Right now I have a beagle/lab mix dog named Jasmine and a tortoiseshell cat named Alice. But I want to tell you about my daughter’s newest friend, a little Chihuaha mix. We’re not sure what she’s mixed with, but we think it might be Miniature Doberman Pinscher. She named her Vala, after a character on the Stargate television series.
Vala was undernourished and depressed when my daughter first met her. The first time visiting the dogs, Vala didn’t get up from her cushion. The second time, she got up and the look on her face stopped my daughter in her tracks. She asked to visit with Vala, and in moments, she knew this little sweetie would be the newest member of our family.
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My husband and I call her our granddog. We have her spend the night for fun. She and my dog Jasmine love each other. Jasmine is fourteen years old, and doesn’t do much anymore but sleep all day. But when Vala comes over, she jumps and runs and plays with her friend like she’s a puppy again, until they’re both worn out.
Mariah Davis, the heroine in my book, Shades of the Future, works at the Happy Paws Pet Rescue. It’s where she got her pet Schnauzer, Lady, and where she works with another dog named Woody. In honor of all the hardworking people at agencies like Happy Paws, I’m donating 10% of the royalties from sales of Shades of the Future to the ASPCA. Hopefully the money will help to connect wonderful pets with families that love them. You can download a sample chapter at my Amazon Author page to see if you’ll like the book.
Now it’s your turn. Do you want to share anything about your pets?
About Suzanne Lilly
Suzanne Lilly is a writer at night and a teacher by day, which is why she’s known online as the TeacherWriter. Her articles and stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print. She writes light romance, young adult, and middle grade novels. When not busy with words, she enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, fine arts, and cooking. She lives in California with her family and furry friends and has yet to feel an earthquake. You can follow her on Twitter as @suzannelilly, visit her TeacherWriter blog, at her Suzanne Lilly Author website, or friend her on Goodreads, and on Facebook.