As usual, I got my way, and the doggie is here! He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. His breed name is bigger than he is and his full name even longer. According to his AKC papers he is called ‘Sir Hunter Chips O’Boys’. I call him Hunter, Mr Kate thinks he should be Chip’s Ahoy and my 4 yr old daughter insists his name is Sprinkles.
Confused? Well the dog probably is.

I’ll be posting some photo’s of him when Mr K lets me because he is adorably cute. (the dog not Mr K) (well Mr K is adorably cute too but…) oh hell…

So far, Hunter seems to believe that he is part of me. At this moment, he’s tucked into the foot space under my desk with his head on my toes. He likes to be close to people and gets a bit anxious when it looks like he might be left behind. And no wonder. His whole life has changed and he definitely needs a lot of TLC to help him cope.

Mr K has been favorably impressed by the dog’s daytime behavior. Unfortunately, he’s not quite so keen on his night time habits. Hunter wants to sleep on my face and he snores very loudly. Neither of which make for a quiet nights sleep. I constantly relocate him down to the end of the bed but he commando crawls up during the night. I don’t like to feel constricted when I sleep, so the face sitting doesn’t work for me. The snoring isn’t so bad because-hey-I already share a bed with Mr K. But Mr Kate hates the snoring. I suspect we are both going to have to get used to it…or persuade one of the kids to let him sleep on their bed instead!

Whenever we take Hunter out, we get surrounded by people who want to pet him. Mr Kate and I reckoned that if he went out alone with the dog in his Ferrari then he would be besieged by women and I’d probably never see him again.

My cat is very unhappy with me at the moment.

To get back to the writing world. I did remarkably well in the RWAOnline KIA contest despite writing very little new stuff. I edited over 400 pages though which gave me enough points to be the top Dirty Damsel and a contender for overall winner. amazing what a million edits can do!

I’m expecting a lot more this month too. Sometimes it’s just like that. Manuscripts are like boomerangs-you keep sending them out and they keep coming right back at you! I quite enjoy editing but sometimes I just want to write the shitty first draft and forget about questioning every comma, word or weird English spelling.

I’m participating in Michelle Pillow’s Romance Junkies Scavenger Hunt this month so if you fancy winning a prize, check out my website and click on the link to take you to the contest page. There are some great prizes there!

And as an afterthought from last week’s blog, I’ve decided that hamster’s are definitely the most unpleasant children’s pet ever. I’ve heard so many horrific stories about them recently that I’m wondering whether I should start an anti Hamster group. If its illegal to have Ferrets as household pets in California then why should we be allowed to keep hamsters hmm?