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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Howdy Friends!
Coming in a few weeks, “A Dog Named Saturday.” My children’s book about our most spectacular, sweet and loving beagle. Not only is Saturday the most loving of all dogs, he is also a very, very wise dog. He knows things like, “Good is even better when you share it with friends.” And, “Love is much better than everything, because with love everything is better.”
Recently our dear Saturday went to Heaven. Saturday was a most exceptionally sweet dog. I’ve always said his tail is attached to his heart. He had one goal in life and that was to give everyone buckets of love, a goal he exceeded each and every day. Saturday was a discarded dog who wandered into our lane and hearts ten years ago, sick, hungry and tired. But even then his tail wagged full steam.
I posted on facebook about Saturday’s passing, most of my facebook friends have long known Saturday and I wanted to talk about it, and celebrate his life. Several friends suggested I write a children’s book about him. One even suggested the title, which I loved and am using. Thank you Judy.

This is a book about a little dog who woke up every morning just to make everyone he met happy. It’s what he did. Through the stories he spreads love and happy, and most stories have a bit of honesty and guidance for young ones.

We have world class illustrator Troy Locker Palmer creating the most delightful illustrations. Seen here are Saturday, Fluffernutter one of the barn kitties and Kessy the horse. Isn't Troy incredible!
A Dog Named Saturday will be published and available on Amazon in 2 weeks. I'll keep you informed here, and on my FB page and Saturday's FB page A Dog Named Saturday . I think Saturday would love to spend Christmas with lots of new friends. "The best things about friends is you can always make more," Saturday said.

This is first of Saturday’s series of children’s books. He has way too much love, kindness and wisdom to share with young ones of all ages to stuff into just one book. And we are creating Saturday memorabilia. Fun stuff, and are designing his Holiday piece right now.

Keep in touch, follow the fun, tell all your young ones, Saturday is bringing the love. And if your young ones should have a question they would like Saturday to answer, please send them to us.

Please "Like" our A DOG NAMED SATURDAY facebook page. And tell your friends.

~ Gitty Up, Dutch.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Howdy Friends! I was asked about riding alone.... I have for many years preferred to ride alone. For me it's not a social thing, or an outing with friends. It's time for my horse and me to enjoy each other and nature. I see so many folks who only ride with others and to me it seems they never really get the bond they seek with their horse.
Kessy and Saturday posing on the trail. A beautiful day out in nature together, just us.
When riding with others the horses pay more attention to the other horses, and the people pay more attention to each other than their horses. And the horses suffer much more correction cues. I first developed this attitude back when I rode endurance and competitive trail. So often I witnessed small groups riding together and in each of those groups was at least one rider who was struggling as their horse only had thoughts of the other horses. Those riders often had to ride faster than was safe for either them or their horse - Or too slow.

What really finalized it for me was during one Competitive ride I came upon a young woman barely hanging on, and crying. I stopped her horse, asked what was wrong. She told me she had come with 4 friends and they went too fast and left her, and she"can't handle her horse without them."

We had just passed Mid-Point about 2 miles back.She said she wanted to quit but was afraid to go back alone. I led her horse back to mid-point, and ended up quitting my ride. After that we never met again, but I think of that day often, and yes her friends were not friends at all. But had she spent time riding alone with her horse, that day would have had a better outcome for her and her horse. ~ Gitty Up, Dutch.