Monday, December 29, 2008

Bezerk Chipmunk

I was nearly asleep when Joe crashed into the bedroom door. Normally he is a well behaved and quiet dog, particularly at night when we all settle down. I shooed him out and Warren said we had a Chipmunk in the house...streaking to the pantry, climbing clothes to the top shelf in the closet, down the hall and back again so fast Joe had trouble keeping up with him. Just then I heard a slight noise under the sewing machine in the bedroom. I yelled for Joe who tore in the bedroom and froze on the corner from where I heard the rustle. He stood like a pointer, barely breathing. Warren had opened the door in the living room. Joe routed him out and like a tiny rocket the chipmunk scooted down the hall and out the door. Don't ask. I haven't a clue.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rabbit food, mailbox covers, jars of hot sauce and ladies clothes with a western flair.

All of this and more at the Mountain Valley Country Store where Glenda Beall and I sold our books yesterday. She with her story in A Cup of Comfort for Horses and me with my book, My Dogs and My Friends. It was interesting how many people there for this Christmas extravaganza seemed to love all animals. Glenda and I spent the afternoon talking with customers listening to stories of their own animals. About 4:00 the party with music and food started. Unfortunately the music was so loud we could no longer talk with others and it was time to go home. A fun afternoon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Jazzy is the puppy in my book, My Dogs, My Friends, that went to a family in Connetticut. Her story is One Small Puppy. She couldn't have a better home, they love her dearly, but her litter will be our last as it is so sad when they leave us. We will always have at least one dog. Her mom, Fanci and brother, Joe are here at home with us.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Everything Old is New Again

My New Year's Resolution! I am going through some of my older essays and fiction pieces and reworking them maybe coming up with a short story or a novella.
I tend to write too short so this will be a good exercise. I've had this little fictional story rattling around in my head for several years. It will most likely appeal to young teens as many girls at that age want a horse passionately.