This blog was inspired by my dog Tasha, a feisty golden retriever I rescued when she was very young. The Crafty Canine is Tasha’s alter ego. She writes stories about a dog who learns people words from her mother so she can write.

The relationship she has with her mother is similar to Tasha’s and mine. I talked to her all the time and in her own precocious voice, I imagined she talked to me.

The blog’s title, A Dog and a Keyboard, came from a slogan I once used, “A dog and a laptop in every room.” It combined my two passions, dogs and technology.

One day I hope to turn this blog into a children’s book. But for now I like writing these short posts. After all, most dogs don’t have a very long attention span.