#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

One Cute Dog!


Here’s Tule, breaking every ordinance against being too cute to be believed.  I guess it wasn’t enough to be ON a bed, he wanted to be UNDER one, too.  :)  He and Mowgli, his partner in crime, hauled the dog bed up the pet steps and then Tule crawled beneath it.  Fortunately, I was able to get out of my audiobook and game of Word Solitaire to snap this photo.  He’s probably wondering what the big deal is.  :)

My alternate title for this blog entry was, HAPPY NEW BOOK DAY.  As you might recall from last week, this is one of the reasons I love Tuesdays.  I recently discovered the Rose Gardner mysteries, written by Denise Grover Swank, and I’m really hooked, but that didn’t stop me from choosing new audiobooks this morning.  I downloaded: INK AND BONE, by Lisa Unger.  I like her dark, spooky suspense novels a lot, FLIGHT PATTERNS, by Karen White, another favorite author, and three nonfiction books: BUT WHAT IF WE’RE WRONG? by Chuck Klosterman, THE INEVITABLE, by Kevin Kelly, and MAGIC AND LOSS by Virginia Heffernan.  All had fascinating blurbs and, surprise, surprise, they are optimistic about our shared future.  That’s going to be a nice change from the usual We’re-All-Gonna-Die! scenarios.  It’s about time somebody wrote about the bright side of things, in my humble opinion.

Finally, contest news.  Barbara, one of last week’s winners, very kindly replied to Jen’s email to say she already owns ONCE A RANCHER and would like us to draw another winner.  Audrey Tollefsen was chosen at random.  Thank you, Barbara, for your generosity.

That’s about it for today, blog sisters.  Tomorrow is Weight Watchers.  


35 comments to “One Cute Dog!”

  1. Diane McCarthy
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:14 pm · Link

    That was very good of Barbara. I love the picture of Tule. What a cutie.

  2. Mary
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Tule is a cutie :)
    I finished reading Flight Patterns this morning – loved it!

    • Lorelei Sawtelle
        · June 7th, 2016 at 7:17 pm · Link

      How did you get a picture of you to show up? (Oh, dear, did I just confess to being technologically illiterate?) But, you’re the only one with a pic.

      • Mary
          · June 8th, 2016 at 7:43 am · Link

        Hi Lorelei, click on my pic and go to the site to register.

  3. LaVerne Ray
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:23 pm · Link

    My (a mail lady ) sent me some books to read.She sent me one by Allison Brennan – another great author. So now I’m hooked on her
    books.I also like to have the book in my hand to
    read.Guess I’m old fashioned.But Love your writing also- thanks to my baby sister ( deceased).Shirley.Love the photo of your little Dog.

  4. DONNA
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Beautiful dog!! Love your books – also looking for a few new authors. Maybe I’ll try the ones you mentioned. I also like a book in my hands.

  5. Virginia Horton
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Love the pic of your dog, I think they are just a little bit spoiled. I have a cat that is that way, just a little spoiled. Glad you are back to your books again. I have been mowing the lawn today so I will be relaxing with a book this evening.

  6. Liz
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Westies are the best!

  7. Ruby Norwood
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Tule is such a cutie!! Enjoy your new audiobooks and good luck at W.W. tomorrow.

  8. Tia
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:39 pm · Link

    This is something my fur babies would do. They will work together to get something done even when they know they should not be doing it. As all of us pet parents know, our fur babies can do no wrong :)

  9. Lois Rotella
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Have to check out some of those nooks.

    • Lois Rotella
        · June 7th, 2016 at 4:47 pm · Link

      Meant books haha

  10. Diana E.
      · June 7th, 2016 at 4:54 pm · Link

    So cute!!!!

  11. midge watkins
      · June 7th, 2016 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Why do they do such cute and amazing things? Who needs tv?
    Kudos to you, Barbara.

  12. Denise King
      · June 7th, 2016 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Hello Linda,hope all is going well with you. And you’re right he is too cute. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  13. Melaine Langi
      · June 7th, 2016 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Yes, Tule is a cutie! Linda, I don’t know how you can read/listen to so many books a week, and still write. You amaze me! I read on average two books a week, and get in as much sewing, walking, exercise, and line dancing as I can. It would be great for me to read even one more book a week.

    In the meantime, have a great week and stay positive for tomorrow’s WW meeting. ;0)

  14. Marilyn Fish
      · June 7th, 2016 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Many years ago I read an article on Rock Hudson who was an avid reader and he said he would have as many as five books in progress at the same time. One at a time is what I enjoy.

  15. Dawn Roberts
      · June 7th, 2016 at 6:34 pm · Link

    That is one cute dog I’m a huge dog lover and have 8 of my own. Well two are Rottweilers which one is my sons. But they all live here at my house. I breed Uorkies so I have the mon and dad and love getting to play with the puppies until I find them a forever home

  16. Lorelei Sawtelle
      · June 7th, 2016 at 7:14 pm · Link

    You’re absolutely right. Tule is way too cute!

  17. Diane Sallans
      · June 7th, 2016 at 8:23 pm · Link

    I’ve ended up winning a few books that I already had – I’ve sent a note hoping they would give it to someone else too – love to spread the joy of reading!
    Those puppies must give you a lot of joy & laughter.

  18. Margaret
      · June 7th, 2016 at 10:16 pm · Link

    I read a lot of the books you recommend. It is so easy to get them from the library, straight to my Kindle.

  19. Audrey Tollefson
      · June 7th, 2016 at 10:40 pm · Link

    What a lovely surprise! Thank you for choosing my name to win. Thank you to Barbara,too for playing it forward. I love reading, also I share my books with my family.

  20. Niki Davis
      · June 8th, 2016 at 7:48 am · Link

    Funny you should mention Karen White. She is going to be at the public library in a little town called Blountstown, FL this afternoon at 3:30. I unfortunately will be unable to meet her as I will be at work. Just thought it was a cool coincidence you mentioning her when I just got that email this morning.

    Have a blessed day!


  21. Dotty Weis
      · June 8th, 2016 at 10:26 am · Link

    I know you will do good at WW

  22. Lynn Hill
      · June 8th, 2016 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Oh Linda that is to cute. I have a Schnauzer who thinks the blankets are there just for his benefit. He sits and nudges us until we lift them so he can crawl under them LOL. That was very sweet of Barbara!

  23. Pamela Edwards
      · June 8th, 2016 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Linda , what an adorable little snuggle buddy . Simply precious . Hope you all are having a wonderful week !

  24. Leanna
      · June 8th, 2016 at 4:57 pm · Link

    My dogs almost enjoyed playing with the beds more than sleeping in them. They liked to pick it up with their mouth and whip it around.

  25. Jeanie Jackson
      · June 8th, 2016 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Several of my guys like to burrow under their beds and pillows but none of them has ever taken the bed onto our bed. The do love to sleep underthe covers. I am always excited to know that one author that I love enjoys the books that I do. Rose Gardner and Denise Grover Swank are awesome.

    Love Once a Ranch! and all the books before it.

  26. Linda Beaudoin
      · June 8th, 2016 at 6:50 pm · Link

    What a great photo, and a very smart dog.

  27. Teresa W
      · June 8th, 2016 at 11:59 pm · Link

    What a cutie! Thx for sharing!!

  28. Debbie Bleege
      · June 11th, 2016 at 11:47 am · Link

    What a cutie Tule is. I love the animals personalities. Do they go by your beautiful horses?

  29. Lauri Claes
      · June 12th, 2016 at 4:05 pm · Link

    So cute and so innocent. Just loved the picture. Out little guys have never done that but they do love to steal the blankets.

  30. Carol L
      · June 14th, 2016 at 8:49 am · Link

    Tule is so adorable. Great picture Linda. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to start the series. Been slow going but I’m starting. :-D
    Carol L

  31. Lorelei Sawtelle
      · June 22nd, 2016 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Hey, Ms. Linda!
    Did you get the name for Mojo’s foster mother (Diamond Lil) from the saloon in Idaho City?


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