Chapter 11 of The Adventures of Fanny and Newt One afternoon, a few weeks after Fanny joined *had Newt and Keeper Karl in the cozy little house behind the zoo, the two small bears had taken to wandering through the zoo. On this occasion they visited the Aviary to look at all the wonderful tropical birds. Fanny was talking with Buzz, the red Macaw who recently joined the zoo from a rehabilitation center in Brazil. Buzz explained to the two little bears that he grew up in a beautiful tree on the banks of the Amazon river. As a chick, he never left his nest and spent hisRead More →

Chapter 10 – Introductions and a New Game This is a story I told my children when they were little and I now have the time to sit down and turn it into a book that I will publish through our family business, West Technology Research Solutions LLC www.wtrs.net. Click HERE to start with the first chapter of the story. The next day Newt and Fanny awoke early, had a light breakfast of fish with Keeper Karl, and set off down the path outside the house that led to the zoo long before it was time to open the gates and let in the day’sRead More →

Holiday preparations always seem to catch me off-guard – no matter how many lists I make and plans I concoct. And this year is no exception. I woke this morning and realized that we only have 2-ish weeks until Christmas… Aaaak! And so I decided that instead of posting a brand new chapter in The Adventures of Fanny and Newt, I would post a summary so you have one spot with links to all the chapters (that is until I publish the book in 2017). Chapter 1 – In Which We Meet Newt Chapter 2 – The Name of the Man in the Blue CoverallsRead More →

Each Thursday, I post a new chapter of  The Adventures of Fanny and Newt. This is a story I told my children when they were little and I now have the time to sit down and turn it into a book that I will publish through our family business, West Technology Research Solutions LLC www.wtrs.net. Chapter 9 – Fanny Gets Settled The next morning Newt awoke long before Keeper Karl got out of his bed and clomped downstairs to make breakfast. All he could think of was the events of last night and the furry sleeping ball sharing his ample bedie-bye basket. And, Newt thought,Read More →

Each Thursday, I post a new chapter of  The Adventures of Fanny and Newt. This is a story I told my children when they were little and I now have the time to sit down and turn it into a book that I will publish through our family business, West Technology Research Solutions LLC www.wtrs.net. Chapter 8: A First Adventure. In which the mystery is solved and a new friend found. After dinner, Newt went into the living room and peered out into the dark sky. Was the moon up yet? No, sadly. Not yet. Newt went through all the motions of a normal evening.Read More →

Chapter 7: The Mystery of Beowolf The Adventures of Fanny and Newt “Blueberries and fish!” That was the first thought that floated through Newt’s mind as he lay curled up in his beddie-bye basket and watched the morning sun throw big, beautiful streamers of sunlight into his bedroom. Newt was getting used to waking up in his room at the house he now shared with Keeper Karl. The two friends had developed a comfortable morning routine that always, always began with a delicious breakfast. Newt loved his blueberries and fish, and Keeper Karl usually ate oatmeal with blueberries. The two would talk over the plansRead More →

Chapter 6: A Beddie-Bye-Basket Now, Newt was growing fast. He was still a young bear, but soon his small cage in the storage area behind the polar bear enclosure was too confining to be comfortable. And so Newt was not at all surprised when, one morning, Keeper Karl stopped by early to talk with Newt. Newt was excited to learn that there was to be a surprise after the zoo closed for the evening. He asked, and he asked, but Keeper Karl would only smile at him and grunt, as he did when he really did not want to answer the question but also didRead More →

Keeper Karl sat on the pavement path by the wolf enclosure and stared at Newt with a look of fear, surprise, mixed together with the littlest bit of sheer joy. He reached out and patted the little polar bear on his fuzzy white head and repeated his question, “Am I dreaming? Did my little bear just talk?” “Of course I did, Keeper Karl.” came the reply from Newt who followed suit and sat with a plop on the path so he could focus all his attention on the man in the blue coveralls. “I cannot explain why I can now talk with you as itRead More →

Each Monday, I post a chapter of  The Adventures of Fanny and Newt on www.wtrs.net (our primary company website) Every Thursday I will repost the week’s story to my blog. Newt jumped nearly ten feet straight up into the air at the sound of the deep voice in his ear. When he came back down to earth, after a time that seemed endless to him, Newt immediately spun around and looked for the source of the voice. Standing very near was a huge animal with black ears that stood straight off his massive black head, all perched on a tremendously scary-looking black furry body, andRead More →

Each Monday, I post a chapter of  The Adventures of Fanny and Newt on www.wtrs.net (our primary company website) Every Thursday I will repost the week’s story to my blog. Chapter 3: A Plan Interrupted By An Adventure and Maybe A New Friend In which Newt attempts to speak with Keeper Karl Newt had spent all last night thinking. And thinking. And, thinking. He was trying to figure out where Keeper Karl went every evening, but was having little luck. Each morning Newt would try out a new plan. One morning he tried talking to Keeper Karl, but the kind, tall man just stared downRead More →