My notes about the blog are home so I'll take another blog date to brief you on the changes, including the Author Spotlight for October.
I say I'm babysitting rather than dog sitting because Freddie is more like a child than a dog.
He had his first birthday last week added a new kerchief to his wardrobe of kerchiefs, courtesy of his visits to the vet.
When Darling Daughter puts a kerchief on him, he immediately poses on his own without anyone saying, "Be still, Freddie."
He's a natural and seemingly loves to have his picture taken. When he goes for a walk, he collects compliments. Daughter is frequently asked what kind of dog he is.
The answer to that is a Golden Doodle, meaning half golden retriever and half poodle. When someone says, "What a beautiful dog," Freddie prances with his feathery tale waving back and forth as if he understands what was said.
Freddie is on the cover of April Fool Proposition, one of my short stories. (I'll be publishing it and four others starting next week.) That picture of him was taken when he was about 6 months old, and it was perfect for my story of a lost puppy.
He's also under contract by 2 instagram accounts to be a spokes-dog.
I do. Our lifestyle doesn't allow for adopting a companion at this time, and I miss having a dog. Between Freddie and writing dogs in my books, my need for doggie-gratification is filled.
Favorite Dog Quotes
As a dog lover—no offense to cats and cat lovers—I want to share some of favorite dog quotes.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. —Will Rogers
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. —John Steinbeck
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. —Franklin P. Jones
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. —Andy Rooney
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. —Robert Benchley
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. —James Thurber
Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul—chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! —Anne Tyler
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. —Robert A. Heinlein“Nothing in the world is friendlier than a wet dog.” —Anonymous (Freddie loves rain and playing in the mud, but he doesn't like the bath that follows.)
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. —Mark Twain
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' —Dave Barry
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat or play with it, just pee on it and walk away. —Anonymous
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. —Emily Dickinson
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them. —Phil PastoretDogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. — Orhan Pamuk
She gave up everything and reinvented herself as wealthy, successful Constance Quinn, a woman who carefully guards her emotions. Yet, she longs for all that she's denied herself. The only problem is there's no room for love or even for relationships in her rigidly controlled existence until she decides to find the part of herself that was lost in her transformation.
Easy to follow stand-alone. No editing errors, graphic violence or drag-you-down drama.
Enjoyable HEA romance. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and memorable dialogue.
“Ah, you know what Graciella says about coincidence. It’s God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
'He told me young dogs would always be adopted but that this old dog would never find someone to love him if we didn’t take him. I told him that the dog wouldn’t have many years or maybe not even months of life left. He said that was an even better reason to adopt him so he’d know love before he died.”
I look forward to other works by this author.
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