Leigh Michaels, dogs, and The Birthday Scandal! — 14 Comments

  1. Hi, Leigh!

    And thank you Roxanne for hosting such a fabulous author!! Today’s blog reminds me of “Must Love Dogs” — one of my favorite romantic comedy movies. 😀 I am one of those people who likes the “idea” of being a dog owner. Fortunately (or unfortunately) my hubby and my daughter are both allergic. So, we have a menagerie of other pets: an Amazon parrot, an aging bearded dragon, and recently a very independently-minded hedgehog. All three actually belong to everyone else in the family but me. But guess who cleans up the poop! :J

    • Thanks for coming by, Lynda! I have to admit I really miss my dog — and also our Siamese cat (and there’s a tale for another blog someday). Now and then when the local shelter shows off their latest rescues, the urge gets pretty strong.

      Maybe I’ll celebrate finishing my latest project (I’m getting a contemporary romance ready to publish!) by digging out Must Love Dogs — it’s been too long since I watched it.

  2. How cute is that! Our dog does that to, she doesn’t care if you are busy, if you are laying down on the couch she will jump on your stomach plop her baby as we call it in your face and stare at you until you play. Sly…yes…silly yes but totally adorable. Yeah for adopting the personalties that come out of these dogs is priceles…!!!


    • Pam, it’s so sweet that your dog has her “baby”!

      Charley also had us all trained to sit off to one side in the big recliner, so there was room for him in the seat. Even after he was gone, I’d find myself sitting down and then shifting over. 44 pounds of poodle-terrier takes up rather a lot of room!

  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Leigh! What a delight to have you here.

    I adored JUST ONE SEASON IN LONDON and look forward to catching up on your other recent novels. And your book on writing is fabulous!

    • Thank you for having me, Roxanne. I have to brag a little, if I may — Roxanne took the very first class I ever taught in romance writing. And just see what a good job I did. 🙂

      Seriously, Roxanne, I am SO proud of what you’ve accomplished!

  4. What a great post and a CUTE dog!! Thanks Roxanne and Leigh, love books with dogs in them (and kids) *smile* Our pets are definitely our kids and such a blessing with their personalities and quirks 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing about Charley! Blessings, Kara

  5. The way we relate to pets says a lot about us. I know people who aren’t fond of cats–or dogs–but will go out of their way to be sure they are well taken care of.

  6. I use to accuse my mother of loving her cats more than her children (which she never really refuted, come to think of it) but as a “dog lover” I can understand the attachment to one’s pets. I would not have lasted these last two months on internship if not for the “support” and “comfort” of my two dogs. As a reader, I really enjoy the inclusion of pets in books…how the various players interact with the animals gives insight into the “character” of the characters in ways which may otherwise be difficult to portray.

    • Hi, Lynn — Congratulations on the internship and hugs to the dogs for helping you through a tough spot! There’s really nothing that can soak up tears faster than a dog’s soft fur (or his tongue — though I really preferred the fur) and that never-failing adoration… what an ego boost after a tough day!

  7. This is to answer your question, Leigh 🙂
    I have caught my cat licking the dog’s bone and my dog eating the cat food right off the kitchen counter; don’t understand either one of them but I love them immensely!
    Great question, blessings *smile*