Although this is not really a personal blog, I do want to share a family update:
We have a new family member!
His name is Max. This is him:
He's a one-year-old Lab and Border Collie mix. He came to us through someone my stepson knows, who was moving and going through some other life changes and really had to give him up, although she hated to do so.
So far it's only been one day, but he's smart, well-adjusted, loving, and very well-behaved, and we're happy to be able to give him a good home. We had lost our last dog, Kelsey (a Lab-Afghan mix), quite a while ago, and have been thinking about getting another dog, although Kelsey was such a great dog and an ingrained member of the family that it was not something we just wanted to rush into.
Max seems to be one of those 'just-the-right-dog' at 'just-the-right-moment' things, and so far it's working out well, although our cat has voiced her disapproval of the whole idea. But we think that in time, she will come around.
So what does this have to do with writing?
Well, not much, other than from now on, if I decide to write any dog stories, I have a new technical adviser.