Four legged romance sidekicks

I often get asked why I put animals in my romance novels. Especially dogs. They make great companions for one thing. They add fun and humor and undeniable heart. Plus they’re the ultimate confidant and then there’s the biggest reason – they give unconditional love. Here’s my Top Five reasons why dogs make great sidekicks.

1. Because when you’re on the mountain trail and you come across an angry mama bear and her baby cubs, your dog will run like hell. This will warn you to run like hell as well. Just be careful because if your dog is like my dog, he will throw you under the bus (or in this case bear) to get home before you do.

2. Because when all the cookies are gone you can totally blame your cookie loving dog. No one has to know that you ate all the cookies yourself. And your dog can give you dirty looks for blaming him but he can’t actually talk and dispute your story. Solid alibi.

3. Because if you’ve eaten in a way that disagrees with your stomach, there are never any worries. Your dog will always, ALWAYS, out stink you. And if he doesn’t, you can still point the finger at him. Again, he can’t talk and dispute your story.

4. Dogs are not just great sidekicks but they also make great a really great wingman. If you’re single, you can totally put your dog to work at charming the person you’re interested in. Just make sure that person likes dog drool and dog hair all over everything first.

5. There is never a need for a pillow or extra blanket because your dog will always be willing to get into bed with you and share body heat. Always. Just be forewarned. Being a great sidekick is not the same thing as a good bed partner. They have a habit of being a total bed hog.

Meet Gracie from Rainy Day Friends… 🙂

13 Comments on “Four legged romance sidekicks

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  1. Plus, dogs rercognize the good guys and rat out the not so good ones. Also, they are there for you whenever you need a hug or don’t feel well or even down in the dumps.

  2. #4, if the person you’re trying to charm can’t handle drool and dog hair, I don’t see much of a future….

  3. Lol My daughter has a husky and she tries to sleep on the husband’s head .The one they had that passed away did the same thing.The granddaughter has a 9 month old pit and she gets under the cover and sleeps on the pillow like an adult .

  4. I love that you include dogs (and an occasional cat) in your books. Please continue to the fur babies in your stories. 🐶🐱🐶

  5. One of our Newfoundlands climbed into bed with us. My husband took half the bed, 130 lbs of Mizz Tee (on her back, all fours to the wind) took up 1/4 – 1/3 of the bed. Guess what that left me? Sometimes she would dream and her legs would start going.

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