Friday, March 24, 2023

Happy Belated National Puppy Day by Pat Simmons

First, I don't pay too much attention to national days. When National Puppy Day caught my attention, I paused. I have a son and daughter, but neither is married. Therefore, I don't have any grandchildren. I do, however, have Dr. Avery Bennett Simmons. My daughter's thirteen-pound golden doddle.

He's almost two years old and no longer considered a puppy. But this little fur ball is so cute.

When I visited my daughter recently, Dr. Avery became my shadow. I didn't know he could jump so high, but he has perfected the art of lap hopping. If I were to meet my writing deadline, then I had to learn how to write with him in my lap. Lol.

He rested well while I struggled to manage my keyboard.

Even though I don't have any grandchildren, I can see myself sending him back to Texas after a summer stay. Between the tummy scratches, potty breaks, and playing catch, I have more respect for my sets of grandparents who endured my sister, brother, and my antics.

Enjoy photos of my first granddog or puppy if I go by size. Every picture tells a story from his arrival with my daughter a month late for Christmas--blame the airlines--to him hanging out with grandpa.

The next set is Dr. Avery in my office. The last picture shows him sleeping on my daughter's knees on the sofa. He gets some good sleep.

He graced the cover of my 2022 Christmas short story because I am an equal opportunity author mom since my son and daughter both have been on my book covers.


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Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of forty-plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance and the 2022 Leslie Esdaile Trailblazer Award recipient. Christmas Dinner was also an Emma Award winner for Book of the Year. Christmas Dinner and Here for You were featured in Woman’s World Magazine.

As a Christian, Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for over twenty years. Visit her at

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