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Friday, July 31, 2015

This is a dog at the shelter that I take along for a ride to the various places I go.  We have matching shirts!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Since retiring from the prison two years ago, I have been working at a local animal shelter.  Some of the stories I will share with you.
The most recent is about a boxer dog. We will call him Trooper. Five times I have been called by a local police department to pick him up after he ran away from home.  It seems that he has an electric fence and it is not stopping him from roaming.  Each time he is returned to his family it costs them a higher amount in fees to get him home.  I guess money is no object especially since they live in what looks to be a $350,000.00 home!  With all the money this family appears to have you would think that they would invest in a fence to keep their beloved Boxer at home.  Maybe they just don't care.  He has been at the shelter for two days now and no one has come to claim him.  I feel so sorry for him.  He is one of the best dogs I have had to deal with and I guess I just can't understand why the family could let him sit at the shelter and not inquire about him.  I wish I could adopt him, he likes to sit on the front seat of the truck next to me.  :)

The price for the kindle version of my book has been reduced to $2.99.  I would like to make it even cheaper but the site won't let me.  Either that or I just don't know how to do it!
I have had so much good feedback from the people around me who have purchased it.  I don't think they thought it would actually be a good book with an important message for kids.  But once they read it they are pleased with it.  The kids give positive feedback also.  They ask questions and learn from the book.

Well here it is.  My blog.  For those who don't know me I am the author of Gummy and The Ferret, a children's book.  I got my idea for the book one day while working for a local animal shelter.  I was taking two pets to the vet.  First there was Gummy, a small young pit bull.  The other was a ferret.  It sounded like a great name for a kids book so I set out immediately to tell a story.  The story is about two shelter pets searching for their forever homes.  At the local shelter they become friends and support one another through their journey.  Inside they describe their care from the many volunteers and also at the veterinary office.  After fear of losing contact with one another they are reunited and eventually find what both are looking for.  
I feel it necessary to teach children at a young age about the serious subject of pet adoption.  My book is for young readers just beginning to read on their own.  Also meant to be read to the children.  It really is a heartwarming tale and begs to be read over and over.
P.S. It has a happy ending!  You can find it on or on my web page

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