The Hair of the Dog & Merry Christmas

Usually when you see the expression “the hair of the dog” you know someone went on a bender. Not so in a house with two German Shepherd dogs. Dog hair reminds me of too many zucchini plants in the garden. We need to find a way to market it like some clever person did when they started spray-painting tumble weeds and shipping them all over the world. I truly wish that I was that kind of sales person. Marketing and being a hermit who likes to write don’t exactly go hand in hand.

So, I made it back to Colorado in one piece. The original plan gave me a few days to catch up with paperwork and do laundry before leaving again. Not so now. We are moving on to Plan B. I just waved to myself as I came through the door – on my way out!

Everyone has Holiday traditions that mean the world to them – from Christmas Eve silly jammy shopping to reading “The Night Before Christmas” in front of the Christmas tree. Some leave cookies and milk for Santa, other’s leave Reindeer nibblets out. Our dogs didn’t care who we left what – out for – they ate it all! I cannot stress the importance of making those memories with your family. Those connections are the threads that bind you together and make your own unique fabric that is rich and beautiful and YOU. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays too. This has been a year – hasn’t it?

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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