Monday, 5 February 2018

Authors and their animals feature - Martha Reynolds

Authors and their animals

It's been a while since I did this feature, but I'm excited to share another author and their animal! Welcome to Martha Reynolds with her lovely dog, Bonnie. With the count down to my horse-themed charity novel Rafferty Lincoln Loves..., it is the perfect time to share authors with their pets. Get in touch if you'd like to be involved too and feature your pets and books on my blog. I look forward to sharing more about author Martha Reynolds with you today.

Over to Martha...

I didn't grow up having a dog, or any other pet.

In fact, I was apprehensive of those slobbering, jumping beasts well into adulthood. And life seemed just fine without a pet. I could come and go as I pleased, never one to rush home from a night out with an apologetic, "I need to walk the dog." No dog hair on my clothes, no early morning or late evening walks, and definitely no picking up poop.

Then, a few years into marriage and heartbreaking infertility, my husband looked up one morning over coffee and said, "We need a dog."

Four words. And he didn't have to say anything else.

I knew.

We both needed a dog.

And from the first time that seven-week-old puppy was nestled in my arms, I've not been able to imagine my life without a dog in it. We had a four-month interval after our first dog died, for grieving and regrouping, but it wasn't long before we knew it was time to bring another puppy home.

My dogs have provided me with companionship and entertainment. They have comforted me through grief and depression. My Bonnie never lets me forget that she is present, ready to please, no matter what kind of day I've experienced. 

She is, in some respects, the child I never had. I am so fulfilled by having her in my life. Yes, a lot of folks treat their pets like family members. And while you'll never see Bonnie dressed in a Halloween costume, she is cared for as well as any dog could be.
 Thank you so much, Martha for joining me today to share with us your lovely Bonnie.
Author's bio: 
Martha Reynolds ended an accomplished career as a fraud investigator and began writing novels in 2011. She is the author of seven novels, including the award-winning Chocolate for Breakfast (book one in the Swiss Chocolate trilogy). She and her husband, and Bonnie, live in Rhode Island, never far from the ocean.

Read Martha's blog at MarthaReynoldsWrites on Wordpress and all of her books are on Amazon.

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