Puppy Pedicure

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 112024

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we lost power Thursday evening during a heavy thunderstorm. The storm let up after a few hours, but sometime around midnight we got hit again, with rain pounding down on the roof, and lots of thunder and lightning.

Through it all, our Generac whole house generator did just fine, and if we would not have heard it running, or known that the yard lights mounted on telephone poles were out, we wouldn’t have known the difference.

I’m not sure what time the second storm moved out of the area, but when I woke up around 5:30 a.m. to go to the bathroom it was gone, power had returned, and the generator was no longer running.

We had hoped to get some work done outside, getting Terry’s raised planter beds set up and ready to go, but the ground was too wet to do anything. So instead, I wrote another chapter in my next Tinder Street book, then went back and polished the chapter I had written a couple of days ago. By the time I knocked off I had about 3,500 words in for the day and felt like I had accomplished something.

Terry is always busy with 1,001 things, and one of her chores yesterday was to trim Alli’s toenails. Some dogs don’t like this procedure, but it doesn’t seem to bother Alli at all. She sits still while Terry clips her nails and then smooths them out with an emery board. She is definitely a pampered pooch.

The weekend weather is supposed to be good, and since we had a steady breeze most of the day yesterday, it helped dry things out somewhat. Hopefully we can get those planters set up, because next week is supposed to have rain just about every day.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. I have 55 books out, and I have to say that Dog’s Run is my favorite. It’s a gritty tale that is loosely based on an actual crime that took place in that part of the country when my father was a young police officer there, and I warn you in advance that there’s some rough language, but it’s appropriate to the time and place.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Warranties are a legalized type of gambling; the house always wins.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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