This morning I take the Magical-Dawg for his annual vet check up (shhhh, it’s a surprise!). He actually enjoys the whole deal (CAR RIDE? YESSSS!) and loves snort-snuffling the outside postage-stamp grassy patch where he reads the latest Pee-Mail for the best doggy gossip. Of course, he has to add his liquid comment to the mix. At least he doesn’t baptize the interior of the clinic, but does his best to announce, “Big dawg is here…y’all!” with explosive barks as he enters the door. I’m always a wee bit concerned some poor little Grandma will pass out from the shock, and then Magical-Dawg will smooch her back to consciousness.
Seren-kitty got a virtual birthday card this week from the vet. She’s sixteen. Wow, the time has sped by but despite some hearing issues that increase the volume of her meow, and some arthritic claws, Seren looks and acts much younger. To celebrate, she helped me un-make and then make the bed (a favorite cat game) and then she got thoroughly wasted on some high quality ‘nip.
How do you celebrate your pets’ birthdays? Actually we don’t know Seren’s real day, so picked one, and I know many folks who instead celebrate the pet’s “gotcha day.” At my house, every day’s a celebration. I couldn’t do what I do without my furry muses (those present and those still in my heart…) I just got delivery dates for the sequel to my thriller YAY! but that means I’ll be head-down (and head-banging) fictioning for the foreseeable future. My furry muses are primed and ready to inspire!
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. I’ve been head-down recording the narration on my ComPETability/Cats book…yes, doing it myself! But when you’re not equipped to voice a project yourself, this article has great tips for choosing a VO professional.
What Facebook Interactions Say About You from the awesome Jenny Hansen
Inkling to Turn Google into Storefront (is this a run at amazon?)
Metaphor Mistakes from Marcy Kennedy
Author Marketing Club helps with “free” day site submissions
Plagiarism 101 (you WILL be caught!) from the awesome Kristen Lamb
Vantage Press Closes one of the oldest “vanity” publishers, founded in 1949.
New AKC Breeds Appear At Westminster! See the show Feb 11 & 12 on tv…or win tickets and free passes!
Fighting Pet Obesity great article
Seeing Holy Images? from the seriously funny files of Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes
And just to close on the same pet-tastic theme, I have to share this wonderful video of the great Ian Dunbar–on training, of course.
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