The Westminster Dog Show was a success! This is the 25th year of Guy and I watching it, our tradition starting on our very first date on Valentines Day. Two evenings of nachos, the couch, and relaxation all combined one very large dog winning the coveted bowl and ribbon. This year, it was Hickory, the Scottish deer hound. I am so pleased! I see these dogs every year in the 4th of July parade, and they look marvelously big and “doggie” with an outstanding dignity and elegance, and seeing their breed become recognized is great!
Here is a shot of Aleix with her. I don’t know how the dog gets there, but she does it every year. I think she has a transporter hidden in her basket under her toys.
I also wanted to let my Aussie readers know that voting has opened in the Australian Romance Readers Association for its members, and I am delighted to say that BLACK MAGIC SANCTION is up against some very hard-hitters in the Favorite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy, or Futuristic Fantasy category. If you are a member, you can vote here. If you’re not, you can at least look at the wonderful choices they have, knowing all of them are a good bet for a good read.
I also stumbled upon an article at the Washington Post which pretty much sums up why I personally like bookstores, too. It makes for thoughtful reading. (Please don’t send me nasty-grams about how you love your e-book. I think they are a fabulous way to feed the habit, but for me, who lives to people-watch, I will always love my bookstore.)