DIY for Unwanted Animals

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The month of February sees so many pets abandoned by their new owners who received these fur babies as Christmas presents.  Whether it’s a lack of space or puppy/dog behavior issues, many fur babies find themselves at a high-kill shelter.   Perhaps it’s a matter of the animal maturing into a young adult, and they aren’t as ‘cute’ as they were under the Christmas tree.

Whatever the reason, the season changes and the situation persists.  Please take time to consider the lives that are lost due to neglect and abandonment.  If you can contribute to your local shelter, please do so.  So many lives come in the front door and leave by the back door of a high-kill shelter.  This is the hard truth.

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Did you know, anyone can volunteer.  There are few requirements to become a volunteer.  A love for animals and a desire to help make a difference are all the qualifications necessary.  Something as simple as walking a dog at the local pound helps so much.  Imagine if you lost your dignity through no fault of your own.  The small things matter too.

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If you can’t adopt, foster.  If you can’t foster, contribute with your money and/or your time.  Donations are always welcome and the small time you spend at a shelter provides so much to the animals as well as your own sense of worth.

You don’t have to run a 501c rescue or be a part of an association to make a difference.  Something like sharing on social media can save the life of a pup or kitten before disease and death visit.

Finally, please remember to adopt, don’t shop.  Thank you for helping these creatures who depend on us for their survival.

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Thursday Teaser – The Lady in the Mist

Thursdays, this month, are saved for snippets from The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1.  The second book in this series is coming soon, so I wanted to devote Thursdays to sharing small parts of Tyler and Sonja’s story with the readers.  Please drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Remember, you can pick up a sample of the story at Amazon entitled, The Lady in the Mist, A Werewolf’s tale for free!

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Books by Catherine Wolffe
Books by Catherine Wolffe

The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1

Driven by some inner demon, Ty sank deeper and deeper into her heat as the nymph turned sorceress writhed under him.  Her moans gave way to growls of pleasure as the hunger grew in them both.  Urged on by the craving, Sonja dug her nails into Ty’s back.  He tasted blood inside his mouth as teeth bit and tongues searched for sucker.  His world spiraled upward, the fever pitch, the likes of which he’d never experienced.  Pain became pleasure and ache became longing as this woman matched his lusty thrusts with a furor of her own until their appetites brought them to the pinnacle of the storm.  Ty’s world exploded into thousands of tiny lights as he watched her come.  Following her lead, he spilled his seed into her.

In the twilight of their coupling, Ty watched as she slept and marveled at the bliss he found in this woman’s arms.  Sonja held him captive and he wouldn’t know peace without her by his side.  Vowing he’d do everything in his power to keep her there, he drifted downward to be cradled in her arms.

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Thanks for dropping by and please leave a comment.  All snippets shared in these blog posts are from the copyrighted material of Catherine Wolffe.

Thursday Teaser – The Lady in the Mist

Thursdays, this month, are saved for snippets from The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1.  The second book in this series is coming soon, so I wanted to devote Thursdays to sharing small parts of Tyler and Sonja’s story with the readers.  Please drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Remember, you can pick up a sample of the story at Amazon entitled, The Lady in the Mist, A Werewolf’s tale for free!

http://tinyurl.com/cb7ou8h

Books by Catherine Wolffe
Books by Catherine Wolffe

“Help me, Ty!”

Her anxious directive caught him off guard.  Ty opened his eyes and blinked.  Sonja stood in front of him with her forehead creased in frustration.  The effort to free him from his pants proved too much.  Did she realize how beautiful she looked standing there in the half-light of the sun streaming through the window?  Ty’s head swam as he watched her frustration with the buttons of his trousers.

“Here, let me.”  Ty stilled her hands and deftly undid his pants, stepping out.  The scare along his thigh, still angry and tender, stretched taught.  Ty flinched involuntarily.  How long had it been since he’d been with a woman?

She reached out and laid trembling fingers on his arm.

He swore low as his shaft jumped.  His blood, already warm, surged through his body like a fire through dry tender.  Unable to stop the rush, he let his head fall back and reveled in the sensation.  No woman had ever made him feel like Sonja did.

Her slow glide downward awakened nerve endings, igniting them into flames.  Tentative fingers slid along the taught flesh just above the crisp hair surrounding his shaft.  Her face filled with anticipation as she touched his heat.  Closing her eyes, she smiled as he throbbed in her fist.  Suddenly, her eyes flew open and she reached out, taking his hand in hers as she picked up her skirt and headed for the bedroom.

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Thanks for dropping by and please leave a comment.  All snippets shared in these blog posts are from the copyrighted material of Catherine Wolffe.

How to Write a Novel in Thirty Days – Nanowrimo 2012

So, who’s doing Nanowrimo this year?  November is under way and I have committed to writing 50,000 words in thirty days.  Who’s with me?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nannowrimo, the concept is simple.  You accept the challenge to write a novel in a month. Oh, did I mention the letters stand for National Novel Writing Month?  The website explains all you need to know, www.nanowrimo.org.  I said I was committed, by the end of the month I may be committed.

With the interest in The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend, I decided to write a follow-up book entitled Waking up Dead.  Tyler Loflin and Sonja Brooks will learn how to deal with being werewolves in love as they battle vampires disguised as Yankee soldiers.

You can keep up with my adventure this month as I try to complete my first draft of Waking up Dead.  You’ll have a firsthand look at how I’m progressing and some of the tips and obstacles I encounter along the way.  I’ve started the journey with my first post – check it out!

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Nanowrimo Update – Setting Sail

November 4, 2012 – Since this is my first year of Nanowrimo, I wanted to document my travels through these unexplored waters.  The trip should be exciting.  Like any seasoned traveler, I planned on being prepared for delays and storms along the way.  So I decided to stockpile a few words in case I found days where the writing weather was just impossible.  Maneuvering through the Nanowrimo waters can be tricky.  Learning how to paddle around was a problem for me in the beginning.  But with a little help from my Nanowrimo “writing buddies” I managed to set sail on schedule.

I’m a panster when it comes to writing a novel, so a shell of an outline is all I stowed in the hull of my boat.  Character development was documented in the first novel , check that off my packing list and we’re casting off with 8,000 words validated on the website.   I’m happy to report the beginning of the novel is underway with an action scene and a rescue fiasco.   My cast finds themselves in hot water and have to come up with a plan on the spot.  A bit of back story inserted along the way will explain some interesting details of Sonja’s birth family as well as her mentor besides proving useful later on in the book.  Check back in next week when I discover what Sonja and Ty will do to save the day.  I’ll keep you posted as the month floats along.  Happy Writing!