So, as a very needed holiday gift to myself, I got a brand new computer! Now, I can't promise I know all the ins and outs of it yet, but I can say i think great things will happen on it! I will finish It's a Dog's Life as soon as I can, and then, I promise, I will start on The Wonky Witch Book Five! And I can't wait.
It's a Dog's Life means a great deal to me. As you probably know, my dog, Lumos, is a very troubled soul. I got him from the Humane Society and he has a heart of gold. However, he hasn't always had the ability to love. He just doesn't get it. He is much better now than ever, but he doesn't even fully trust me, and we've had him for eight years! He is just scared of everything. You wouldn't really know it, because on the outside he seems perfectly happy and full of energy and bounce. But, like the vet said, he has his quirks. He has truly taught me so much about love, compassion, forgiveness, and patience. I owe a lot to him. And using the character Bailey, which was the name of my parents' previous dog, I am writing a beautiful story about a boy and his dog. Now, Bailey in the book doesn't have the struggles that Lumos has at all, but the story itself winds around the tale of why we love dogs so much, why we trust in them and believe in each other, and why having a dog's life might not be all we think it's cracked up to be. Sitting around at home all day and being alone is the main life of a dog. That is why they are so thrilled when we walk back in the door from work or school. Now, while we may be exhausted and want nothing more than to lay on the couch, they have been home alone all day and are now ready to play! We need to be patient and enjoy time with them as much as we can. They love us no matter what, and if you look deep into their eyes, it is evident. So, love your dogs in this new year. Cherish them. They are what truly brings light and love into our homes.