I write historical romance novels, mostly westerns, and I always try to include a dog or horse into the story line. Which do you prefer?
Dog? Cat?Hamster? Everyone has their own preference as to what makes the ideal pet. I am no exception. For me and my family, without a doubt, and without a close second, a dog is the only choice.
We have had many, many dogs over the years and every one of them still holds a special place in our hearts. From our Australian Blue Heeler cattle dogs, (we have owned four) to our Border Collie, Miss Molly, to our beloved black female Chow, Chia, to the many mutts we rescued from the side of country roads, to our beloved Maltese, Libby, whom we still miss so much after two years gone.
Our current fur babies include an eight-year-old mini Australian Shepherd named Miki (Mickie)
Then, there's our latest addition, Augustus McCrae, which is an awfully big name for such a little guy. He's a black five pound Pomeranian male that has a Rottweiler attitude. I have never laughed so much as when Gus moved in. The circumstances were not pleasant (he was my brother's dog and when my brother learned he had advanced stage lung cancer, he asked me to take him. Gus is named after the main character of Lonesome Dove, my brother's favorite book, TV series, movie)
Now, we have decided to adopt another dog. I know. What are we thinking? We just enjoy them so much and they all travel so well, what else could we do? This is Maddie Rose, a Parti Pomeranian. We pick her up in one month and I'm already counting the days.
My Brides of the Rio Grande Series has dogs and horses throughout. Please keep your eye open for Hope which will release in April. Charity will release in August. Mary will release in November and the final book of this series will tell you how it all began.