Friday, December 4, 2020

The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL #4

Fourteen years ago, my life changed dramatically. In the space of six short months, I became a Reiki master practitioner, started working at my local humane society, and received the gift of communicating with animals. 

While working at the shelter, I realized a deep connection with dogs, especially those who had not been treated respectfully. I set out to help them and, as many of you may have experienced, it was the dogs who helped me. I may have contributed the food and a warm place to live, but the dogs have taught me so much and offered many emotional gifts, such as these from my beloved Cocker Spaniel. 


In this season of giving, I recently reflected on the many gifts I received from this beloved member of my doggie pack, and will offer those in the first twelve days of December as The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL.


Mr. Razzles is one of the dogs 

who have guided my healing journey. 

Read about us in the book, 

I WANT TO HAVE THE HEART OF A DOG. 


ebook just 99 cents
Also available in print for $4.99


Thursday, December 3, 2020

The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL #3

Fourteen years ago, my life changed dramatically. In the space of six short months, I became a Reiki master practitioner, started working at my local humane society, and received the gift of communicating with animals. 

While working at the shelter, I realized a deep connection with dogs, especially those who had not been treated respectfully. I set out to help them and, as many of you may have experienced, it was the dogs who helped me. I may have contributed the food and a warm place to live, but the dogs have taught me so much and offered many emotional gifts, such as these from my beloved Cocker Spaniel. 


In this season of giving, I recently reflected on the many gifts I received from this beloved member of my doggie pack, and will offer those in the next twelve days as The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL.



Mr. Razzles is one of the dogs 

who have guided my healing journey. 

Read about us in the book, 

I WANT TO HAVE THE HEART OF A DOG. 


ebook just 99 cents
Also available in print for $4.99


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL #2

Fourteen years ago, my life changed dramatically. In the space of six short months, I became a Reiki master practitioner, started working at my local humane society, and received the gift of communicating with animals. 

While working at the shelter, I realized a deep connection with dogs, especially those who had not been treated respectfully. I set out to help them and, as many of you may have experienced, it was the dogs who helped me. I may have contributed the food and a warm place to live, but the dogs have taught me so much and offered many emotional gifts, such as these from my beloved Cocker Spaniel. 


In this season of giving, I recently reflected on the many gifts I received from this beloved member of my doggie pack, and will offer those in the next twelve days as The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL.




Mr. Razzles is one of the dogs 

who have guided my healing journey. 

Read about us in the book, 

I WANT TO HAVE THE HEART OF A DOG. 


ebook just 99 cents
Also available in print for $4.99




Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from ADOPTION to ANGEL--Gift #1

Fourteen years ago, my life changed dramatically. In the space of six short months, I became a Reiki master practitioner, started working at my local humane society, and received the gift of communicating with animals. 

While working at the shelter, I realized a deep connection with dogs, especially those who had not been treated respectfully. I set out to help them and, as many of you may have experienced, it was the dogs who helped me. I may have contributed the food and a warm place to live, but the dogs have taught me so much and offered many emotional gifts, such as these from my beloved Cocker Spaniel. 


In this season of giving, I recently reflected on the many gifts I received from this beloved member of my doggie pack, and will offer those in the next twelve days as The TWELVE GIFTS of MR. RAZZLES: from Adoption to Angel.


Mr. Razzles is one of the dogs 

who have guided my healing journey. 

Read about us in the book, 

I WANT TO HAVE THE HEART OF A DOG. 


ebook just 99 cents
Also available in print for $4.99




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Howling Timekeepers

 

Why do I need a timekeeper? you might ask.


Well, because I have a tendency to try to squeeze 

"one more thing" into my schedule 

before I need to leave for an appointment. 

Or, even worse, 

before doggie meal times and snacks. 


So at least one of my doggie herd

has the role of timekeeper 

to start nagging me 

when meal time is getting close. 

Hudson excelled at this. 


He also excelled at howling, 

a tradition my doggie herd has continued. 

Occasionally when I pull into the driveway, 

I hear the howls begin as one by one, 

my doggies join in. 

I just stand and smile, 

enjoying my welcome home chorus.



STREET DOG DREAMS


A humorous look at a fictional world 

where dogs are in charge 

and humans do their bidding. 

Like an expanded version 

of my household!


BUY the ebook for only 99 cents!

Print version also available.


You can read excerpts and

more about my books at:

www.GenieGabriel.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday Woofs of Wisdom

 


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Woofs of Wisdom.


The Border Collie dog in my book,
THE ROCK STAR,
was inspired by my dog, Ace.

EXCERPT from
THE ROCK STAR


Shannon pressed her fingertips to her temples. Whatever it took, she would not revisit the past. One sure way to drown out the memories was physical activity. Shannon changed into an old pair of jeans and a baggy sweatshirt, then fetched a crowbar out of the tool shed. 


Upstairs, a circular turret crowned the second story of the Victorian house. As a young child, Shannon had played within these stained plaster walls. As a teenager, she came here to dream, pulling aside the faded brocade draperies to stare at the half-circle of stars around her. 


Tonight’s mission wasn’t quite so fanciful. 


Shannon slammed the iron bar through a section of cracked plaster, and set about purging Geoff Chastain from her life once again. 


The sun had crested the horizon before Shannon paused to survey the piles of crumbled plaster. She stretched and breathed deeply, letting her mind race with plans for refinishing the room. A soft rose color on the walls would set off the solid oak moldings around the floor-to-ceiling windows framing a semicircular view of the city. Unfortunately, a hundred and twenty years of paint had to be stripped away from the moldings to find their original beauty. 


"Hey, Jasper, why don't you go start the coffee while I clean up?" Shannon scratched the dog's ears. Training her dog to push the start button on her coffeemaker with his nose had been a stroke of genius. Of course, she could use the automatic timer, but Jasper seemed so pleased with himself that Shannon didn't have the heart to take that task away from him. 


As Shannon walked toward the bathroom, the chime of the doorbell brought her to an abrupt halt. No one paid a social call this early in the morning. Something must be wrong. 


Shannon dashed down the stairs and threw open the door.