Good morning campbellsworld visitors.
This morning King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba and I would like to share just a bit more of Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye with you.
Over the last few months we have been sharing bits and pieces of Bubba’s Tails)tales. We hope that you have enjoyed those and that you like this as well.
We’d also like to invite you to keep reading after the excerpt so that you might know all about King Campbell, the land from which he comes and how to buy the book for your very own.
For now, I give you King Campbell and his tail)tale.
From: Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye…
Learning to use Team Power
One late night as King Campbell lay curled on the foot of his human mother’s bed, he heard the faint tinkle of dog tags off in the distance. He knew it was time to travel again to the puppy nursery. It was time to tell the next part of his tail. He stretched himself out, and after making sure to clean his human mother’s hands and give her a good night kiss while putting his cold nose into her ear he let himself drift away.
Soon he was in the nursery and little puppies were yipping, chattering, and running all over. They’d grown since he’d been there last. He was surprised to see just how much. There was so much yet for them to understand. They would leave this place soon and go to be with families like he had, and then they would do all the things he had already told them of. He wanted to tell them more about it so once they were all in different places, they would be ready for what was to come.
As the dog mothers settled all the puppies around him, he sat himself down.
“Shush now, King Campbell wants to talk with you. Let us have quiet.” He said.
All the puppies grew very quiet and still. One very small female golden puppy came creeping up on her tummy. He could see she wanted to be near; he reached out a big paw, drawing her closer. He began to speak.
“When I left off, I was telling you of how Trainer Drew was taking me to meet this new human. I knew he wanted this human to be my forever human, but I did not want this. I’d already made up my mind that I was not going to like her, no matter how kind and loving Trainer Drew said she was. I had already decided I’d just let him know I was unhappy and I believed he would take me back to the kennel and let me live there and play games with him forever!”
A small group of excitable chattering shepherd pups spoke all at once.
“That isn’t right, is it?”“
“Didn’t happen like that, did it?”
“What did you do?”
King Campbell raised a paw, and smiling said, “Rest now! I shall tell you all!” The pups grew silent again, and again King Campbell began to speak. “Well, let me tell you all, I just was not ready at all for what happened next.”
As Trainer Drew and I turned down a long hallway, I began to smell a beautiful smell. It was not like any other smell I’d ever smelled before. I sniffed and sniffed the air as we walked, and in spite of my fear, and determination to not like this human, I began to wag my tale. I just could not help it. That smell was somehow better than Zelda’s smell. It was like magik. I felt confused. I was afraid and happy all at one time, and I just did not understand how this could be. As we came closer to the other end of the hall Trainer Drew gave me a little pat.
“Very good boy. Now here we are.”
Just then he reached out and knocked on the door in front of us. That smell I smelled that sweet awesome beautiful smell which made me want to wag my tale was coming from in there. We waited, and from inside came a voice.
It sounded as excited and scared as I felt. Trainer Drew opened the door, and there sitting on a bed was a lady. She was beautiful! She had a bright shimmering of love all around her! It shone with a beautiful golden light and the scent was the sweetest and most awesome I’d ever known! And as I stood looking at her, I also began to understand about what being blind was. When I looked at her, even though her eyes were very kind and filled with love, she did not look back at me, but it was alright because it was her smell I wanted to know more about. I tugged at the leash trying to show Trainer Drew I wanted to go forward and sniff this human.
He brought me to her and said, “This is Campbell. C A M P B E L L.” He had spelled my name for her. This made me feel way important.
“Oh! What a neat and interesting name for a dog.” She said.
Her voice was beautiful too. To me, it sounded like love would sound if it had a voice, and suddenly I knew the smell. It was the smell of loving. I went to her then, and we began to explore each other. She felt of me, and I smelled and tasted of her. Soon Trainer Drew was leaving, and although I was just a bit afraid for him to go, I was so curious about this lady—he’d called Patty, that I did not really mind if Trainer Drew left for a while. I decided I kind of well—I thought I might like this lady like Trainer Drew had said. She had already gotten on the floor with me and was snuggling and loving on me. She knew all the very best places to pet, and when she found my favorite spot on the very first try I was way surprised and happy. I showed her by wagging my tale round and round as fast as I could, and it made her laugh. Her laughter made me wag even more, and to me, it sounded like beautiful music.
We sat there on the floor with each other a while. We were just trying to get to know one another, and even though I was feeling kind of scared, and I could smell she was too—it was still ok. After a little while, she spoke to me.
“Campbell, do you want to be my guide?”
I was really surprised. I’d not known anyone would ask me. I thought about all the games Trainer Drew and I had played to help me get ready for this day. Then I remembered what Zelda had said to me, and I looked up at this lady, and wagging my tale put my mouth around her hand, and gave her my very best slimies. I hoped she would know this meant I’d like to give it a try.
We stayed like that together with her petting me, and me smelling of her, just getting to know one another for how long—I don’t know. Somehow time had stopped, and it was as if a magik spell had been put upon us, but then suddenly there was Trainer Drew. It seemed as though my new human and I had bo th sensed him at the very same moment, for just as he came inside and spoke we both turned our heads to look at him.
“Oh! It is as if I have always loved him.” My new human said.
It seemed as though I could hear just the faintest whisper of tears in Trainer Drew’s voice when he replied.
“I think he might just feel the same about you.”
Then I learned I was going to walk with her. She put my harness on me and somehow, she already knew how. Patty and Trainer Drew talked about what she should do when we began together, and soon we were walking. Trainer Drew had been right though. She didn’t seem to understand about this game at all. We made it through the door and out into the hall without even one missed step, but as we started down the hall, she reached out to touch the wall beside her. This confused me, but Trainer Drew was there and he explained to her what she should do.
“No! Don’t touch the wall. You’ll encourage the dog to run you into things if you do!”
She seemed mixed up and sad. For a minute, I thought I smelled tears. She looked up at Trainer Drew.
“But, Mr. Gibbon if I don’t touch the wall, how can I see where I’m going?” she said in a shivery voice.
For just a minute I thought Trainer Drew would laugh. I remembered how it felt when Zelda laughed at me. Although I’d learned later she couldn’t help it and had meant no harm, it had hurt my feelings at first, and suddenly I did not want this human’s feelings hurt at all. I wanted her to understand the game.
Trainer Drew made the laughter smell go away, we were walking again, and pretty soon we were at a door leading to the outside. Then to my surprised delight, there were Trooper, Gavin, and even my beautiful Zelda! I wanted to bark hello to them, but just then Zelda turned from looking up at her human and gave me a wink, and somehow, I knew to bark hello might not be the right thing to do.
As we started through the door, my new human tripped and almost fell. I did not want this, and before I knew what I was doing I was making sure to stop at every step for her, and making sure that if she did fall—because either she did not know what I wanted of her, or I did not know for sure what she wanted of me, to give her gentle kisses. You know? Just so she would know it was alright.
Soon this new lady, Trainer Drew and I along with my other friends and their new humans were going out to the same places where Trainer Drew and I had played games together. The neat part about this was, I was getting to teach her the games. It was starting to become great fun for me. Especially when we did it right. She would get so excited and pet and love on me so much when we did. Sometimes I thought I might burst with love for her. By this time, I’d forgotten all about my plan to try to trick Trainer Drew into believing I did not like my new human, and instead, I was simply learning to love her more and more each day.
Just then the little group of chattering shepherds said, “We knew it! You did love her!”
Their mothers came quickly to shush them, and when it was quiet again King Campbell continued.
She was scared sometimes, and I did not like that smell. I did not like the tears she cried either. She would cry them when she would become confused about what to do, or when she was feeling not so sure, but soon we were learning to really help each other, and we were becoming what Trainer Drew called a team. I realized this was more of the power I had. I realized she had it too, and I wanted to show her how to use it right.
Just then the wee golden asked, “Humans have powers too?”
King Campbell smiled down at the wee one.
“Oh! Yes! Most times humans have many powers they don’t even know they do.”
One day we’d been out in the rain for a very long time. We were working harder and harder with one another each day. We had many things to learn together, and Trainer Drew knowing this was taking us out on long trips together making sure to teach us everything we needed to know to work safely together if we should indeed go away with one another to the far away land where my new human lived.
On this day, my new human was feeling tired, and I could smell pain coming from her too. She had fallen many times already that day, and many times I had smelled tears, but still, Trainer Drew made her do things over and over. Suddenly she tripped! Even though I had stopped and tried to show her a big crack in the way she’d still fallen. I knew it hurt. I could smell her pain and tears. Trainer Drew finally seeing my mommy was too tired to play anymore games reached to help her up.
“Come on honey, let’s go back to the school and get cleaned up for dinner.”
Now, like I say, she had been having a very hard day, and she pushed Trainer Drew’s hand away and shouted at him.
“I can’t do this anymore! I am tired, and…” Then she had put her face into her hands and begun to cry.
Now, this scared me. I could smell Trainer Drew becoming upset with her, and I could smell her tears. Oh! I did not want this. Before I could do anything, I heard him say in his most fierce Trainer Drew voice.
“OK then, let’s get you back to the school, and I will make arrangements to send you home!”
The puppies gasped! And the little puppy snuggling with him whimpered into his thick shining fur,
“Oh! No! He wouldn’t have done it?”
King Campbell raised his paw, and a hush fell over the room. All the puppies looked at him with huge eyes and open mouths, waiting for him to go on. Finally, when all was still again he again began to speak.
*** Hmmm? What’s that? What happened next? You ask…
Here’s all about King Campbell, the land from which he comes and how to buy the book so you can learn what happened next.
About the Co-author King Campbell…
King Campbell was born in Chester N.J. November 28, 2008.
He lived with his Dog Mother and Litter Mates until he was approximately eight weeks old, and then he went to live with his Puppy Raisers.
Then, when he was just over a year-old he was taken away from his Puppy Raiser family by a wise and ancient trainer, so he could go and live in the magickal and ancient land of The Seeing Eye, where his training began.
After only four short months he was chosen to become the guide of his now human mother Patty L. Fletcher author of this book.
He now lives in the land of Kingsport Tennessee with her, and there they live a wonderful life.
They have many magickal and at times challenging adventures, but through it, all King Campbell does his very best to keep all he loves safe from harm.
About the Book…
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by, King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
Legal Notes THE SEEING EYE® and SEEING EYE® are registered trademarks of The
Seeing Eye, Inc. See: http://www.SeeingEye.org