Seventeen years ago, I rescued a dog on Christmas day. Chance was a young, unruly pit bull, but with lots of patience and training, she became a wonderful dog. When she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge two years ago, my family and I were heartbroken, and our other dog, Bailey, a French bulldog, was left without a playmate.
Whenever my friends would hear of a dog that needed a home, they’d contact me, but none of those animals seemed like the right fit for our family. Or maybe it was just that I wasn’t yet ready to open my heart to another dog.
This year, though, something special happened. Dolly came into my life, and it was love at first sight. This beautiful, sweet French bulldog became a member of the family two weeks before Christmas, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.
Did you receive something special this Christmas?
USA Today bestselling author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, along with steamier paranormal and Gothic romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Her latest sweet release, SAVING LAUREL, is about a tortured actress who finds love at Christmas with the help of a ghost from the past. To receive information on all her new releases, you can sign up for her newsletter, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter. Be sure to visit her website too.
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