Sky’s Journal

Ya see this beautiful face? Irresistible, without a doubt. This is a picture of our new Miniature Poodle. Her name is Sky and she just joined our family last Thursday. She is a bundle of love, affection and joy. And what has amazed me as I have observed her moods and movement over the last several days is that she is expressive and even at 10-weeks old her personality is forming. You can tell when she is happy and excited, most definitely the first thing in the morning, and when she is tired or just plain exhausted. You can watch her thinking as she processes the world in front of her as she sees it for the first time. What we take for granted, she is seeing it for the first time. I find it fascinating and exciting to study her curiosity and surprise at what she sees, hears, smells touches and tastes.

And when she stops to stare at a flower, or watch a sunset as she did this afternoon, or jerk her head around to locate the source of a dog’s bark or the squeal of children, you can almost…almost hear her talking to herself. She tries to discern and categorize all that her senses take into to that small, delicate, infant canine brain of hers. And when she tries to figure out her new life and world and “talks” to herself, I listen.

Yeah right, a talking dog, sure Fred, gimme a break. But consider this, I have just published my “SETI Trilolgy” anthology of three books, over 225,000 words. In those books I have introduced multiple characters and have developed their dialogue and put on the page what I think they are thinking at that moment in the action or quiet of those three science fiction books.

I have decided to do the exact same thing for our new Sky. She is writing her journal, her diary through me. I will shoot the still images and video and will write down her weekly entries. I will post those Sky Journal entries along with my other blog entries.

There is something so special about a new puppy in your home. I think it enriches your life. Your sole concern about yourself is diminished when this helpless creature depends upon you for its very existence. It is a responsibility you can’t take lightly. And what do you get back in return? Unconditional love, priceless unconditional love. And that in life can make you whole.

I want to share Sky’s voyage of discovery here on our beautiful blue-green planet. I want to share her challenges of just trying to get through life. And I want to share with you her love and devotion. It will be my gift to you.

SKY’s Journal

Hi World! My name is Sky. I am a Miniature Poodle. I was born on February 7 in the year, 2014. I was born in Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the San Francisco Mountains (no relation I think to the City of San Francisco in California I’ve heard about) but I now live in a small city just south of Flagstaff called Prescott Valley. It is a beautiful city with mountains, hills, lots of grass and open places so I can take care of my personal hygiene needs.

My new mommy and daddy are Vicki and Fred. They love me and I love them. As a matter of fact, it was love at first sight for all three of us.

I have decided to tell you my life story as I grow into a big girl and as I experience life and have new adventures. Ya see, at ten weeks old, EVERYTHING is new to me and I want to tell you how I see it all. My daddy will take pictures of me, and probably will want to stick his handsome face (he told me to say that) into a couple of shots, and maybe even drop in a video or two. What’s a video?

All I can say is that it’s gonna be fun and exciting. You are going to see some great places around where I live and I can hardly wait to show you.

So, here it is my diary. Here is my Journal of Sky, first two entries.

ENTRY-April 17, 2014


Hello World!! My name is Sky Fichman. I am a 10-week old little girl originally from a place called Flagstaff. I now live in my new home in Prescott Valley with my new mommy and daddy. Their names are Vicki and Fred. Vicki is very pretty and Fred is very handsome, he told me to say that. I like them. They brought me to my new home and I like it a lot. There is great big place I saw when I just got here. It is called a backyard. It is perfect for peeing and pooping. I did both a couple of minutes ago. I am very proud of my accomplishment. One day I am going to grow up to be a big girl.

I hope my daddy takes lots of pictures of me so you can see me grow up to be big and strong. I am a miniature poodle, that’s what they tell me, although I think I am a dog but will turn into a person one day. Anyway, nice to meet you…I hope you like me. I love you, that’s what I do, unconditional love. Bye from my new warm and cozy home in Arizona.



ENTRY-April 20, 2014


Daddy…put down the camera and tell me what this big yellow thing is. Can I eat it? Sure does smell good.