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Puppy Sitting & Cooler Weather

You can see here that Max was already reaching out to Luna

 

The cooler weather is coming! Yay! I’m hoping to finish up reading Double Cougar Trouble, made an offer to a potential narrator for Taming the Wild Cougar audiobook, and have to juggle trips outside with the puppies. I wish I could just throw them all out and they’d be happy, but my neighbor’s dog barks and runs along the fence, and then the corgi’s do, barking and making a ruckus. Mine are used to the neighbor’s dog and they don’t bark or antagonize her, and if I call them to come to me, they will.

Not the corgis. I had to use the hose on Rilo yesterday. It took a few times before he realized barking and growling and running next to the fence meant he’d get wet. 🙂  Then he was fine.

I just have to learn how to outsmart the smart dogs. Sometimes that’s a challenge. lol

You know what that means, right? Being the alpha when you don’t have teeth and can make the pack behave. 🙂

Oh, and I did my first ever podcast yesterday! It was fun, after all the stressing I did over doing it.

Okay, I’m off like a herd of turtles to keep reading Cougar! Have a super wonderful day!

Next week, I plan to get some more holly to plant, and I’ll be starting Loving the White Bear. 🙂

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Double Cougar Trouble is Done!

I’m still rereading to catch errors before I send it off to my beta readers. I was adding some things last night, and when I add, I always insert new mistakes. 🙂  So now I’m in final read this morning.

But my daughter and son’s grandfather died and my daughter is leaving her corgis off with me today, and I’ll have them for the weekend. I have my first podcast to do this afternoon. So with all the distraction, I might be thwarted. But I’m trying to read this before the craziness begins. I also have an RWA meeting to go to on Saturday, and a luncheon to go to on Sunday…but I hope to have this finished before all that comes up.

Yesterday, I HAD to go into town to get groceries. I was nearly out of potatoes. Is it my Irish background that craves them??? I also needed to take back a dog harness that I tried and tried and tried to figure out. I had gotten a different also, really easy, and fits the puppies just fine, so I needed to return it and get the other so I can walk both dogs when it gets COOL out again. So…that was it. Oh, and gas. I reach the brand new pet store and it has a sign out about grooming. And I think to myself, it would be nice to have the puppies groomed every once in a while. I brush them 2-3 times a day, but it about breaks my back to bend over the bathtub to wash both of them. And she was $20 less than another place I had checked with that is farther away.

tanner-groomer-900-068max-groomers-900-065She trimmed their nails, pulled hair out of their ears, or at least, maybe Max’s. He doesn’t grow much in his ears and I keep after it. But Tanner won’t hold still, so I need to work on his some more still. But the puppies smell nice, though Max was trying to rub off the nice smell. Tanner always poses for the camera. Max is going through a shy phase.

Still, it meant grabbing groceries and gas, running home, finding the puppies’ shot records, running them in, and then an hour and twenty minutes, she called me to say they were done. I hadn’t even had time to finish lunch. But I was glad to have them washed and fluffy for a day. 🙂

I’m not doing preorders on Double Cougar Trouble. When it’s finished completely, I’ll make it available for sale. 🙂

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Trouble doesn’t always come in twos.

Jack Barrington still has an army obligation that takes him away from the woman who had enchanted him when they were both in college, but Dottie Hamilton refuses to marry a man in the military because of the problem of raising cougar shifter cubs in foreign lands and the worry he may be killed while overseas like her cousin was, leaving a wife and three little ones behind. When Jack returns home to see his family and Dottie’s only living relative, her aunt, she convinces Dottie to bring her twins home to see her—and to see him. Jack has two-and-a-half weeks to convince Dottie to wait for him while he finishes his last three months on active duty. And learns the truth. Dottie’s twins are his own flesh and blood.

Dottie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, including marrying a man to call the father of her children, who turns out to be an arms’ dealer. When Jack returns to her after finishing his army obligation, he’s determined to prove he’s the mate she needs in her life, and he has every intention of being the father to his four-year old twins. But now criminal deeds of Dottie’s dead, ex-husband have come back to haunt her. And she and Jack and their cougar friends will have to ban together to stop the arms’ dealers before they destroy what the cougars hold dear.

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Tiger Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail

And yesterday, I had one of these huge, beautiful butterflies flittering about, so I had to take some shots.

So I’m off like a herd of turtles to read over the book again!

Have a great TGIF!!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Exercising More than Just Once–and Photography Find!!!

I decided I needed to take one dog at a time to really train them to behave while I’m walking them. One barks, the other barks. They both pull. So I took just Tanner because even though he’s my barker, he does stop to listen to me. My goal was three-fold (I do better if I have lots of goals, lol)–well, 4-fold: Take a dog for a walk, get some exercise, retake pictures that didn’t turn out yesterday, and train said dog to behave while walking. Plus, I figure if I exercise, I’ll be more productive.

NOT happening. Why? I get home and I’m dying to play with my photos. lol But, I did write more last night, so maybe it helped. I don’t know.

But, I was so excited when I started my walk.  I made a real photography find!!! Not one, not two, but three otters were playing in the fountain pond closest to me. I couldn’t believe it!!! So, I took a ton of pictures. It was early morning, so I’m still fighting with how to set my camera, and I need to get some filters to cut water glare. I’m learning.

Soooo, some turned out, and I took a picture of the fountain again to catch the rainbow that I had wanted to catch yesterday.

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I wanted to take a picture of a small waterfall and capture the blue flowers in front of it. So the waterfall ended up being this beautiful bokeh.

blue-flower-by-the-fountain-and-bokeh-900-157And this was another where I showed the water.

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I took Tanner to the kiddie park, no kiddies there, so he got to sit on the playground equipment, but he was too interested in sounds around him to bother paying attention to me. 🙂

tanner-on-stairs-to-slide-900I have a guy coming over to look at the ancient 100 foot pine tree in my yard that had just died. Hopefully he can take it down before it comes down in a storm!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Catching the Shot!

max-showing-off-teeth-900I was testing out a 50mm that reviewers said did well in low light. I didn’t mess with settings, so you get what you ask for. But…I didn’t exactly expect to get this shot!

Wouldn’t it make for a great story? QUIT taking pictures of me! Or else! And: my bite is much worse than my bite!

Okay, I’ve been working on edits, so back to work on SEAL Wolf Undercover! 🙂  Need to read Vexing the Highlander over one last time also.

Have a super day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Will the New Sunflower Make It?

Timeline CoverI was trying to make a new FB timeline cover to show off the 5 free books right now with my publisher. I tried a neat forest background for wolves, you know, but it’s too busy with the busy covers.

Max Tanner new sunflower, text (800x533) (2)sunflower Tanner ate 600x400bumblee on sunflower, macro, textThere is a reason to have sunflower seeds, and Tanner is not one of them! Even though he thinks he is.  Will the new sunflower survive?

Only time will tell….

Have a super day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Happy 4th!!!

4th of July 004 (853x1280) wolf fireworks (640)Have a great 4th! Do you know what tomorrow is? Release day for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing!!!

It’s beastly hot here. We were going to take a walk to the dog park, but at 6 am, it was like a sauna. Yesterday, it wasn’t as hot, drier, and a stiff breeze made it wonderful.

20160703_092904 (1280x1206)Dachshunds and beagles in the large dog park, and Havanese and Shih Tzu/Poodle in the small dark park.  The other dogs were barking before we even got there. But Max decided to bark like nuts on and off at the other dogs. Tanner was into exploring. Mishka was quiet.

20160703_093143 (720x1280)Max, Tanner, and Mishka all lined up in a row, trying to cool down. Shaded, so it wasn’t bad. The Havanese are Cuban breed of dog, so are supposed to be good for the heat.

20160703_093330 (720x1280)Then Tanner discovered the water, and he was so funny as he was trying to figure it out, and then had the brilliant idea of actually lying down in it to get cool.

20160703_093423 (720x1280)He tried to run in it and realized you can run fast in water.

20160703_093426 (720x1280) 20160703_093339 (720x1280) 20160703_093344 (720x1280)Tanner being Tanner!

Have a great one!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Mine!

Tanner and the balloon (640x505)“Mommy said I could have the balloon to play with. Really.” ~~ Tanner

puppies and balloon 017 (640x468)“Now that it’s not floating in the air, I can really sink my teeth into it!”

puppies and balloon 019 (640x427)“Yes, it’s mine! Conquered!”

puppies and balloon 020 (640x427)“Don’t even think of it, Max. It’s mine!”

 

puppies and balloon 021 (640x427)“Mommy, tell Max it’s mine!”

puppies and balloon 029 (640x427)“I am wolf. Hear me growl.”

puppies and balloon 031 (640x255)“You did not try to steal that from me!”

puppies and balloon 032 (640x265) (2)“Mine!”

And then…it was mine again.

6,000 words to go on SEAL Wolf Undercover! Still need to write 3 blogs for promo for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing. And proof A Very Jaguar Christmas. New book title for Loving the Silver Wolf is Between a Wolf and Hard Place.

Have a super great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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