Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Every Great Story Needs a Loyal Dog

There are certain images that come to mind when I picture the all-American male. Naturally, I picture a group of good friends spending time on a golf course on a sunny Saturday morning. I also think of cruising down the back roads of a small town in a bright red convertible. And, of course, what guy is not complete without a loyal dog by his side? With this in mind, I certainly had to include man’s best friend in my series of books that take place at the Prairie Winds Golf Course. My readers will have the pleasure of meeting Bogey, whose dedication to his owner and his kind heart will be familiar to everyone who has a beloved pet in their own family.

Bogey is a bull terrier. For those not familiar with the breed, perhaps you will recall the fifteen minutes of fame earned by the dog Spuds McKenzie in those Budweiser commercials from the late 1980s. While Bogey certainly never led the party life experienced by his same-species counterpart, perhaps this comparison will give you the appropriate visual image as you picture this dog bounding around the golf course eager for attention and approval. Bogey was already ready to provide companionship first thing in the morning and made sure that all was well with the humans he adored before falling asleep at night.

Without revealing too much, I will share that Bogey’s story becomes interwoven with the other drama that unfolds on the golf course. I hope that you will read my three novels that have been published to this point—Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, and Tuey’s Course—and then contact me and let me know if you have had any experiences similar to the ones the characters had with the irreplaceable Bogey. He is certainly an important part of my all-American story!


Todd said...

Oh, man! We're gonna follow this story and tell all our friends too.

MOLLYC said...

I'm not a golfer, but I certainly love dogs. I am looking forward to reading your books! molly