#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Lots to Catch Up On

Well, I intended to write a blog yesterday, but I was goofing off over at the casino and never got around to it. :)

I want to thank all of you for the wonderful notes of condolence that have been coming in since the last newsletter went out. You continually touch my heart, and so many of you have similar stories of loss. I find enormous comfort in your kindness, and I am grateful to each and every one of you for taking the time to reach out.

I finally got to ride April! Wow, it was great, to be back on a horse again. The plan now is that one of my helpers will saddle her for me, every afternoon when I finish writing, and she and I will explore this wonderful, timbered place where we live. She had rough going at first, when it came to blending in with the outfit, but Skye, Coco, Banjo and Buck have finally accepted her. Were they ever jealous when she and I went by. She is the gentlest horse in the world, but has a mind of her own. She’s so obedient that she doesn’t need a bit, just a halter. But she didn’t want to go where I wanted to go, so we’re going to have to work out an arrangement.

Sadie had a wart removed, and it was benign, thank heaven. She’s still a cone-head, though she got her bandages off today. When the sutures come out, the cone comes off.

Finally, I won big at the casino on Sunday evening. Hot dang, that was fun. Love those swirling lights and all the fuss. I won enough to buy another horse. Hmmmmmm….

Now, it’s back to work. I hope you all had a marvelous weekend. I sure did.

Friday Blog

Late start. I slept like a dead woman last night. Wrote in the morning, and of course Sadie and Bear spent the day at the vet’s. Both are well, and happy to be home. Sadie has a cone, since she had a wart removed on one leg, and can’t be allowed to chew off her bandages, and Bernice had a tooth pulled, so she’s on pain pills and antibiotics. I’m just a dog-mom, doing her best for her babies. One of the many things I’m grateful for is the excellent care my pets get at the Latah Creek Animal Hospital, from Dr. Bauer and his caring staff.

Speaking of caring, I’ve been getting such wonderful, consoling emails since my last e-newsletter went out. It touches my heart, the way you all share your own stories and lend such encouragement. It just proves what I’ve always said–we’re not just writer and reader, we’re friends. Thank you so much.

I should be do something noble today. But I think I’ll go to the casino instead. :)

From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.