We made the decision long ago not to own any more pets because one would not fit well with our lifestyle since we are on the go so much covering stories for the Gypsy Journal, and the animal would be stuck at home by itself for hours on end. But I do love dogs. Not yappy little dogs, but real dogs, and I have several loaner dogs around the country that I can go visit when I need a puppy fix. It’s kind of like being a grandparent; I can show up, have fun playing and loving on it, then I can take off and let somebody else be responsible for making sure it’s fed and cared for. It’s the best of both worlds.
And sometimes, I don’t even have to go anywhere to get my puppy fix! Here at Elkhart Campground we’re parked next to the dog run and I’ve met several very nice canines. And yesterday our pal Al Hesselbart and his son Shaun came by for a visit and brought Shaun’s dog, Bo. We made friends instantly.
Bo is an American Bully Dog, which is a recently developed breed created to be a companion dog and a show version of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier. He is 80 pounds of solid muscle and love, and believe me, when this guy gives you kisses, you know you’ve been kissed!
It’s been said that art imitates life. Or is it life imitates art? I’m not sure which, but it does happen. In my newly released book, Big Lake Abduction, I have someone using a drone to search for a missing child. Then yesterday I saw this story online about two teenagers in Washington state who used a drone to follow a pair of boat thieves and relay the information to deputies so they could arrest them.
Speaking of Big Lake Abduction, it already has six 5 star reviews on Amazon. It’s also available on Barnes & Noble for Nook e-book readers, iTunes, and other online e-book retailers. Have you got your copy yet?
As I said the other day, as soon as Big Lake Abduction was out I started work on a new book. Yesterday I got just over 6,000 words done, which brings me to a little over 10,000 total. One thing about being anchored here in Elkhart for the summer while we take care of things is that it has really given me the opportunity to increase my output. I may be able to crank out a couple more books before it’s time to move on.
Be sure to enter or latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Give me ambiguity or give me something else.