Diana. You as well. Thanks for the visit.

  20. I love that line, “takes on a new minted face…” GREAT! I know it is fun having a little one around again. I’ll email you about the launch, John.

    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

  21. I’m just so envious and thrilled for you and Twiggy!

    1. Thank you, Audrey. Hopefully as she grows you’ll be a witness. Hence part of it. πŸ˜€

  22. A week full of goodness, John.

    1. And a week of blessing to you, Jennie. πŸ™‚

      1. Many thanks. πŸ™‚

  23. Congrats on the new addition! I’ll be around for Gwen’s and your launch!

    1. Thank you, Traci. We’ll send out a call at the right time. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Traci.

  24. I’d love to be part of your book launch, John! Please count me in πŸ™‚

    1. Aw sweet. Will do. We will be mailing out a call. Just send us your e-mail then.

      1. Okey dokey πŸ™‚

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