Today is pub date for WOOF, first in the new Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series. Here’s a sample:
“Hey, Birdie,” said Mrs. Claymore, turning to us. “What you got there?”
“My birthday present. His name’s Bowser.”
Mrs. Claymore gave me a narrow-eyed look. “Gonna eat – “ she began, then started over. “Gonna be sizable when he fills out.” She raised her voice. “Nola! Come see what the cat dragged in.”
Whoa! I had a quick look around, spotted no cats, which I already knew from the complete absence of cat scent in this place, maybe the best thing about it. I’ve had adventures with cats in the past, none good. They have a way of yawning right in my face that really gets me going. And when I get going, I can charge like you wouldn’t believe! I’d scare the pants off anybody – although it’s my opinion that humans look better with their pants on. But back to cats. They’re amazingly quick with their front paws. Zip, zip, and before you know it your nose is bleeding, and the nasty dude with the fast paws is gazing down at you from the top of a piano or high up in a tree. Here’s one thing you can count on: no cat will ever drag ol’ – what was my name again? Bowser? Yes. Hey! I liked it! – ol’ Bowser anywhere at any time, no how. Do you get an allowance? Bet it all on me going places under my own power, dragged by nobody, especially of the cattish type.
Also, PAW AND ORDER, #7 in the Chet and Bernie series (for adults, but teens read them, too) is out in paperback today. “Makes a great springtime stocking stuffer!” Admin says.
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