It's been a year since we brought this little guy home to be a part of our family. His name is Bentley and he is a cockier spaniel.
Over the past year there have been a few potty accidents, trying different dog foods to find the one he was happy with, and appointments for hair cuts and nail clippings. We also had to make a visit to the doggie ER because of an infection, which resulted in antibiotics, probiotics, and a special food diet of cooked ground turkey, white rice and broth for about two weeks. There have been numerous rope toy replacements, lots of charging at the TV to bark at animals and dancing pens - go figure!
There have also been lots of wet kisses, snuggling, and shiny eyes that show pure unconditional love. Bentley likes munching on carrots, eating peanut butter off a spoon, and wearing bandannas. He is also pretty good at sneaking out to the kitchen, while I'm cooking, with the hopes I've dropped a tasty morsel for him to snarf up. He gets so excited, that his tail shakes his whole body, when he knows he's going for a car ride.
Bentley has me wrapped around his furry little paw. All he has to do is roll onto his back and give me a special look and I stop what I'm doing to give him a belly rub followed by a dog treat. My husband throws the rope toys for Bentley to run after them. This is one of Bentley's favorite play times. Our son has taught him to shake his paw in greeting. Of course Bentley wants a treat every time he does this.
It has been quite a year, but we couldn't imagine what our life would be like without him. If you are a pet owner, I bet you know what I mean.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Mark Koopmans over at Aloha! Mark Koopmans Says Hi From HI has a great idea for a special event for people to participate in. His idea is to set aside a moment to reflect on the year that was and share some hopes for the next year and post it to your blog on December 24th.
Mark is calling this event the 50 States of Pray and you can click HERE or on the above link to check out the details and to sign up. It would be great to get LOTS of people from all over the world to participate in this event!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Dead Dreams - Book #1
Author: Emma Right
Publisher: Right House Books
Published: August 2013
Available at: Amazon
About The Book
Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams--of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.
Brianna O'Mara (Brie) is a young woman of eighteen who has a dream of one day going to New York and becoming an actress. She wants to prove to her parents that she can be independent, so she is working two jobs to help pay for school. In order to pay the rent for her apartment, Brie must take in a roommate. This is where Sarah McIntyre comes into the picture. There is quite a bit of mystery and intrigue about her. There are also lots of warning signs, but Brie isn't paying attention to them. She doesn't even do the responsible thing of doing a background check to learn more about her new roommate. A bag of cash from Sarah clinches the deal.
Shortly after Sarah moves in, there is a break-in. Sarah thinks it is her uncle or brother, both of whom are suppose to be after her inheritance. Sarah comes up with a plan for the roommates to exchange identities. This way Sarah can disappear and Brie will be rich. Brie, against her better judgement, agrees because of the promise of money.
Because Brie has been so naive about everything, she is finding herself in situations involving identity fraud, missing persons, and possibly even murder. And how does her older brother, Keith, fit into all of this? Brie is in so deep that she doesn't know who to turn to for help or how she will get herself out of trouble. She feels that the only way out is to leave the country before the authorities find out what has happened. One thing that worries her through all this is will she ever see her father, mother, and younger sister again?
Dead Dreams hooked me from page one. I really like when books do that. I'm willing to give up some sleep to keep reading, because I want to find out how the book ends. That is why I was really disappointed when it ended with a cliffhanger instead of an ending. To find out how the story ends, I have to wait until summer of 2014 when book 2 comes out.
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.
Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.
Website - http://www.emmaright.com/Home.aspx
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