Tuesday, Mar 31

The blog somehow fell by the wayside, with traces of my jet-lag lingering, and a visit from my dear cousin, Barbara Lynn, and her son, Adam. We caught up on old times and told lots of stories.

Woke this morning to more snow, though it’s pretty light and not expected to stick. According to the weather report, we can expect rain and high winds later in the day. I don’t remember paying so much attention to weather reports when I lived in Arizona. 🙂

Buck, my old horse, is getting better and better. A combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a product called Stem-Tech seems to be easing his joints and increasing his energy. The other day, coming home, I was delighted to see him up at the far end of the pasture with the other horses.

Sadie and Bernice are on a special joint medicine, too. And they’re getting cod liver oil, along with a daily dose of green tea. Sadie now weighs 36 pounds even, a smooth 8 pound weight loss since she began her program. I spent a few hours on Saturday mixing up her vet-recommended food–1/4 cup each of canned pumpkin (plain), veggies, lean turkey and her regular kibble, Instinct. God bless her dedicated veterinarians–Dr. Steve Bauer, at Latah Creek, Dr. Rosemarie Asperino, who administers the alternative therapies, and Dr. Harai, Sadie’s gifted surgeon. Special kudos to Joni Bories, who has quite literally transformed my beloved dog to something resembling puppyhood–at 9 years of age!

I’m drinking the remainder of Sadie’s green tea myself. Loads of antioxidants and a purported ability to speed up the metabolism. I draw the line, however, at cod liver oil.

Off to Austin tomorrow, to check the place out. Wendy will be there to meet me. All I’ve got to say about that is, YEE-HAW!

Look for a blog Thursday morning at the latest.

Lastly, the big day has really, truly arrived! “Tyler” is officially on sale, as of today. I’ve already gotten emails from some folks who managed to get it early, and they’re saying they just wish there were more Creed brothers. Surprise! After next year’s Texas McKettricks, be on the look out for the Colorado Creeds–as wild a bunch of cowboys as you’ve ever met up with.

Enjoy the day, and DON’T BE AFRAID. That’s what our enemies want. Let’s not give them that.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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