Today’s post is a little different than what I normally write about but I thought you all might like to see what I’m sometimes up against when I’m trying to write.
This is my beautiful baby. Her name is Schatzie. She’s a German Shepherd and will celebrate her birthday in August. She’ll be a year old. The thing in her mouth? Oh, well, that’s a stuffed animal that does not contain stuffing (yes, they’re sold that way). This particular one is a lion. She also has a skunk, a parrot, and a squirrel. They come with squeakers that don’t last more than a week.
This is what I see when I’m trying to write (incidentally, this is also what I see when I wake up in the morning). Her. Right there! Trying to give me that much loved toy. Actually, shoving/tossing it at me. If that doesn’t work, she’ll nudge at my hand until I take it from her and throw it down the hall. This is not a silent process, either. She makes noises, too! Soft woofs and little cries and this growl-groan that comes from deep in her chest (I’ve written a dog very much like her in one of my books…actually, Sarge, from A Good Man for Katie is a compilation of all the German Shepherds I’ve had over the years). I will admit, there are some days I’d rather throw the parrot or lion or skunk for her than try to pull words from my brain. It’s much easier and much more fun.
This is my other beautiful baby. She’s seven and also a German Shepherd. Her name is Daisy. Notice how nicely she lays on the floor behind my chair, hanging on my every word and telling me what a fabulous writer I am. No stuff-less stuffed animal for her. She is too dignified for that; however, she, too, will nudge at my hand, making it impossible to type. Or concentrate.
So, there’s my excuse…..why it takes me so long to write a story…..I have such lovely (and persistent) distractions. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!
As always, happy reading!
PS. My apologies for the picture quality. Picture taking is not one of my strong suits!
You're dogs are so cool! I love them all, but big dogs give the option to give them big squeezes without worrying about crushing them:) I put two of my dogs in my first book, and my mom asked for hers to be in the next...yeah, I can fit another dog in!ReplyDelete