That is easily one of my most favoritest shots. And given that I’m told we’re getting a bit more snow — and some ice — here in Pennsyltucky, I figured this snap was appropriate.
Also, since the above photo is chilly-feeling and I am nothing if not a benevolent bloglord, here is a bit more warmth with another glimpse of THE MIGHTY SNOOBUG.
She’s over her HEY IT’S COOL THAT I’M PEEING BLOOD phase.
We’ve gone many days now without an accident in the house.
She’s learning to use the sleigh bells we have at the door to tell us she needs to go.
She and our PRESENTLY EXISTING DOG, Loa, are fast friends. They may actually be hot for each other? They’re making out all the time. Just sloppy canine kisses. It’s like, hey, get a room, girls. And they’re like, THIS IS OUR ROOM ALL ROOMS ARE OUR ROOMS NOW SHUT UP AND LET US CANOODLE, STUPID HOOMAN. Fine, jeez. They chase each other and bound around and play fight (and occasionally real fight, which is totally normal boundary-setting stuff).
She’s affectionate, but not needy.
She’s great with our son.
I think Snoob actually likes my wife more than she likes even me.
She eats well, she runs, she plays, she does all the things you’d hope a DOG-LIKE CREATURE would do. She hasn’t chewed anything she shouldn’t have. She drops things she picks up in her mouth that you don’t want her to have — in fact, just this morning she started to play fetch, which is new and also neat. Kinda waiting to see if there’s a naughty pupper side ready to come out, but so far she is the poster child for GOOD DOG WHO GETS A SCRITCHY SCRATCH WHO WANTS A PIECE OF HOT DOG YESH YOU SHO CUTE.
Also her nose is totally boopable.
GO ON, BOOP IT RIGHT NOW. TAKE YOUR FINGER AND BOOP IT.
MAKE THE SOUND. YOU HAVE TO SAY “BOOP” AS YOU DO IT.
IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER.
I WON’T TELL ANYONE.
Anyway, yeah. Good dog is good dog. Huzzah, shelter pup. I mean, she can’t do my taxes or anything, which is a huge disappointment because I’m pretty sure what’s why you have dogs.
SO THERE YOU GO.
Before I check out — a quick reminder that this is February and seven of my books are on sale this month digitally which is like a perfect alignment of the stars. You will find the three Heartland books, the three Miriam Black books, and the first Atlanta Burns book, all on sale. BEHOLD THE LINK, MAKE WITH THE CLICKY CLICKY. Also, the second Atlanta Burns novel, THE HUNT, came out last week…
And to tie it all together with precious guilt, you buying my books is how I get to feed Snoobug. If you don’t buy my books, we will all die, cold and starving. Okay, maybe not quite that bad.