Author Archives: Karen Duvall

Talk to the Paw: The Revision Process

Recently I’d been under the gun… my own gun, really… to make revisions to a manuscript my agent was expecting sooner rather than later. I enjoy the revision process because it’s my chance to dig in deep and pull the story out from cracks and crevices it may have slipped through along the way. Making revisions gives me the opportunity to add layers to my characters, clarify motivations, ratchet up the tension and spackle any holes left in the plot.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t write fast. In fact, I write much slower now than when I first started writing. The more I know the harder it gets, and though I scold my internal editor for interfering with the creative process, she won’t go away. My muse is hard to please. I take my time when it comes to revisions.

I’m thankful to my pets for their patience.

Sammy

Kinsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sammy: What are you moping about?

Kinsey: I’m not moping. I’m waiting.

Sammy: For what?

Kinsey: Rolls her eyes. You know very well what.

Sammy: Oh. That.

Kinsey: It’s that time again.

Sammy: Mom’s finished another book.

Kinsey: Yep.

Sammy: And you’re waiting for…?

Kinsey: My walk. Ball play time. Treats. The usual.

Sammy: At least we’re being entertained.

Kinsey: True.

Sammy: I never get tired of listening to Mom read her book out loud.

Kinsey: Me neither. She reads it from start to finish and even changes her voice sometimes for the different characters.

Sammy: I like that.

Kinsey: I do, too.

Sammy: So why are you waiting? I thought she sent the manuscript to her agent already.

Kinsey: Nods. She did. Just the other day.

Sammy: Then what are you waiting for?

Kinsey: For her to finish making notes for her next book.

Sammy: And now it starts all over again.

Kinsey: That’s right. And I don’t mind waiting so much. Especially when we get to listen to Mom read to us.

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Duvall

Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/

https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall

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Talk to the Paw – Neglected Pets

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday. It’s hard to believe it’s already 2014. December blew threw our house like a blustery wind on speed. We don’t do much in regard to celebrating, or decorating, mainly because our fur-kids would be hell on tinsel, ornaments, trees and artificial snow. Our dog Kinsey prefers real snow, but since she enjoys gutting the fluffy stuffing out of her toys, I’m afraid that’s what she’d do to the white cotton batting I usually use to emulate snow. Therefore, no Christmas village. No tree. Not for the last 5 years.

But my husband and I do indulge in gift-giving. We got each other a nice big shiny elliptical machine to help burn off all the extra holiday calories.

Our pets weren’t exactly thrilled with our new toy. Especially Kinsey.

 

Kinsey

Kinsey

 

Sammy

Sammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sammy: Dude! Stop pacing.

Kinsey: I hate that thing.

Sammy: I hated it, too, at first because of the squeaky wheels, but I got used to it.

Kinsey: I don’t care about the squeaking.

Sammy: Then what’s your problem?

Kinsey: Barks and snaps at the metal arms moving the elliptical pedals up and down and back and forth.

Sammy: Yawns. You really think you’ll stop it that way?

Kinsey: This is just one more thing that takes Mom’s and Dad’s attention away from ME!

Sammy: You need to accept the fact you’re not the center of the universe.

Kinsey: Stops pacing to stare at Sammy as if she just grew a third eye from the middle of her forehead.

Sammy: Does that surprise you?

Kinsey: Are you saying that machine is the center of the universe?

Sammy: Laughs. Of course not. Everyone knows I am.

Kinsey: You wish.

Sammy: Actually, I do.

Kinsey: It’s enough that I have to compete for attention with you three cats, but I also have to share Mom with her writing and Dad with his guitar.

Sammy: That’s not exactly true.

Kinsey: What do you mean?

Sammy: We’re great helpers. Mom couldn’t write without us.

Kinsey: Well, I guess you’re right about that. She’d be lost without our company.

Sammy: And our ideas. You know she picks up on our thoughts.

Kinsey: I suppose she does.

Sammy: Think of us as collaborators.

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Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

Talk to the Paw: Teamwork

by Karen Duvall

The holidays are upon us and most people decorate their homes for Christmas. I used to when my kids still lived with us, but not anymore. Want to know why? It may come as no surprise that my four rambunctious pets would annihilate any attempt at having a Christmas tree. I don’t even want to think of how my house would look once they got their furry little paws on it. Nope, all of my holiday stuff is boxed up and collecting dust in our attic. That’s where it will stay indefinitely.

Speaking of destruction, that’s my fur-kids favorite pastime. Entertainment for the four-footed. And they don’t do it alone. They act in teams.

Last week, you witnessed Teddy and Kinsey teaming up to get Sammy off the bed so they could have it all to themselves. It’s usually Cody and Sammy who join forces, and their goal is often to get the dog involved in order for their dastardly plan to be the most effective.

(Please forgive the lack of photos, but Photobucket.com isn’t working at the moment, it keeps erroring out. I’ll try to add photos later when, and if, the site gets its act together.)

Sammy: Pushes something across the kitchen counter with her paw. I almost got it.

Cody: What’s taking so long?

Sammy: It’s heavy.

Cody: That’s because it’s made of silver. Don’t you just love Dad’s silver rings?

Sammy: Shiny. Gives the ring a final shove and it topples over the edge.

The ring bounces on the kitchen floor and rolls under the table.

Cody: Scampers to the ring and bats it with his paws. Wow, look how fast it rolls.

The ring disappears under the couch.

Sammy: Well. That was rather disappointing. What next?

Cody: Leaps up on the counter and sits next to Sammy. Look! A stack of envelopes.

Sammy: Oh, yeah. Dad just brought those in from the mailbox. Mom called them “bills.”

Cody: Oooh! Kinsey loves paper.

Sammy: She sure does. No need for a shredder in the house with her around.

Cody: Nods. Wanna do the honors?

Sammy: Shakes her head. Nah. It’s your turn.

Cody bats at the envelopes until they all fall on the floor.

The sound of clattering toenails echoes from the hall and Kinsey appears from around the corner.

Kinsey: Are those for me?

Sammy: Yep.

Kinsey grabs an envelope with her teeth and scurries into the living room so she can lay down and hold it between her paws while ripping it to shreds.

Cody: Hmm. What else is up here that would look better on the floor?

Sammy: Eyes the bag of frozen bread left out on the counter to thaw. That smells like food.

Cody: Steps over to the bag and gives it a sniff. Twitches his whiskers. Yuck.

Sammy: I bet Kinsey will eat it. She’s like a goat. She’ll eat anything.

Cody: I’m gonna need your help.

Sammy: Sure. Walks over to join Cody in batting the bag of bread to the edge of the counter.

Cody: Just one more little push. Nudges the bag until it falls to the floor.

Kinsey comes running in from the living room with strips of soggy paper hanging from her mouth.

Kinsey: Yum! Chomps into the bread.

Sammy: Our work here is done.

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Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/
https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall
http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

Talk to the Paw: Moody Pets

by Karen Duvall

Have you ever noticed how your pets pick up on your moods? If you’re feeling down, your beloved dog or cat instinctually knows you need a cuddle. Or if you’re cranky, they may become subdued and avoid contact altogether. I’m a generally calm person and rarely get cranky (or if I do it’s because of something they did).

When my pets get moody it’s usually triggered by… Your guess is as good as mine. Who knows why they get worked up? But they have their ways, and they can carry on entire conversations with each other using just their body language and facial expressions. It’s open to interpretation, which I’m always happy to do.

Kinsey, my dog, is typically very happy. Always high energy, always sassy, always wagging her tail, and always bugging the cats. At least that’s how she is during the day. With her energy levels on extreme overdrive, she’s bound to crash at some point and when she does, it’s best to stay out of her way. She doesn’t act like the same dog when she’s sleepy and she wants nothing to do with anyone, including me. She’s quick to snap and I don’t think she’s even conscious she’s doing it. Kinsey is hyper alert when she’s tired.

Threesome

Teddy, Cody & Sammy

Kinsey: Asleep on the bed and snoring loudly.

Sammy (my little tuxedo cat) whispers: Just jump up on the other side of the bed. She won’t even know you’re there.

Cody (my black & white scaredy-cat): Not gonna do it. No how, no way.

Teddy (my 34-pound Tom cat): Come on, it’s no big deal. Leaps up on the bed a few feet from Kinsey, who lifts her head and gives him the stink-eye but is too sleepy to do anything else.

Kinsey

Cody: That’s easy for you to say, Ted. You’re almost as big as Kinsey is. She doesn’t intimidate you.

Sammy: Ah, come on, Cody. We need to stick together for body heat. It’s below zero outside.

Cody: Teeth chattering. I’m plenty warm enough, thank you.

Sammy: Your gums are blue.

Cody: Backs up toward the bedroom door and shakes his head. No.

Sammy: Fine. Go ahead and freeze your nuts off. See if I care.

Cody: I don’t have any nuts.

Sammy: Pauses. Oh, yeah. I forgot.

Cody: It’s your funeral. Turns around and trots down the hall.

Sammy: Sighs. Coward. Hey, Ted, cover me. I’m coming up there.

Teddy: Yawns. What do you expect me to do?

Sammy: Give Kinsey a good smack on the nose if she goes after me.

Teddy: Hesitates and starts grooming himself. Sure thing.

Sammy: Narrows her eyes. I don’t trust you.

Teddy: Stretches and lays on his side, yawning again. Why not?

Sammy: You don’t exactly look ready to defend me.

Teddy: Not my problem.

Sammy: You’re so lazy.

Teddy: Yeah? Tell me something I don’t know.

Sammy: Crouches and prepares to spring. Here goes.

Sammy leaps onto the bed. Kinsey lurches up and barks then snaps at Sammy, barely missing her tail. Sammy hisses and smacks Kinsey hard on the nose once, twice, three times. Kinsey blinks, grunts, then lays back down on the bed.

Sammy: Breathing hard. Damn, I hate it when she does that.

Teddy: Yawns.

Sammy: Okay, move over, fat-boy. I need some body heat. Curls up next to Teddy.

Teddy: Bites Sammy’s ear.

Sammy: Hisses. Hey!

Teddy glares and Sammy hisses again, then jumps off the bed and runs out of the room.

Teddy: Looks like we have the whole bed all to ourselves.

Kinsey: Stretches and yawns. I thought she’d never leave.

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Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

 

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/
https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall
http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

Talk to the Paw: Weapons of Destruction

by Karen Duvall

Having pets has its advantages and disadvantages. Young pets are like babies. They explore, get into mischief, teethe… Yeah. Well, sometimes they don’t grow out of their childhood habits.

I have a full grown cat and a full grown dog who still act like a kitten and a puppy respectively. Days go by without a mishap, and then BOOM, it’s massive destruction. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, erupting volcanoes… okay, so I’m exaggerating. I’m a writer and I can’t help it. But these two are like furry natural disasters waiting to happen.

The Criminal

The Weapon

The Victim

Sammy (my cat): You are in soooo much trouble.

Kinsey (my dog): Hangs head in shame

Sammy: I can’t believe how mad Dad got. He was speechless. That’s never happened before.

Kinsey: I wagged my tail to show him I was sorry.

Sammy: You and your stupid ball. You just had to knock over one of Dad’s most beloved cactuses, didn’t you? You know how much he treasures those plants.

Kinsey: I didn’t mean it. It was an accident.

Sammy: Shakes head and looks disappointed.

Kinsey: Hey, don’t act all innocent. You’ve knocked over your fair share of plants yourself.

Sammy: But I’m much, much, much smaller than you. I don’t do half the damage.

Kinsey: Oh yeah? Not only do you constantly knock plants over, I’ve seen you use the pots as a litterbox.

Sammy: Looks left and right. Shhh. No one was supposed to see that.

Kinsey: Well, I saw. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Sammy: Lifts her nose in the air. Not my fault. It was instinct.

Kinsey: Mom is still trying to vaccum all the dirt out of the carpet.

Sammy: I didn’t mean to cause trouble. You know I hate sharing a litterbox with my brothers. I simply won’t do it.

Kinsey: Yet you have the nerve to shame me for making a mistake?

Sammy: Mutters. Sorry.

Kinsey: What was that? I couldn’t hear you. I think I have dirt in my ear.

Sammy: Hisses. I said I’m sorry!

Kinsey: Whips ears back and forth. Okay, okay. I believe you.

Awkward silence.

Kinsey: Well, I’m sorry too.

Sammy: What can we do to make it up to Mom and Dad?

Kinsey: Looks thoughtful. Look cute?

Sammy: Nods. Works for me.

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Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her K

night’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/
https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall
http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

Talk to the Paw: Toys!

By Karen Duvall

If you walked into my house today you’d think I had kids still living at home. There are toys everywhere. Stuffed toys, plastic toys, balls… and lots of indescribable detritus that I wouldn’t label as toys but my pets would. On second thought I guess I do have kids, they’re just covered in fur and run around on four legs.

Like children, my furkids play with each others’ toys and don’t always play nice. One in particular can be rather… destructive.

Kinsey   Sammy

Sammy (my cat): I can’t believe you ate my spider.

Kinsey (my dog): How do you know it was me?

Sammy: Gives her a baleful look. There were still pieces of it left and you’re the only one with teeth that big. I found its legs under the couch.

Kinsey: Not my fault. You shouldn’t leave your toys laying around.

Sammy: Whines. I loved that spider! It glowed in the dark and everything.

Kinsey: Well, if it makes you feel any better, the plastic tasted awful.

Sammy: Good. Serves you right.

Kinsey: And like I said. Don’t leave your toys laying around and I won’t eat them.

Sammy: How can I play with them if they’re not laying around? Besides, my spider was inside my petting box on the kitchen counter.

Kinsey: Then it must have been Cody who knocked it onto the floor.

Sammy: Probably. He does that to anything on the counter. He scoots it off with his paw.

Kinsey: You do that, too.

Sammy: It’s fun to watch it fall. Especially if it’s something that goes splat.

Kinsey: Especially if it’s something I can eat.

Sammy: Hisses. You’re worse than a goat. You eat everything.

Kinsey: Not everything. And I always leave leftovers.

Sammy: It’s not cool what you did to Cody’s weasel and his skunk toy.

Kinsey: I can’t resist the squeakers. They need to come out.

Sammy: Cody still plays with his weasel and the skunk, though. And only when he thinks no one is watching.

Kinsey: I’ve seen him carry one in his mouth around the house while he yowls.

Sammy: So have I. It’s kind of creepy. Why do you think he does that?

Kinsey: No idea.

Sammy: Searches the floor.

Kinsey: What are you looking for?

Sammy: One of your toys.

Kinsey: Why? You’re too little to eat my toys.

Sammy: But I’m not too little to hide them.

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Karen Duvall

Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

 

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/
https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall
http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

 

Talk to the Paw: Eating Habits

Like people, pets can have peculiar eating habits. My animals are no exception. Each one of them has their own special way of handling meal time. Or snack time. With four animals, it all becomes a blur.

I’m very particular about what my pets eat and probably spend far more money than I need to on their nutritional needs (and fussy tastes), but I think it cuts down on vet bills. Kinsey is the only one who regularly goes to the vet, but being the active dog that she is, she tends to be accident prone. My cats have always been healthy, but the oldest has had colitis a couple of times and had to have some teeth pulled. Then there’s the incident of Ted eating the dental floss… but I digress.

So what do my pets think about each others eating habits? Let’s find out…

Kinsey   Sammy

Kinsey: You eat funny.

Sammy: Chewing. What? I don’t eat funny, I eat kibble. I probably wouldn’t like a funny if I tasted it.

Kinsey: No, stupid. I’m talking about the way you eat. It’s not normal.

Sammy: Selecting another bite of kibble. What’s wrong with the way I eat?

Kinsey: You don’t stick your face in your food bowl

Sammy: That’s because I’m not a savage. And you KNOW I have to share the bowl with my brothers. They slobber.

Kinsey: It takes you forever to eat two bites. Look at what you’re doing. You stick your paw in the bowl and pick out a piece of kibble, then pull it out of the bowl and onto the table. Then you eat it. What a waste of time.

Sammy: Carefully selecting a piece of kibble with her paw. It tastes better this way. Bite me.

Kinsey: Is that an invitation?

Sammy: Squints at Kinsey. Try it and see what a claw in your face feels like.

Kinsey: Clears her throat. You drink funny, too.

Sammy: Do not.

Kinsey: Do too.

Sammy: I drink water the same way all cats do.

Kinsey: Barks a laugh. I doubt it. You eat with your paws AND you drink with your paws. That’s weird.

Sammy: What’s so weird about it?

Kinsey: You stick your paw in the water bowl then lick the water off your wet paw. If that isn’t weird then I don’t know what weird is.

Sammy: Shrugs. Then you don’t know what weird is. Weird is a dog drinking water out of a glass.

Kinsey: It tastes better that way.

Sammy: Hm, why does that sound so familiar?

Kinsey: Rolls her eyes.

Sammy: I eat and drink slowly. YOU inhale your food.

Kinsey: It’s my survivor instinct.

Sammy: Do you even taste it first?

Kinsey: Pauses to think. Does it matter?

Sammy: Eyes wide with shock. Of course it matters! How can you eat something that doesn’t taste good?

Kinsey: But everything tastes good. Doesn’t it?

Sammy: Mumbles something about creaton dogs. Have you ever eaten something you don’t like?

Kinsey: Looking puzzled. No. What about you?

Sammy: Of course not, dummy. I’m picky about what I eat. If it doesn’t taste good I won’t eat it.

Kinsey: But how do you know it doesn’t taste good if you don’t try it?

Sammy: Stops to think for a second. I just know.

Kinsey: You’d starve instead of eat something you think you won’t like?

Sammy: Long pause. Maybe.

Kinsey: Well, there’s never any shortage of bugs to eat and I know you like those.

Sammy: If not for chewy bugs we’d probably all starve to death.

Kinsey: Word.

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Karen DuvallKaren Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

 

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/

https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall

http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

Talk to the Paw: Happy Halloween!

We did have two brave souls who offered fun photos of their pets in Halloween attire. So cute!

First up, We have Julie Kazimer’s adorable pooches dressed as… Frogs! LOL!

Bodie Frog

Bodie Frog

Killer Frog

Killer Frog

Thea Hutchinson’s Tom the Office Cat has been a previous guest on the blog and we’re happy to see him return in all his holiday glory. A bit early for Christmas, but who cares! He looks so cute!

Tom the Office Cat Reindeer

Tom the Office Cat Reindeer

Tom the Office Cat

Tom the Xmas Gift

I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween!

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KarenKaren Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

 

Talk to the Paw: Halloween Choices!

by Karen Duvall

Halloween is creeping up on me. I haven’t done a very good job preparing for it this year, mostly because I’m staring down the barrel of a deadline. What do you know, I have to have this book turned in by October 31. What a coincidence that it’s the same day as Halloween! Scary. It’s also my son’s birthday.

Last week my dog tried on a shirt she thought about wearing for Halloween, but she wasn’t sure she liked being a dinosaur. I thought a Princess might work.

Princess Kinsey

Too girly?

She wouldn’t let me paint her toenails or do her hair.

Next we tried something that better fits her personality.

Devil Dog

Ah, much better.

Thankfully, I had at least one person respond to my begging plea for a Halloween costume photo of her pet. Thank you, Pat Stoltey! Katie Cat is adorable even if she did feel insulted and turned her back to the camera. A valiant effort from you both!

Katie Cat

Kitty Couture… Katie makes a fashion statement.

It’s not too late to send me your pet costume photos. Halloween is exactly one week away, so I will post what you send me if you get it to me by Halloween day. Your pics will appear on the blog Friday, November 1. Please send your pet photos to jkduvall@bendbroadband.com

My cat Ted thinks all this Halloween stuff is pretty funny. He went through his humiliation last year so this year is pure entertainment for him.

Laughing Ted

You guys crack me up!

Have a screamy Halloweeny!

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Karen Duvall

Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.

 

http://www.karenduvallauthor.com/

http://www.karenduvall.blogspot.com

https://twitter.com/KarenDuvall

http://www.facebook.com/Karen.Duvall.Author

Talk to the Paw – Preparing for Halloween

by Karen Duvall

Halloween Ted

Teddy already knows what he wants to be for Halloween, but Kinsey can’t decide. She tried out this Dinosaur shirt, but she’s not quite feeling it yet. We’re going to have to explore a few more options.

Kinsey the Dinosaur

I suggested a princess. I told her I’d even paint her toenails pink, but she’s not going for it. She’s a bit of a Tomboy, so it looks like we’ll be looking more in that direction. We still have time to find a costume she’s happy with.

How about your pets? Send me photos of your pets dressed up for Halloween and I’ll post them on Talk to the Paw. Just email them to me here.

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Karen DuvallKaren Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight’s Curse series last year, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna’s ‘Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

Karen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. She is currently working on a new contemporary fantasy romance series.