Monday, December 18, 2017

Blogtour: Roger by SJD Peterson

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Texas native Colt Burrow isn’t happy about his third cold, lonely Christmas in frozen Michigan. But when fate sends him a gift in the form of an abandoned puppy, he can’t keep his heart from melting. With the puppy’s companionship, he doesn’t feel so isolated anymore, and the holidays don’t seem as bleak. He even finds enough Christmas spirit to take Roger tree shopping. But just when Colt’s starting to hope Roger’s owner doesn’t show up… he does, and Colt doesn’t want to say goodbye.

Will Roger end up being Colt’s Christmas heartbreak… or his Christmas miracle?

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When I was young, I had a dog, my first best friend and protector. I honestly believe I learned responsibility, compassion and the meaning of unconditional love because of him. I would have loved to have given my children the same experience, however, being a single mom, working and going to school full time I simply didn’t have the time to provide the type of care a dog requires. My children always asked for a dog, instead I got them a cat.

Cats don’t require the same kind of constant care a needy dog does. I love them, couldn’t imagine my life without one, but you have to admit, as long as you provide food and a clean potty, they are pretty self-sufficient. They also give attention on their terms. It was the perfect compromise. They got a pet, I didn’t have to worry about rushing home to let the pup out, chewed shoes or taking it for a walk.

My youngest child moved out last year and what did I do? I got a dog. It’s a long story as to how I came to being a dog owner, but basically, working from home and being an empty nester I now have the time to devote the time to a pup. Oh and how she demands that devotion. Agnes May Bug-aka-Aggie May-aka-Pig is insanely needy and the separation anxiety is off the charts. I know I made the right decision when I was younger, but now, even with the constant attention Aggie demands, I couldn’t imagine my life without her. She is also the inspiration for Roger, because seriously, what’s cuter than a big eared pup bringing you presents ;)

Do you have a needy pet? How do you deal with separation anxiety?

Hugs and Merry Christmas,


About the author:

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

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