What to discuss?

So, what should we discuss today, global warming, gun control, fiscal cliffs, or relationships? Yikes! Talk about land mines. I am such a wimp about conflict. When it comes to suspense or conflict, I’ve been hiding behind the couch since I was a little girl. Honestly, I couldn’t even watch the television program on the Hatfields and McCoys because it was nothing but conflict.

I guess I never learned how to fight properly and at my age, I’m never going to. I learned how to avoid instead. Maybe with some intensive training or therapy, I could learn how but I’m way to frugal to spend money on something like that – so there you have it. I’ll just keep writing and maybe it’s time to get another dog. It’s been a year and a half since my little Brigit got run over. Yeah, maybe it’s time.

The problem with a dog is what to do with one when I travel and since that happens a lot, it would be a constant situation to deal with. More conflict! The advantage would be having a friend to talk to who always agrees with me! I just read another article that states how much healthier people are when they have a pet. So, I will have to put some thought into this, to figure out which advantage or disadvantage outweighs the other.

I would love for you to weigh in. I always love to hear your thoughts or funny pet stories or ideas on solving the world’s (or my) current crisis’. 

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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1 Response to What to discuss?

  1. Hi Barbara…I am definitely siding with you getting a new doggy! Being a dog person myself, I have had my heartbroken more than once with the loss of a beloved pet. The last time I lost a bearded collie at six-years-old to cancer and waited a year. I sat with my new goldendoodle puppy in a chair in the vet’s office and cried over my bearded collie. Now, my Emma, has diabetes and went blind at one time (although she had surgery to get her eyes fixed). I dread the loss of her too. But, when we got our dogs, we determined that boarding them would be an option so we could still take vacations, see family etc. When we are driving, we take her…we want her with us. But when we fly we board her. We started taking her for overnights at a great kennel in town at a young puppy age..just to get her very used to it right off the bat. She doesn’t mind, doesn’t shake or get nervous when we take her, and when we pick her up it’s just like old times…lot of smiles and kisses and hugs, then back to routine. I say do it!

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