As I continue my research for the followup novel to Back to the Homeplace, The Homeplace Revisited, you might have noticed we have already chosen our cover art (to the right, scroll down a bit) - dog and horse by the barn. Today, I want to work on a little detail, with you, if you will help me - the dog.
More of you are "dog people" than I am, I am sure. I need a description of the dog; breed, temperament, etc. - and a name. These are very subjective, of course, so I expect a lot of divergence of opinions, but that is fine.
Christopher Ogden, the young lawyer in The Homeplace Revisited, will be adopting this dog as a grown dog, not a pup, from the long time local vet, Doc Evans. He will keep the dog at the horse stables at the Homeplace, where his "best friend," Jennifer Bevins, is setting up her new large animal veterinary practice, in cooperation with Doc Evans, who is nearing retirement. You met Christopher and Jennifer in Back to the Homeplace, of course, but it is now 1996, not 1987.
If you do not already have your copy of Back to the Homeplace, you may want to order it, now.
While not instant gratification, but as a sincere "Thank you!" to Followers of this blog, both the person who provides the description I use, and the person who first suggests the name for the dog that I use, will receive an autographed copy of one of the first available copies of The Homeplace Revisited. I know you like the dog. What can you tell me about him/her? Oh, look, another variable. Is it a male or female?
Thank you, very much, for your input via the Comments, below. I really look forward to them.
"May each of us have a Homeplace to hold onto, if only in our minds."