Official Upcoming Release Schedule!

Due to changes in how my publisher assigns dates, I won't have release dates until I finish the book. I'm currently working on:

Taking the Realm which is book 3 of Sha and Connor's trilogy (previously titled Shaking the Balance)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paws with a Cause - Day 5 - Rocky!!!

Hello Lovelies! We have a total of 59 blogs that have gotten together to help raise money for a great cause. There are going to be some awesome prizes up for grabs for people that donate money to the cause. Here is a little about the company that we are raising the money for:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.
PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy. Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some. Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen. PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

How to donate:
1. Go to Click on "Make a Donation"
3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate.
4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.
5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information.
6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
9. Your all done. Thank you for donating!

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.

We will have 3 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have a huge box of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies for US residents only.

On my blog you have the opportunity to win s $10 Amazon Gift Card!!! 

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me about your pet or a pet you wish you had. 

You must include your email address.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success.

Now, today's feature pet is the wonderful Catherine Wolffe's Rocky!! Read on to find out more about this adorable dog!

Meet Rocky!!

Rocky has been with our family since he was four weeks old. He is the first Rat Terrier/ Fox Terrier I've ever had. He quickly became the love of our lives and shared his energetic nature liberally with his family. I've never had a more intelligent dog. He became the proud papa of two beautiful sons who gave us three wonderful grand pups, Precious, Cody and Cowboy, which we still have.

Time has flown and he's now thirteen years old with congestive heart failure and bouts of renal failure. But I cherish every day we have together and care for him patiently. Being an elder member of the household comes with some challenges. There are some days which are better than others. I remind myself that one day I'll be dependent on others and so I care for him like I would want to be cared for.

I'm grateful for the time we've shared and hold each day tenderly, as time is fleeting. Each day I'm reminded of Rocky in so many ways with the antics of the grand pups. They truly are part of our family with all the special moments that families appreciate.

Thanks, Lindsay for allowing me to share my story.

My husband is a fox hunter and raises fox hounds (Walkers). In late January, we had a mother give birth to nine puppies. Thrilled by the fact that all of them lived, we brought her into the laundry room and got her settled into a makeshift nursery complete with comfy bedding and a heat lamp.

I'd long ago been told by older fox hunters that boiled chicken helped encourage a mother's milk to drop. With nine puppies to care for, I was willing to give anything a try, so mom got boiled chicken along with her regular food at each feeding. She was doing great for the first week and then she began to run a low grade fever and became listless. She wouldn't eat, but her water intake increased.

I rushed her to the vet and she went into surgery for an emergency hysterectomy. Her uterus had become septic and she was failing fast. The surgery went well and the vet suggested I bring the pups in to be with mom. I did and all was finel for the first night's stay. By the next day the pups had become too demanding for her, so I was given formula, syringes and the pups to take home. Mom would remain and when the fluids, antibiotics and other meds did their job, she would return home.

We worked out a schedule of feedings three times a day. My husband and I tagged teamed the situation with colored collars and a Sharpie to keep everyone separated at feeding time. We used different symbols to designate who'd been fed and who hadn't. This was the routine for five days.

Mom finally returned, hale and hardy and took over the mothering responsibilities, but we continued to supplemental with formula feedings twice a day.

By two weeks, I was mixing powdered puppy formula with puppy chow and the pups were lapping up the broth while Mom took care of most of the chow. By three weeks, however, the roll at the feed bowl had reversed and Mom was growling at the pups for her share of the meal.

This past Wednesday, the nine puppies were six weeks old. Mom makes an appearance one a day and they swarm her. lol They are independent and a curious little army ready to attack when you visit.

In three months they will move to the 'big pen' with Mom once more and by six months they'll be ready for training. I won't forget the special time we've shared though with this small invasion or the fun and laughter they've brought us throughout the cold months. They're such fun to watch and I do love puppy breath!


  1. Poor Rocky! Its so inspiring to see people who really care for their pets!

    The puppies sound adorable and I am so glad mom is doing okay!

  2. Thanks for sharing your story. Would like a dog