Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Outside of a dog…

I found one of my favorite quotes on a wall hanging. It’s attributed to the comedian Groucho Marx: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to see.”

Love it! Combines three of my favorites – books, dogs and humor.

Don’t know what I would do without my two miniature schnauzers, who are noisy, opinionated, spoiled, partly-human, and infinitely lovable.

They help me when I’m writing (usually with their eyes closed), listen patiently when I need to talk, lick my hand if I’m upset, and press their warm, furry bodies against my husband and me as we sleep. 

I nearly always write a dog into my stories. The hero and/or heroine need more than one kind of love.

Also love cats, but because of family allergies, we can’t have one live with us. So instead I wrote a book (Say it Again, Sam) about a heroine who accidentally turns the man she loves into a cat.

Here are pics of my two. Murray (top) is a rescue and we’ve had Coco since she was six weeks old. How about you? Would love to see a photo and/or story about your fur babies!


  1. Ahhh, so cute! Sound like a fun story! Just adopted my 3rd dog. A long haired Chihuahua named Dave. He's scared of everything, poor thing. Might be a while before he comes out of his shell.

    1. A Chihuahua named Dave - I love it! They are such great dogs. We adopted a rescued Schnauzer named Jack several years ago. It took him a couple of months to trust us enough to leave through the open door of his crate (he'd been kept in one all of his life) - but once he finally did, he readily became a "lap dog." Here's hoping Dave comes out of his shell soon!