One of the questions I get asked most frequently is "Do you have any pets?" Yes, I do. I have two
black Labrador Retreivers named Cassie and Tess, and up until October of 2001 I also had a yellow
Lab named Sara.
This is Sara.Wasn't she beautiful? She lived to be fourteen
and a half, which is a good long life in dog years, but not long
enough in human years. We still miss her. One of my newer
books, THE PROMISE, was inspired by - and is dedicated to
- Sara. Â If you love dogs, you'll love this one. To learn more
about it, CLICK HERE.
And here's Cassie. She passed away at the age of fourteen
and acted like a puppy up until a year or so before - always
ready to play. Fetching rocks was her favorite game. She
would fetch from morning to night, and once you threw a
rock for her, she could sniff it out just about anywhere -
even under water! Cassie didn't inspire and books, but she
has inspired a series of paintings I call "Travels of a Little
Black Dog." Click here to see some of them.
This is Tess. She's three and a big "dufus." SO
sweet, though. When we picked her from the
breeder's, she was the smallest of the litter and
we hoped she would be our next "little black dog."
There's nothing little about her, though. Maybe one
day I'll have to rename my gallery the "Big Dufus"