Pets and Writing

I know a lot of people have pets, and a lot of those people are also writers. Well, like me. I recently got a puppy, and you’d be correct if you thought that a puppy is very distracting when an author is trying to work on a project. But you know, it’s worth it. Puppies nap. So, just like when a mother has a baby to care for, there’s some stuff that just has to be done during nap time.

As my husband and I look around the house, there are more toys scattered around the floor than when our children were little. We wouldn’t allow the kids to have too many toys out, or to leave them in the middle of the living room floor. It seems things are different when the kids are gone and it’s the dogs spreading the toys. Maybe that’s because the dogs don’t put their toys in the basket when they’re told, so therefore since we have to do it, the toys often just get left in the zone in front of the love seat, a mat that has become the dogs’.

When my pup is ready for a nap, she comes looking for me, and usually finds me at the computer. There, she will lay down against my right foot, and settle down for a nap.

When (hopefully) you read my next book, you will know that a lot of it was done with a dog on my foot.