Category: Animal


I wanted to make a point in celebrating the small things in life, so when I published my tenth book, I decided to buy myself a little something…




I love animal necklaces. This little guy fits right in with the others. Isn’t it gorgeous?


Not to be outdone, my husband picked out a small gift for me as well…


We get this little fella tomorrow from a local shelter. My husband picked him out. *squee* I’m soo excited!! 

We’re still struggling to come up with a name. What would you suggest?


Where has all the time gone....

Gracious! Has it really been that long since I’ve posted?!

A lot has happened in the last few months. The good news — Electric Night is nearly ready to be published! There has been some production delays, but I’m hoping to release the book soon. Yay!


I’ve also decided what book I will write next…think Academy of Assassins. I’m really excited about the idea. Then, if I have enough time, I’m going to try and release a second Raven Investigation book this year. Woohoo!


Unfortunately, I recently lost two cats within a month of each other. It’s been hard on me, since I’ve had both cats for fifteen plus years. Remarkably, both of them were over twenty years old, so they’ve lived a full life.

Below was their favorite spot in the house. It’s nice to know they’re probably still sharing a cat bed wherever they are…

Have you read anything good lately? I could use a distraction…


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. Funny how life seems to get in the way of things. I hope everyone has a fabulous Halloween!


My Halloween day started at 3:00 a.m. when the ‘oh mighty hunter’ aka the dog, found his nemesis aka a possum hiding by the garage. I heard barking, but didn’t get up to investigate until 3:30 a.m. Unfortunately, by then, it was too late. The fight was over even before it had began and the possum was too injured to save. A shame. It looked so cute and fluffy.


Anyway, puppy feels very proud of himself, calling us out a few more times before 5:00 a.m. to view his prize. *gah* Thank goodness it wasn’t a skunk like he chased two weeks ago. I don’t think I could take another 40 degree weather de-skunking bath for the dog. *sigh* Here’s a fun fact for you…did you know that when a smell is so intense, a person can’t fall asleep?


It’s cold and rainy today, a sure sign winter is coming. *pouts* Since we don’t live in town, we don’t get any trick-or-treaters. How about you? Are you doing anything to celebrate the holiday? What is your favorite candy?


It's all about the frogs...

Frog on a leafWe’ve been having a very nice summer this year. Unfortunately, that also means that we have an abundance of mosquitos…damned birds of prey. I hate those little buggers.


But it also means that we have a lot of frogs as well. I can usually find three or four of them a day. Like this little guy for instance…


My dog likes to patrol around the house when darkness falls. One night, I noticed some odd behavior…er…odder than normal anyway, and I went outside to check things out.


The frogs are usually smart and stay out of grabbing distance of the dog. Not this night. Dog must have been ‘investigating’ the frog/toad for a while as he kept licking his lips. Apparently, he does not like the taste of frogs piss. *snort* I was going to rescue the poor creature when I noticed the oddest thing. The dog would wait for the frog to jump, then hurry back over, give it a sniff, then piss on it.


But the really hilarious thing was he would always miss. I watched him do the same ritual four times. I think the dog was getting cranky that he couldn’t hit the target. lol Best pissing match ever! I would have to say the frog won, since the dog never presented me with the corpse of the little beastie the next day. :lol: 


Thank Goodness it's Friday!

Dog Tired


I’ve been sick the last two weeks. I’m finally starting to feel better, but all I can say is thank goodness today is Friday! Are you doing anything fun this weekend? I’m hoping to curl up with a good book. Any suggestions?