Here’s Bleu


Meet Bleu. One of the colors its breed is known for is called “Blue” which is more of a gray with a bit of blue overtones. One of my nieces who loves this breed of puppy dreams of one day owning one and naming it Bleu, so I developed the animated character, had it illustrated, and sent a shirt and some mugs with Bleu on them to her.

Bleu is also a concept illustration that I hope will some day inspire me to write about this boisterous pup.  I just noticed that there are many words that rhyme with “Bleu.” That is certainly an attractive attribute to me as it makes it much easier to write a rhyming story using the character’s name than, say, my character Hoozy Whatzadingle…

With Love,



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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2 Responses to Here’s Bleu

  1. utesmile says:

    He looks cheeky… I bet he has some adventures but also kind qualities and can help with his charm and cheekyness.

  2. russtowne says:

    I’ll bet you’re right, Ute. ;-D!

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