Or my good deed . . . that wasn't!
I was minding my own business, working on the manuscript for the fourth book in my San Diego K-9 series when something caught my attention. There was a green blob between the mosquito netting and the wind/rain curtain for our gazebo, roughly where the red circle is in the picture below.
I untied the mosquito netting and secured it out of the way. The poor little guy was still hanging on to the curtain, unmoving. With a small stick, I tried ever so gently to get him onto a piece of cardboard.
Imagine my joy when he actually moved of his own volition! He was alive and apparently well! My joy was short lived and followed by horror, when the little guy used the cardboard as a springboard and (all two inches of him) catapulted from approximately four feet in the air onto a patio stone.
Thankfully he survived the leap and again (no thanks to me) appeared unharmed. He didn't seem very comfortable on the flagstone so I very gently nudged him towards the garden situated about a foot away from him.
I was so happy that he was back in his element and obviously enjoying it, as evidenced by him climbing up on a plant.
Imagine my surprise when he stopped short at another gazebo post . . . and proceeded to start climbing up the curtain fabric.
So the moral of this story is that nature is pretty darn amazing and can do quite well on its own, and a little two-inch frog might be smarter than I am in some respects!
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You can pick up our July Heartwarming releases this month at select Walmart stores. You can find a location near you here. Of course, they are available online through all major retailers.
In closing, huge thanks to the Ancient City Romance Authors and all the judges for selecting my 2015 releases The Truth About Hope and When the Right One Comes Along from among all the wonderful entries as finalists in the 2016 ACRA Readers' Choice Contest!
Finally, for dog lovers everywhere, Harlequin is featuring When I Found You on its website as part of The Dog Days of Summer promotion all month long. Fellow Heartwarming author, Dana Mentink also has a book featured: her Love Inspired Suspense, Seek and Find.