Cats or Dogs? #MondayMusings #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration

It’s time for another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Big internet fight: Are you team cat or team dog? (or something else?)” In other words, do you prefer cats, dogs, or some other pets?

I like both cats and dogs, and my family had plenty when I was growing up. But although cats are lazy and consider humans staff, I prefer them over dogs. You don’t have to take them for walks. Unless they’re being spiteful or suffering from incontinence, you don’t have to pick up after them or let them out to do their business.

A cat purring on your lap is one of the most calming things you can experience. Yes, I know dogs can show their affection by licking you, and I’ve cried many tears while having my face washed by an eager tongue, but it’s not the same. So, I’m team cat.

How about you? Do you prefer cats, dogs, or other pets? You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ responses.

 

Abbie wears a blue and white V-neck top with different shades of blue from sky to navy that swirl together with the white. She has short, brown hair and rosy cheeks and smiles at the camera against a black background.

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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.

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Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

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