Let's start out with kittens...Here is Anna Adams' George (who showed a love of the keyboard at an early age) and our family kitten Dusty (bottom photo). I'm not really sure what it is about orange tabbies, but as a rule, I've found them to be very friendly and full of personality.
- As an aside, I once met someone from the American Kennel Club organization who told me black labs are teddy bears, yellow labs are hard workers, and chocolate labs are mischief makers. Being in a family with all the lab colors represented, I agree that sometimes something more than color are passed along - be it cat, dog, or guinea pig.
How about some puppy love? Here are my son's puppies - Bonny and Nova. Both are Australian Shepherds - loyal, intelligent, and in need of something to keep them occupied all the time (there's a reason the breed was good for herding).
- Another sidebar: I just heard of Australian Shepherd/Poodle mixes. Two highly intelligent breeds, but...why?
I love seeing big animals and small puppies getting along, don't you? Here is my niece's horse and her German Shepherd pup. The other picture is Bonny and her big protector Remington (a St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix). These two combinations of animals are just begging to be put in a book somewhere.
- Whoops! I already featured two of these sweeties in my writing. Bonny has starred in two Heartwarming books - Summer Kisses, and Time for Love. And Rem has starred in 2 books - One Perfect Year (a Heartwarming) and Dog-Gone Christmas (Rem even made the cover on the latter book).
Which brings me to my latest love - Tally. She's half Yorkie/half Shitzu. Like every dog, she's not perfect (yes, she does chew Daddy's boxers if he doesn't make the hamper)...but I love her just the same.
Tally greets every box of books that arrives. She has a starring role in this book - A Memory Away.
What's making you smile this Monday?
Melinda Curtis is an award-winning, USA Today bestseller. Her latest release is A Memory Away, a sweet romantic comedy featuring a pregnant woman who can't remember how she got pregnant and a little lost dog.