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MISSY BECAME A MOMMY ON SUNDAY 9TH MARCH 2014

Missy with puppiesAbout three weeks ago I noticed that my beloved Missy was wider than she normally is. As the weeks went by, there was no way that I could deny her pregnancy. After I complained to everyone who would listen, I accepted that there was nothing I could do about the situation, and besides, I had always planned to line her one time before spaying her. Incidentally, just a few weeks ago her vet told me that she was getting old, and if I intended to line her I should do it soon. I guess everything happens for a reason.

I expected that her due date was close. My intention was to take her to the vet on Monday to find out how close, but she decided to save me a vet bill. On Sunday morning, I gave her a bath and cleaned her kennel. I thought it was a little strange when later in the day she did not run to the front of the house, when I left to walk my sister out. I just thought she was mad because I bathe her. She does not play with me or eat when I do that. Seriously, cold shoulder all day.

The action began about 3 o’clock. I was fifteen minutes into Criminal Minds when I heard a puppy crying. I ran to the back of my house and saw Missy with two puppies in the kennel. Normally, I never leave the kennel door open. I only did that because I was hoping she would finish her food because she was pregnant. In that very moment I no longer felt angry about her pregnancy, all I wanted was for her and the puppies to be okay. I even decided to keep both puppies. Originally, I planned to keep one male and give away the others, however many she had. Missy is so amazing, taking care of her puppies. I feel proud of her and impressed at what dogs can do.

My excitement quickly turned to worry when I check her later and saw three more puppies and then one more. Six puppies in all! What was I going to do?

I’ve since calmed down. Pompeks are favored in Trinidad, I shouldn’t have a problem finding good homes for them.

I got Missy five years ago after a terrible tragedy in my life. She was like my personal psychiatrist, and she gave me the distraction that I needed at that time. Things are great for me these days, but maybe I needed another reason to smile. Even though I was dead set against it, today I am happy that she had the experience.

I don’t know which puppies are males or females. The male that I keep will be named Mister.

Dogs are great! They really know how to put a smile on your face. I hope I could say that six weeks from now.

DAIRY POST 19: UNEXPECTED INVITATION

Writers Workshop

Late last year I entered the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature competition, for Young Adult novels. They are associated with Bocas Lit Fest, which is the biggest literature festival in Trinidad.

Two weeks ago I received an invitation from Bocas, to attend a free workshop in April. They are offering one-on-one mentoring. This is a great opportunity, regardless of how the competition works out.

I am looking forward to this workshop more than the Easter long weekend. Even better, my friend Melissa was also chosen. This is her blog http://theywalkthenight.wordpress.com

Wish us luck.

http://www.bocaslitfest.com/burt-award-for-caribbean-literature/

CLOSING OFF THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE

SELIMA 4

Today is exactly one year since I registered with WordPress.com. I am happy to inform you that I will be posting the book cover for Selima and the Merfolk tomorrow, December 31st 2013.

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Enjoy this teaser. I promise you will not be disappointed with the completed work.

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