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Kristan's Personal Dog History

Kristan Higgins Digger

The Real Digger

Sir Brendan Braveheart

Sir Brendan Braveheart (he came with that name, I swear)


Derry, Sainted Mother's dog


Willow the Cute

Huck the Respected

Huck the Respected


Luther the Innocent

About the Dogs

I’m a dog person, and so most of my books have a dog in them, just because I think life without a dog is pretty lonely to contemplate.

FOOLS RUSH IN: Digger, Black lab mutt, utterly devoted to his owner. Enjoys Cheetos.

CATCH OF THE DAY: Colonel, noble and aging Golden Retriever. Enjoys lying on beds, rolling in dead things, peanut butter.

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS: Buttercup, half hound-dog, half bull mastiff. Enjoys men, belly rubs, frequent napping and pizza.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Dog: Angus McFangus, West Highland terrier. Enjoys eating trash, chasing raccoons, world domination.

THE NEXT BEST THING: Fat Mikey (Cat). Enjoys instilling fear into the hearts of mice, eating on the dining room table and snuggling with the upstairs neighbor.

ALL I EVER WANTED: Bowie, Husky mutt. Enjoys bacon and pulling Callie on her bike. Angie: purebred Irish Setter. Enjoys perfection

MY ONE AND ONLY: Coco, Chihuahua/Jack Russell. Enjoys manipulation and travel.  

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU: Dog: Shilo, Great Dane mutt. Enjoys sitting on laps and eating cheeseburgers. Not fond of UPS drivers. Cats: Meatball, Sagwa & Jellybean: Enjoy terrorizing dog, plotting evil and cuddling on chilly nights.

SOMEBODY TO LOVE: Beauty, English springer spaniel. Enjoys saltwater swims, flowers, children.

THE BEST MAN: Blue, a goofy Golden retriever with a crush on the hero's leg. Enjoys ratty tennis balls and snuggling.

THE PERFECT MATCH: Spike, a rescued Yorkshire terrier with a Napoleonic complex. Enjoys world domination.

WAITING ON YOU: Rufus, Irish wolfhound. Fears thunderstorms. Loves sitting on laps and Ben & Jerry's.

IN YOUR DREAMS: Dog: Sarge, a German Shepherd puppy. Enjoys Squeaky Chicken and being adored. Cat: Lazarus. Semi-feral beast. Enjoys Jack.
IF YOU ONLY KNEW: Loki, aging Australian shepherd. Enjoys hero and toddlers. Dislikes heroine.
ANYTHING FOR YOU: Chico Three, pitt bull rescue. Enjoys Davey, tennis balls, cuddling and small fluffy white dogs.

ON SECOND THOUGHT: Oliver, a brindle dachshund. Loves napping with his blue blanket and being worshipped. 

NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT: Boomer, often called the Dog of Dogs, a Bernese Mountain dog. Loves people, pine needles, boat trips. 

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: Admiral, an elegant greyhound. Enjoys teenage boys, yoga and cuddling when his owner needs it the most.

LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES features five dogs, four of them badly behaved. Minuet (the good one) and Mac are based on friends' doggies. 

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