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Featuring Animal Friends and Happy Endings

Slowed Way Down

Posted by straddleadmin on January 13, 2015
Posted in frustration 

We were having a wonderful hike on Sunday, then I fell and twisted my ankle. I’ve been doing the ice-and-elevate routine ever since.

Counting My Blessings

Posted by mcr1206 on January 7, 2015
Posted in Yippee! 

Several horrible things have occurred recently that make me realize once again how fortunate I am. Though I’m not exactly young, I’m still healthy and able to do everything I want to do. Yippee!

Bonita will star in my new book

Posted by straddleadmin on October 29, 2014
Posted in dogs 



Posted by straddleadmin on August 7, 2014
Posted in general 

Recently I have able to watch a) a mink running quite a long way. b) a little painted turtle c) the kingfisher who lives on our boat hoist’s solar panel d) three baby foxes (kits) playing in a ditch e) a mama raccoon with three trailing babies crossing our driveway f) a doe and her fawn g) two loons and h) lots of dragonflies.


Posted by straddleadmin on April 21, 2014
Posted in frustration 

Now books were supposed to ship 4/17/14. Apparently there’s a glitch at the bindery.

Text at Publisher’s

Posted by straddleadmin on February 3, 2014
Posted in just waiting 

Text for new book, Where’s Our Siamese? has been submitted and some edits suggested. Now waiting for Trish to finish her amazing watercolors.


Posted by straddleadmin on November 24, 2013
Posted in my books 

Hard at work on my next book, which will feature a true cat story.


Posted by straddleadmin on August 30, 2013
Posted in frustration 

It’s another gloomy, rainy day in northwestern lower Michigan. It makes me long for chocolate and the bright Arizona sun.


Posted by straddleadmin on August 19, 2013
Posted in Yippee! 

It’s so nice to return home and find a couple of checks to Straddle Books in five days of mail.


Posted by straddleadmin on June 3, 2013
Posted in appearances 

Sportmen’s Park
East Jordan, MI
June 20 & 21, 12 noon- 9 PM