Monday, July 25, 2022

Morning Thoughts.


Howdy Friends! Heavy hazy air filtered into the barn. Rosie seemed not to notice as she tugged hay, and chomped sleepy eyed. Fluffernutter took no time in leaping onto my lap, settling into a tight ball and firing up her, "purrrr machine." Lady stretched out flat on her belly. I poured another cup of steaming coffee.

With the heavy air the sounds of the forest traveled gently this morning ... I thought about how different the summer sounds are from early spring. Today we heard the a Towhee sing, "Drink Your Tea" and a Carolina Wren chatter and let go a few notes of his flute melody. The real flautist though is the Wood Thrush and he offered up a long symphony today. Wonderful cheerful music, especially when the Catbird adds a few hodgepodge of mixed snippets … But this morning's performance seemed mellow, almost easy going as if adjusting their tempo to the hot lazy days of summer. So different that the eager, excited and hopeful choruses of the spring songs of Cardinals, Blue Birds, Robins, Red Eyed Vireos and Chickadees. Have a blessed hazy, lazy, Summer’s day! ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.

Monday, June 13, 2022


Howdy Friends! A DOG NAMED SATURDAY: "Children's books the way they used to be." ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.
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Sunday, April 5, 2020


Howdy Friends!
There's a lot going on in the world of A Dog Named Saturday! You probably already know about his first book cleverly titled, "A Dog Named Saturday." And you might know about his coloring book. Yup, been out a little while. Kids love it. You might not know about "Saturday Loved Christmas," that's a sweet little tale about Saturday and Christmas, pretty much like the title suggests.
What you might not know - Coming in June is the next Saturday book, "Saturday Goes to Chincoteage," The first of Saturday's travel series.  Packed with adventures of Saturday, Kessy the kitties and of course the Chincoteague Ponies (and a bunch of helpful info about going there). Beautifully illustrated by the fabulous Troy Locker Palmer, "Saturday Goes to Chincoteage," will be a children's delight.

And there's more! I'm currently writing "A Dog Named Saturday: the Ark Encounter." The Ark Encounter is in Williamstown Kentucky, the Ark, built to biblical specifications, is an amazing learning experience for young folks of all ages, breathtakingly beautiful, and a whole lot of fun! Saturday will tell you all about it in his second travel series book by year's end.

But there is still a little more! Very soon we'll be releasing two A Dog Named Saturday Ebooks on Kindle... You can find all the Saturday books here ~

And to be sure to keep up with all the Saturday news, sign up for my newsletter here ~
I hope you enjoyed this little update and that you'll sign up and join in the fun!

~ Gitty Up, Dutch.

Monday, November 18, 2019


Howdy Friends!

SATURDAY LOVED CHRISTMAS ... Our next Saturday book will be ready for order soon. I knda think it'll be a wonderful Christmas gift. Our most magnificent illustrator Troy Locker Palmer is hard at work bringing my words to color. I'll keep you all informed, but you may want to put this sweet little book on your Christmas list. And perhaps the original A DOG NAMED SATURDAY, and his Coloring book too. Autographed copies? email me . Tell your friends, everybody loves a little Saturday. ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.

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Monday, September 9, 2019


Howdy Friends! Fun news! Our A DOG NAMED SATURDAY coloring book is complete. We have ordered proofs. And VERY SOON it will be ready for all friends of Saturday, and happy children everywhere. As Saturday says, "The best thing about happy is everybody can have some." ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.

P.S. Check out my Amazon Author's page to see all my books, and find A DOG NAMED SATURDAY coloring book.


#adognamedsaturday #dutchhenry

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dutch Henry Clinic at Meadow Ceek Mountain Ranch TN

Howdy Friends!
I'll be doing a clinic June 21-23! AT THE BEAUTIFUL MEADOW CREEK MOUNTAIN RANCH TN. All my friends in TN or anywhere near, please join us... My clinics are a learning time to provide horse caregivers with knowledge and tools to help their horses gain or regain, and promote self confidence, self awareness, proper posture and body carriage. 
 Full meal and lodging packages at the beautiful Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch are available!
Save 10% when you pay in full by May 22nd using the code EARLYBIRD10. Just want to reserve your spot with a deposit? No problem! Get in touch with Linda at MCMR: (423) 623-7543
Purchase passes online:

Don't miss this fun and rewarding time! Mountain Creek is near Ashland TN. ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.
There is a map on the website and a link to click on for directions.

Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch is located in Parrottsville, TN which is located about 1/2 way between Greenville, TN and Newport TN and about 1/2 way between Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, January 31, 2019


Howdy Friends!

My children’s book, “A DOG NAMED SATURDAY” is available on Amazon here ~ Young people of all ages are loving the happy time they spend with Saturday and his friends.

“A Dog Named Saturday” is devoted to children. I dedicate it to Saturday. But I wrote it for the children. Saturday was a kind loving beagle who never met anyone he didn’t like. And no children ever failed to fall in love with him. This book is written for children to feel that love, enjoy that love. The stories in this book offer fun, and gentle wisdom.

Our world renowned illustrator Tory Locker Palmer has created some of the finest illustrations I’ve ever seen. The pictures here are examples. She has a most wonderful talent for capturing the essence of every story in her pictures. I promise all of your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and yes you too will love her illustrations.

Enjoy this Excerpt from, “Saturday Carried His Love.” Saturday carried love with him wherever he went. Some dogs carry their toys. Some dogs carry their chewy bones. And some dogs carry their blankets. Saturday carried his love, “Because love is the most important thing to have with you, whenever you are where you are going,” he told Fluffernutter the day they went to find the biggest sun spot to lay in.
“Why?” Fluffernutter asked.
 “Well, not everybody has love all the time and everybody needs love all the time. So if I carry love with me all the time, then I can give some away.” Saturday said.
I hope you’ll go to Amazon here to bring Saturday home. Or order your autographed copy by emailing me,

Gitty Up, Dutch.