by Jean C. Gordon
Who likes pets in romances? I do. So I was surprised last week when I
realized that none of the heroes or heroines in my seven Love Inspired
Romances (counting my Christmas 2015 Holiday Homecoming and the book I'm
currently finishing) have pets. And only one of the five books I wrote
for Avalon Books has a pet in it. Why am I surprised? Because we have
lots of pets. Meet:
Xena, our seven-year-old lab-boxer, and we think some shepherd, too, mix.
Cat1 and Cat2, twin sisters who really belong to our daughter, but moved themselves over to our side of the house because of the dog population on their side.
Mr. Buttons, our grandson's six-year-old lab-boxer mix.
Appa, the terrier our granddaughter brought back when our daughter and her family returned from their year in Guam.
Moving outdoors, I have Baby Rooster, who replaced my old rooster, the
yellows, and a Guinea fowl that was given to me. I think it's a male
because I haven't seen any Guinea eggs in the year and a half I've had
him. Our son-in-law also has a small flock of Guinea keets (immature adults) acquired earlier this summer.
Do you have a favorite pet in a book you've read or written? I think the next book I write is going to need a pet or two.