AUTHOR’S CORNER:Pampered Pet Part 4 In Training by Trish Hubschman

AUTHOR’S CORNER:Pampered Pet Part 4 In Training by Trish Hubschman





Good afternoon campbellsworld visitors and puppy lovers one and all.

This afternoon in the Author’s Corner we have author Trish Hubschman back with part 4 of her Pampered Pet series.

Now, if you’ve been following the Pampered Pet series you know that last week Trish shared with us how Hope went along to the Bide-A-Wee Animal Shelter with human mom and dad to pick out and adopt her Baby Brother Charlie. Well, this week Trish is back to tell us all about how Big Sister Hope trained Charlie so he could be a well-behaved part of the family.

I’d like to encourage you to keep reading once you’ve enjoyed this heartwarming story to find out about Trish and her other work. For now, here’s Trish.



Hope was barking a blue streak!  Uh-oh, something was wrong!  “What is it, girl?” I asked.   She was whining and pacing too. I knew what that meant.  Charlie had done something Hope didn’t approve of.  I looked around the living room. I was right. Charlie had chewed the cushion of the new Victorian wing chair. I loved that chair!   Momentarily, I saw stars, then I turned to Hope. “Don’t be a tattletale, Hope,”  I told her.  “It’s not nice.” I swear, she gave me a dirty look. I turned to Charlie then. “Wait till your Daddy gets home, Buster,” I said, wagging my finger at him.  “Now, get in the cage.” Charlie hated the cage, but obediently, he marched to it and went inside.  Hope stood beside me as I closed the cage door and locked it.   I let him out of it before Kevin got home though.  I didn’t want him to get in trouble.   Chewing furniture was what puppies did, right? Hope had done it too, though she was choosing not to remember.


Of course, Kevin noticed the chair, but we hadn’t been trying to hide it. Nobody got in trouble.  “Just try to keep a close eye on him,” Kevin told me. “We can’t afford to get all new furniture.” I could do that, so could Hope.


Charlie teethed on his stuffed toys.  This was much preferable than him doing the furniture.  Unfortunately, the toys never survived Charlie’s teeth.   We were constantly buying new toys.  He loved the tennis ball material ones. He had a   favorite, a football.  He carried it around clamped between his teeth.  He was never good at playing fetch. That’s what you’re supposed to do with a football, silly,” I told him, trying to get the football out of his mouth.  “Watch Hope do it,” I said.  Kevin would throw a toy up in the air and Hope would jump up and catch it.  Charlie would drop the football, but he could never get the hang of jump and grab.


He left his last football outside during the hurricane of 2012, Super Storm Sandy. We couldn’t get the footballs after that.  We bought him a stuffed chicken, which he loved and carried around by the neck. The cluck still exists!


A friend told us that puppies stopped teething around thirteen months of age. Charlie was closer to two years when he stopped, but this held to reason. He was in Bide-A-Wee for four months.  He had to make up for lost time.


Hope was strict about bathroom business being done outside.  She’d been four months old when we adopted her, and she’d been this way since the start.  Charlie, on the other hand, needed to be housebroken.  His little gifts on the living room carpet caused some friction between him and Hope.  She would protest the indignity in her house, often tunneling back and forth under Kevin‘s legs when he sat at his desk. Well, Charlie finally got the hang of doing his business outside and when I opened the backdoor, the two ran out side by side. When I let them back in, Charlie would be close behind Hope. You two make such a cute couple,” I told them. “I can’t tell when one of you ends and the other begins.” They were very different colors and sizes, but that’s not the point.


Charlie sometimes stole Hope’s cookie or plastic bone. She loved plastic bones.   I cheered Hope on when she stole Charlie’s cookie or plastic bone.  Charlie was younger  and faster and had an advantage over Hope.  “Hey, look what Charlie did?” I reported to Kevin.  I wanted him to intercede.  “Let them be,” Kevin would say.  “They have to work it out themselves.”  And they did.  Occasionally, there was friction between the two, but they were so close.  Charlie was Hope’s tail. He followed her lead and did what she did.  He’s a wonderful, loving, protective dog and it’s because Hope was the perfect big sister who trained her kid brother well.

***FYI to learn more about the shelter where Hope’s kid brother Charlie came from please visit:





Stiff Competition

By Trish Hubschman



About The Series

In 1997, Trish saw the rock band, Styx, for the first time at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  She fell in love.  The following year, she created the fictional character, musician, Danny Tide from the rock band Tidalwave.  She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in the drawer for a decade.  She continued seeing her favorite band in concert, Styx.  Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories.  Never did it dawn on her that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together.  In 2014, a few days after she saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames.  She tried to find out the cause, but was unsuccessful.  She decided to weave her own tale about it.  Tracy Gayle solves Tidalwave’s tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is incredible from the start.


About Stiff Competition

America’s favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant.  Band leader, Danny Tide, is emceeing the event.  All is going according to schedule.  The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists.  Suddenly, everything comes to a halt.  Miss New Jersey is missing.  Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is.  Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out.  In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees. There’s an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk.  They find Miss New Jersey, but it’s not good.  Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder.  The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.



To my wonderful husband, Kevin.  He proofreads all my stories and tells me I’m a good writer.

To my mom, who also reads all my stories and enjoys them.  She’s been behind me every step of the way in my life.



Author’s Bio

Trish has published three books under America Star Books, a short story Collection of time travel/romances called Through Time and the first two books in the Tracy Gayle/Danny Tide series, The Fire and Unlucky Break.

She’s also written a short story, The Officer and His Sweet Heart, which was published in the winter 2018 Slate and Style Magazine which can be enquired of by visiting:


She attended college at Long Island University’s-Southampton Campus with a bachelor’s degree in English-Writing.  She lives on Long Island with her husband and two dogs and can be contacted at palhub&

and found on Facebook as

Patricia Hubschman.







  1. Thanks After this, Charflkie takes the microphone and tells about his 3 favorite things fun, food and sleep

    1. Hi Trish that sounds exciting I cannot wait! Nice to see that your comment did come through. Sorry I told you wrong earlier. Maybe we have the gremlins worked out of their system.

  2. It’s so much fun to talk from a dog’s point of view. It’s Hope’s story too

    1. I don’t know about all my readers but I for one cannot wait for the next episode.

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