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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Do you see a common element in these photos? If you guessed the dog, you'd be right. The one on the left is our dog Daisy (with our youngest son Trevor). She's the sweetest, gentlest, most forbearing animal ever. She's so special, I put her in my book--that's why you see her on the cover.

Animals have personalities, don't they? I've had enough of them to appreciate Daisy's sweet nature. In fact, our previous dog, a cocker spaniel named Logan was Daisy's opposite. I kid my husband that if there's an afterlife for pets, Logan surely went down south. Kevin denies this vehemently, especially since Logan worshipped the ground he walked on, but trust me on this. South.

Don't judge me. You did not know that dog.

Animals have a special place in our lives. It was fun to put Daisy in a book (I changed her name to protect the innocent) and even give her a similar personality. Hey, she can't sue me. And even if she could . . . well, she wouldn't. Because she's Daisy.

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 7:55 PM  
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At 10:19 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Daisy is a sweetheart. I can vouch for that. Your boys are darlings, too, Denise.

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks, Cheryl. Yeah, the boys are too. Most of the time.

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I love animals in books. :) We had a dog who might have gone "down south" in the hereafter, but I prayed for God to have mercy on him. He always meant well.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

We had a Dalmatian that was a notorious thief. She would steal food from the table when we were washing up for dinner. One time she grabbed the Thanksgiving turkey (that was thawing on the counter) and was dragging it down the stairs to the basement when my grandmother caught her.

Definitely went south with Rachel's dog and your dog.

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

At least your dogs meant well. Logan growled and snapped at me, wouldn't go outside before I left the house then would poop the moment I left just for spite. His previous owners said he did the same thing at their house--had one master and wanted to rule over everyone else in the house.

When he snapped at the boys when they were babies and broke their skin--that was the last straw!

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Our previous dog was a cocker spaniel mix too. He was nasty. We had him put to sleep when he bit our son right above the eye. Now we have the sweetest, gentlest chocolate lab mix. We found her one year when we were on vacation, she's a gift from God.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

There is no dog like a Golden Retriever!

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, Daisy is the sweetest dog!! I just love her!!

Our shih tzu, Nocchi, was a saint. In her last days, bless her heart, she was the ugliest dog known to mankind, but she had a good heart. Her teeth were gone, her tongue nearly lapped the ground and her hair had snarled and tangled because she wouldn't let anyone groom her near the end. And you know how grouchy we girls get when we're having a bad hair day. Yeah, it affected her personality.

But all in all, I think she went north. Course I am directionally challenged.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...



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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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