One of the questions I get asked most frequently is "Do you have any
pets?" Yes, I do. I have a black Labrador Retriever named Tess, and
before Tess, I had two other wonderful Labs.
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 books, THE PROMISE, was
inspired by - and is dedicated to - Sara. If you love
dogs, you'll love this one. To learn more about it,
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 any books, but she was my constant companion
when I started painting. Click here to visit my art gallery
and see how many paintings you can find a little black
This is Tess. She's nine 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 Dog" gallery.