Meet my new friend Mel. We had an adventure together yesterday. He was loose on the trail where I exercise. Unfortunately, there’s a very busy road nearby. A woman was nice enough to hold him while I ran to my car. When I got back I saw Mel walking her across the road. Yes, I meant to say it that way. She had him by the collar, and he’d decided he was ready to leave. Strong and stubborn describe Mel. I put a leash on him and took him to the car. I had a dog crate in it because I’m taking my young dog out for socialization trips. He jumped in the car just fine but looked a bit dubious about the crate. He got in most of the way then balked. Mel’s back covered the entire opening leaving his thick, bushy, long tail outside. There was no way I could find to get his tail in. I pushed him gently a few times with no result. So there we sat…and sat…and sat. Did I mention strong and stubborn? After about ten minutes he shifted a bit, and I was able to tuck his tail in. He was happily reunited with his owner who thought he was in the backyard.
Jon Jordan posted this great flyer for the panel I’m on at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention called SCOOBY SNACKS–Mysteries with Critters.Thanks, Jon! All the panels have songs as a theme in their titles, and ours is “Scooby Snacks.” I’m looking forward to it!
Here are two sweet dogs I saw at a Mendocino event. I think the pictures really say it all in terms of their connection with each other.
I saw this cutie today. His glasses aren’t part of a costume. His owners said in bright sunlight his eyes would swell and get red. The veterinarian recommended sunglasses. Great idea!
When we brought our young dog, Kylie, home as a puppy, Ellie was absolutely wonderful with her. We knew right away how lucky we were. However, Ellie would claim the puppy’s bed whenever she had a chance. Kylie would then promptly get in Ellie’s big bed. They went back and forth whenever the opportunity was there. The “bed games” continue today.
I wanted to share these beautiful flowers with you. I hope they bring a smile to your face. They were at a gas station so the recycled tires are a nice added touch!
I had fun presenting with Terry Shames at the Tulare Library Friday night. It’s a beautiful facility, and the people were a pleasure to meet. However, it was a long drive home Saturday! My goal is to share something relating to dogs every weekend. Here’s a picture I like of Ellie, our boxer/coonhound. She DID succeed in getting the ball!
I attended the Chocolate, Wine, and Ale fundraising event several times in Mendocino, California, to get ideas for Murder at Redwood Cove. I LOVE doing research for my books!
I was just telling Ellie, our boxer/coonhound, about the chapter I’m working on. I don’t know if her look means she’s not so sure what I’m planning will work or she’s wondering where the treat is she deserves for listening for so long!