I write romantic suspense and warm, family relationship type novels, often with a touch of humor. Many of my books have featured animals as key players--dogs, cats, llamas, cockatiels, horses...even our son's pet albino corn snake, Sssssid, who appeared in my first Superromance back in 1999.

Animals have been a big part of my life since I was a child. How about you? I hope you'll become a "blog follower" here (see the right-hand column for a place to click) and will come back often. So...let's talk about our pets!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It was such a short time ago that I was posting here about our son's puppy and her fight for life. A wonderful vet and some miracles along the way got her through! The only residual evidence seems to be the interesting white vertical zebra stripe on her left flank, from where she'd been bandaged--which is actually a cool sort of brand, now. Brian could easily identify her if someone took her!

I think she's about ten months old, now, and here you can see her on her first hunting trip in South Dakota. She loved it--and even did her job right!


  1. What a pretty dog. She looks like she was having fun with the guys.

  2. She's a little powerhouse. Soooo strong. When we get to babysit her I try to work on "sit" and "heel", but she can still nearly pull me off my feet. She needs obedience school! Still, I can't tell you how thrilled I am that she's now so healthy and strong and vigorous!

  3. Hello so glad the dog is doing well. I wanted to say what a lovely sight you have created, I love all the animal pictures and blue is my favorite color of all time. Sorry to see the jelly fish got you that is so not fun but still hope it was a good time. Happy Holidays and thanks for making such a wonderful blog. would like to subscribe to it but am blog challenged so could not figure out how. If you have a newsletter would also like to receive that. my email is starryann2000@yahoo.com

  4. Yay, Abbie! Glad she's happy and healthy again!

  5. Thanks for stopping in, eveyone! Hi, rm2h and starryann --I don't think we've met here, yet. Welcome!

    And gundiva--it's always wonderful to see you here. To anyone stopping by--be sure to check out gundiva's blog--she's got a wonderful blog going on her adventures with horses!

    Starryann, if you go to my website (www.roxannerustand.com ) you can click on a link in the upper right corner for my newsletter. It is quite infrequent, so you won't have to worry about be deluged with e-mail--I promise.

    As for subscribing here, I think one may just need to click the "follow" button above the little patchwork square showing some of the followers, here.

    You may need to sign up for google (totally free, no obligations) in order to follow blogs like this one...but I'm not entirely sure.

    Can anyone answer this better than me? :)


  6. Thanks for the plug, Roxanne! I'm afraid to say that my posting is a little behind due to NaNoWriMo, but since I'm almost finished with my 50k, I should be getting back on track.

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