Lessons from an Old Dog


Love this post by Gayle Irwin on Writing Wranglers and Warriors. I think you’ll enjoy it too!

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

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My cocker spaniel Cody turns 17 years old on June 10th. There have been numerous times in the past few years, even in the last several months, when my husband and I didn’t think he’d survive. He’s torn his ACL, he’s suffered an internal virus that required IV treatments, and he’s stopped eating for days. His bottom teeth are gone and it’s difficult for him to get food down. The old fella has become a picky eater, too, scarfing up bacon one day and refusing it the next, or eating chicken in the morning and turning his nose up at the same chicken that same night. I know the older people get the more picky they can become about food, too, but not eating leads to losing weight and getting weaker – so we do everything we can to “coddle” the oldster…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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