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Squirrelly Squirrel

They are really comical and they’re so bold that they either tell me off, or like with this one, give me a stare down. Who won? The squirrel, of course. It’s amazing how still they can be while trying to pretend they’re not there and how much they can flatten themselves against a tree. I missed capturing shots of the one hanging down to eat birdseeds from a basket. They are truly entertaining.

Another neighbor has dogs now. They’re little. Smaller than my dogs and they love them, but the little ones don’t love my dogs back. lol So, sigh. Now I have dogs on two sides and on the back, two different homes of dogs. It’s just the way the cul de sac in back is set up so I have two homes that back part of my property. I try to keep mine from barking. I let them out so early in the morning to potty, I don’t want them waking anyone who might be sleeping.

I’ve tried everything I can think of to keep them away from the wooden fence. I have pavers piled 3 high on one side, but the bigger dog there has been digging a hole under the fence to get to them and undermining my wall. lol I feel like I’m under siege. She barks every time she hears them out in the yard. They really just want to greet each other, but they bark and make a mess of the yard.

With the other big dog in the back, I placed timbers along the bottom of the fence behind the holly shrubs, but the dogs race along the shrubs and make a mess of themselves and my border. With the little dogs, I rearranged some little fencing panels I have, I loaned some to my daughter, but she loves them and won’t give them back, lol, and unfortunately, I can’t find anything like them or I’d buy more. I finally set them up where I hope I can at least keep the dogs away from the fence. My dogs don’t bark at the little ones. They love small dogs, but the little ones do bark. And I’m afraid mine will start digging.

Then on the other side is another big dog. She’s pretty quiet. So if she ignores my dogs, they ignore her.

And that’s enough about dog news. I’ve got to run to the grocery store, need to get some stuff done on my writing, and have to get my shot this afternoon. It will be the 2nd Pfizer shot. I had hoped to get it earlier in the day, but I can’t get it anywhere else. So either I will have to pick up little one late from daycare, or her mom will if she’s not in labor.

Have a great day!! I need to get a million more things done before I sleep.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Reflections on Mixed Messages with a Preschooler

That’s the way I feel when going out in this heat!

So I was pondering something the other day when I was with my granddaughter–mixed messages. I still call her baby sometimes. I try not to. It just slips out. She’s officially the age of a pre-schooler now, no longer a toddler. Sometimes she’s a little girl. “You’re too little to do that. You’re a little girl.” Then at other times, “You’re not a baby. You don’t do that any longer.” Then, “You’re a big girl. See how you can do that?”

lol

I was out pulling up some milkweed that had taken over. One of my rosebushes looks pretty sad. I want to cut it way back, but I don’t think this is the right time to do it. We were supposed to have rain yesterday, then no chance of rain, then it rained. Yay! 80% chance of rain today. It was sprinkling while I was out.

Okay, I’m off to write. I managed to get 1200 words after little one left–49,000 to go. Sounds much better than 80K, which is the minimum.

Have a great and safe day!

Terry
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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring!

Yay! I worked in the heat and mugginess a lot yesterday since we’d had 4 1/2″ of rain and it made it easier to pull up grass and it was a tiny bit cooler. Last night it started to rain again and we have another 2″ of rain, so that means weeding some more tomorrow while the ground is nice and moist. It might rain until 7 pm tonight, or not. Little one is on her way soon.

I’m 1/3 of the way through proofing Vampire Redemption for print. I finished setting up and doing the print cover for Scepter of Salvation yesterday, so the book should come out soon. Waiting on Mage of Monrovia cover and then I can finish it and produce it. And sent in the specs on Vampire Redemption to the cover artist so waiting on that one, and then it’s back to coming up with the story for the Highland novel.

I thought this was an interesting article–are we washing too much?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/hygiene-is-overrated/612235/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Okay, that’s it for me. Little one will be here and I need to get to work before that happens.

Have a great day!! And… well, you know what to do. Stay safe!

Terry

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Squirrels

I don’t mind squirrels if they didn’t dump the birdseed all over the ground and then the dogs eat it!

They can be entertaining!

Okay, I’m back to work on Red Wolf. Little one will be here shortly, so trying to get some writing done!

Have a great day!!

Terry

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Crazy Critters

The juvenile squirrel was trying to get on this feeder, but he kept falling off. The white-winged dove was flapping his wings like crazy trying to get tidbits of seeds on the same little feeder. lol So I caught a few frantic flapping-wing trips to the feeder. They weren’t giving up.

And that’s dedication. Seeds are all over the ground, but somehow the ones in the feeder are worth the effort!

I managed 3,000 words yesterday–getting toward my 89K word goal. Eighty was minimum.

No sugar in my diet for a week now, no cravings. I picked up grapes and cantaloupe, have apples and carrots, so if I feel the urge to have something sweet, I’ve got it. And they taste sweeter now that I’m not eating tons of candy. Though my friend said that dark chocolate has all kinds of health benefits as long as it has 70% cacao, so I’m going to pick up some that have almonds in them (the almonds are also good for you), and have those as backup. BUT only a piece a day, or I undo all I’ve done with being good.

Off to write!

Have a super great day and stay safe!!!

Terry

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On My Walk

A squirrel with a nut in his mouth. He was right by the school where I voted. Do you ever notice you never notice life all around you? I could have just been walking to the school, but I wanted to capture some fun moments while I did it.

I finished Highland Wolf and turned it over to my beta readers. Now I need to get my tax stuff together. Ugh. I’d rather write.

I’ll be finishing up Vampire Redemption next. I think I need to write 2 more scenes. And then I’m off on the next adventure. For some reason, I want to write the next Wolff Brother story, but it has to be the Christmas story, so I need to write the next red wolf story instead. Or I’ll be in trouble with deadline dates. One year, I had them mixed up somehow, and I wrote a Highland book before the book I needed to write, turned it in and was told I needed to get the other done ASAP.

It was great. I ended up finishing both books early. lol

It’s turned cold again, relatively speaking. It was 80 the last couple of days and then it dropped to 45. But little one and I planted a bunch of flower seeds in the light rain, and I spread weed and feed before she even got to my house, and later after the rains stopped for a while, we went out so I could take pictures of flowers, and she told me which ones to take and then she had to see the pictures on my camera.

Okay, so I’m off to tackle taxes that I really don’t want to do, but I know I’ll feel better when I’ve done them.

Have a super, terrific day!!!

Terry

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Merry Christmas!

From me and all my furry friends!

Hope your day is spectacular! I have doggy daycare and so all four dogs have been taken out, fed, taken out…it’s time for hot lavender Earl Grey tea!

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I’ve definitely gone to the dogs!

Terry

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Wildlife at the Arboretum

When I think of arboretums, I think of flowers and other kinds of gardens. We saw a Japanese garden, hosta woodland garden, fern wooded garden, herbs, vegetable, and fruit gardens, shrub gardens, and tree gardens, ponds, and many different flower gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and bubblers, lakes, marshy swamps, and more.

But we also managed to catch geese (which I didn’t download, will have to do it tonight), chipmunks, squirrels, a DRAGONFLY! (I’ve been trying to capture one my whole trip), a wild turkey! (that was a surprise), a squirrel, a monarch butterfly on an orange coneflower, and koi.

We walked 5 miles at the zoo the day before yesterday, and 4 miles up and down hills in the heat and humidity yesterday at the arboretum. So we’ve been getting a good workout every day.

I autographed books at 3 Barnes and Nobles.

Autographed at Barnes and Noble, Roseville, MN

Autographed at B&N, Eden Prairie, MN

Autographed at B&N, Maplewood, MN

Oh, and I managed to get to 17,000 words on the new book!

Off to breakfast! Have a wonderfully wild day!

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Max and the Squirrel

Could be a book title, don’t you think? lol

Anyway, Max is in hunting mode. The squirrel is in taunting mode. Of my two havanese, Max is the real hunter. Tanner will give chase, but he is easily bored. Max–he’ll wait, and wait, and wait. As you can see he went from jumping mode to sitting, but all his concentration is on the squirrel no matter what his posture. He finally jumped at the tree to make the squirrel run back up it and then turned to me and joined me as if to say he showed the squirrel and he’s done with the game.

Life is a story.

I finished another panda bear! Need to take a picture of it and ship it off this morning. Picked up an order for a Munro Clan Bear. Still trying to figure out how to start Silver Town Wolf Christmas….what the issues are, etc!

Still fighting this awful cold too…. Yesterday, I felt so miserable, I just couldn’t get into anything. Then finally I was feeling a little better and was able to finish the one panda, work on the other, but still have a ways to go on it.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Is Your Life out of Control?

When baby was here, she slammed her foot on my laptop and changed my email to tiny print. Ugh. So I think I had to reset the size and then shut down. Hopefully, that corrected it.

Then today, I have had computer issues, internet issues all morning. I needed to move my big picture files from my hard drive, so trying to do that and everything is moving at SLOWER than a snail’s pace. Used CC cleaner to remove some junk, and it cleaned out all my passwords, so trying to remember them. lol

And sometimes I hit the wrong button on my camera and it brackets my pictures, which is a pain in the patootie. I think I’m taking a picture using the whole frame, but I’m not, and I cut part of the picture off that I don’t want to cut off. So then I have to figure out which button I hit and un–button it.

So that’s my story! But I did get 3,000+ words written yesterday on SEAL Wolf Surrender, and that’s the good news! I just can’t wait to finish it! Five-thousand words to go!

OMG, it’s clear out mostly, and raining. I guess that’s what they mean when they say a small percentage of rain. My neighbors across the street aren’t getting any.

Anyway, I decided to try something new. The penta flowers are big time hummingbird and butterfly attractors (yes, it is not a word, but I’m an author, so I make them up as I go), but I’ve run out of room, and another couple of flowering plants I had that the hummingbirds and butterflies love didn’t make it through the ice and snow we had. I decided to try hanging baskets of lantana and petunas right next to the patio.  If they attract the hummers and butterflies, I might get some really good shots. Or not.

And I totally confused the squirrel. I changed the order of the squirrel pictures, but WordPress wouldn’t honor the change. *sigh* So the first picture was of the squirrel in the hanging petunia basket, wondering where the seed was. The birds had the same issue. lol

But it is fun. I hope they do well. I’ve never tried them before but my mother always had beautiful baskets of hanging flowers. If nothing else, I’m going to have fun taking flower pictures for as long as they survive. And I can plant the lantana in the ground as it will come back in the spring.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Which reminds me of my writing. The only way the book is going to finish itself is if I lend a hand.

Oh, and I have two panda bear orders!

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-by-terry-spear/


All’s Fair in Love and Wolf by Terry Spear
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (352 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back

Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver’s in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.

Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna’s sticking to Sarandon like glue…

“Ms. Spear has a winner! The first chapter set things up kind of slow but isn’t that how a roller coaster starts? Once you reach the top, it’s a downhill ride filled with speed, chills, thrills and WhooHoos! That’s the fun of All’s Fair in Love and Wolf. Once this novel gets going it’s a great read and is nearly impossible to put down once the chase is on.

The attraction between Jenna and Sarandon started within a most unusual circumstance and I think that’s what hooked me.”

Loved the review!

Okay, it is still raining, love it! And I’m off to write!! Have a lovely day!

Terry

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