#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Sadie’s Day Off

Sadie had a small procedure at the vet’s yesterday–you don’t want to know–so she’s taking today off from “swimming lessons”. As usual, Dr. Bauer and the crew at Latah Creek Animal Clinic took excellent care of my baby–thanks so much, everyone. We’re all celebrating the beagle’s progress at slimming down.

While waiting for Sadie, when I went to pick her up, I made the acquaintance of a wonderful three-legged dog named Joey. He’s a Labratriever, one of the happiest pooches I’ve ever seen. Dr. Bauer and his staff took him in after he was abandoned, and cared for him until he was adopted. Don’t believe in angels? I do. A lot of them wear scrubs to work, and you have to look closely to see their wings and halos. Joey’s new dad was there, too–I’ll never know his name, but he had the kindest eyes.

I wrote yesterday, though not as much as I wanted to. Between going back and forth to the animal clinic and getting my hair done, I ran out of time before I ran out of projects! That always happens to me. I am interested in way too many things–there are piles of books I want to read. Pictures to paint or collage. Trips to take.

Speaking of trips, I’ve changed my mind about taking my laptop. Sister Sally is a decade younger than I am–I’ll con her into lugging it. :) And you heard it here first–I’m checking out Austin, Texas the first week in April, partly to do research for the next trilogy, The Texas McKettricks, and partly to check the place out as a possible place to move. I guess I’m just getting too old to handle these Spokane winters. If Austin feels like the right place, the whole herd of us, two-legged and four-legged, will be heading south. I’ll keep you posted, of course.

Harlequin sent me the most beautiful bouquet, along with a bottle of champagne, in honor of the continuing success of “Dylan”. Who really deserves the flowers and bubbly? YOU. Thank you so much for taking to my Creed boys the way you did.

You make it happen. Never forget that I’m grateful to you.

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