Some of my favorite characters both in real life and in fiction are of the four-footed variety.
One of my lovely readers sent me a picture of a dog she’s in the process of adopting, and it got me thinking about how important dogs are to many of us. They’re so important to me, I’ve written them into every one of my stories.
In light of that, I’ve decided to do a round-up over the next few months of all my doggy characters and feature adoptable dogs who look like them. Hope you enjoy the posts and maybe find a new friend in the process!
Rocket – A Margin of Lust
Rocket is Gwen and Art’s black lab mix from A Margin of Lust. He doesn’t play a huge role in the book other than to provide a bit of comic relief. When the storms of the big battle scenes of the story start, we find out Rocket isn’t much of a watchdog. He’s terrified of thunder and lightning.
Chapter Thirty-Eight: Thunder rumbled through the night air. “Well, I don’t.” Tyler’s chin tilted to the treetops. “I want to sleep in the tent.” Rocket must have felt the same way. Art watched their brave defender slink across the dirt on his belly and disappear into the Coleman six-man tent.
He emerges in Chapter Fifty when the storm is over: A small earthquake erupted under Art’s bed. A moment later a hot tongue slapped his cheek, and dog breath filled his nostrils.