#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

National K-9 Veterans Day

I recently saw a blurb in Woman’s World magazine about a day to celebrate the four-legged soldiers who support our troops, and I was immediately onboard.  Dogs (and other service animals) make an enormous contribution to the human race, not only in the Armed Forces, but as companions and guides.  If you’ve read COUNTRY STRONG, you’ve already met Trooper, J.P.’s canine pal, one of my favorite characters in the “Country” series.  My own two rescues, Mowgli and Tule (pronounced Toolie), have seen me through some challenging times, and I’m sure many of you could tell similar stories about that special critter–or critters–that made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.

You can check out the Support Our Troops Military Paws Support Program at SupportOurTroops.org/k-9-soldier-treats, where you will find lists of items to donate as well as opportunities to support soldiers and their families.

Naturally, our local shelters are always in need of donations, too–not just money, but food, of course, and cleaning supplies, such as bleach.  

I’ll be back with more blogs soon.  In the meantime, I hope you’ll reach out and pat your pet(s)–and tell ’em I said howdy.




7 comments to “National K-9 Veterans Day”

  1. Dorothy C Glase
      · March 13th, 2020 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I live in South Lyon, MI outside of Detroit and there is a war dog memorial cemetery in our town. I went to a funeral a couple of years ago for a war dog who had been retired and later died of cancer. They brought him across the state with an escort of many jeeps to be buried here. It was a very moving ceremony.

  2. Virginia Gail Hurt
      · March 13th, 2020 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I just gave my cat a pet from you but he just went outside after. Its a pretty day here, nice spring like day. :-P

  3. Ann Bartholomew
      · March 13th, 2020 at 3:34 pm · Link

    A shout out to all our military and their service animals.

  4. Lois Rotella
      · March 14th, 2020 at 9:46 am · Link

    Thanks to all our service dogs and to all the that are emotional support animals.

  5. Ruby Norwood
      · April 6th, 2020 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Sorry, I am running way behind!! My husband has been in and out of the hospital with his heart since February, had 546 e-mails when I checked today, but a big thanks to all our men and women in service and there service animals…

  6. Jami Zimmerman
      · January 24th, 2021 at 3:06 pm · Link

    I have recently begun to read your books. I am stumped! I finished the last book titled “At
    Home in Stone Creek.” Your letter at the beginning of the book stated you would be releasing, “Return To Stone Creek” to connect Melissa O’Ballivan to the Creeds. I can’t find it anywhere on your book lists. Did you rename the story? I can’t seem to move on to you other novels without finishing this chapter.

    Thank you for your reply,
    Jami Zimmerman

  7. Linda Holmes
      · April 27th, 2021 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I was at walmart today and found a new book from Linda. It is Country Proud, 2021 copy right.

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