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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sasha and Lucky's Summer

If you're curious about what Sasha and Lucky have been up to this summer then this post is just for you! Sasha got a "big girl haircut" as we like to call it at our house and she is loving the shorter hair. Allan always cuts her hair himself so we spent a couple of hours in the garage with her using our homemade grooming table (the ramps we use for oil changes, concrete blocks, and plywood) and got the job done.




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I swear she makes a sad face EVERY time I try to take her picture!
Not to say that it wasn't a mess and she wasn't a complete diva. It took an entire box of treats to survive her "spa day".

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Go figure that she looks pretty happy in this one
Lucky doesn't get hair cuts so he felt a little left out since Sasha got her hair cut and her toenails cut. I was able to make up for that by cutting his toenails and brushing him. He looooves being brushed but he doesn't like to stand still for it so I'm sure I looked like an idiot walking beside him in the backyard brushing him and talking to him!

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Allan's backpack is a perfect pillow apparently
Both dogs have been a little extra clingy this summer since Allan's been going to work earlier and has had softball games in the evenings at least 1 or 2 nights a week. I've spent a couple of weeks with the 11-year old boy I nanny for occasionally so the dogs had to spend the day in their "nite nite room" AKA the laundry room. It must be tough spending the day sleeping in an air conditioned room with a big bowl of fresh water. Needless to say it made both of them want to be right next to us as soon as we would get home.

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On this particular day they were on the front porch with me waiting for Allan to get home from work
We've also been working with both of them off-leash. They both mind really well when they are on the leash and if we are running with them off-leash they also do great but I wanted them to be able to spend more time on the front porch and in the front yard with us. Sasha goes out with me to check the mail every day and Lucky goes to get the newspaper in the morning all by himself. He seems to know what days the paper is delivered and he's always so excited to run out and get it and then take it to Allan. Of course there are still days where he gets the paper and then tromps across the street and proceeds to pee on everyone's mailbox but we are getting there!

Hope you and your pets have had a great summer!

Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

 


Book Description

Seagrass Pier is the perfect place for Elin to hide from a killer, but an old love's ability to see her true heart could be her undoing.
When Elin Summerall contracted a virus that damaged her heart, she was lucky to get a transplant. At first it was an overwhelmingly good gift. But then she began to remember a murder she never witnessed—the murder of her heart's donor.
When she reveals what she knows to a disbelieving police officer, she's exposed as a witness and must flee for her life to a remote cottage on Hope Beach.
Fearing what might happen to her daughter and mother, she asks Marc Everton for help, though she hasn't seen him since the night her father died. She remembers that night with shame, and she never told Marc about their daughter.
Marc is less than convinced that Elin's "memories" are real. He is blindsided by the news about his daughter, but for her sake, he agrees to help. Then he begins to notice the small ways Elin is different. She now likes coffee, her musical tastes have changed, and she's ditched her jeans and sneakers for dresses and high heels.
As Elin tries to stay alive and bring the killer to justice, she begins to doubt her own identity. Did her new heart save her life only to cause her to lose herself? And if she's really changed, why does her new heart love Marc just as much as her old one did?

MY REVIEW

It's no secret that I am a big fan of Colleen Coble and have reviewed several of her books including the first two in this Hope Beach Series (Tidewater Inn and Rosemary Cottage). With that said it should come as no surprise that I enjoyed this one as well. I will say that it was much better than I thought it was going to be. The book starts off giving away so many big things that I couldn't imagine where the story could go from there that would be just as or even more interesting. There were twists and turns I never saw coming and the author did a beautiful job of weaving everything together to create such a well-written book. While it's easy to see from the beginning that Elin and Marc will end up rekindling their past the predictability ends there. I felt that every other aspect of the story surprised me and turned out completely different than how I would have imagined. Elin's struggle to find her heart donor's killer and the suspense surrounding that swept me up and made it impossible to stop after "just one more chapter".  I'd love to see Colleen Coble continue this series and I can't wait to read what she writes next!

I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.