Going To The Dogs Hawaiian Style

This is mostly for dog lovers but not exclusively. My dog finally arrived in Hawaii yesterday. Yes, you can bring a pet into Hawaii without quarantine but it is a lengthy process with a lot of paperwork and you have to do a lot of forward planning, so he’s been spending time with my family in Florida. I guess he went on vacation . Anyway, the big day arrived, and owners are instructed to go to the Airport Quarantine facility, do the final paperwork which they check. (You have obviously checked that your dog is on the booked flight before arriving) so you sit in a waiting room with all the other anxious owners who spend their time showing photos of their pets on the cell phones, etc. As the flights come in, they start to announce “Here Comes Ginger” (or Daisy or whoever) and there is a big cheer, some jumping up and down, and out rolls the crate with the Ginger (or Daisy, etc.). This is the really funny part—a lot of the owners were there with leis to greet their pets, one even had a dog biscuit and floral lei she found in Waikiki. You had to be there to see and believe this.
Anyway, they roll the crate right out to the car, (no uncrating in the airport anywhere) and off you go. My dog came through fine, a little confused, but he’s traveled before and we got home and straight to the dog park in my building which is pretty handy. Quarantine also informed me that if I want to travel with him to another Hawaiian island, it’s fine, I book a seat for him on the flight–can you believe that?–not that I am planning to do that but I guess good to know, and now that my dog is officially a canine resident of Hawaii, he can go to the Mainland and come back without another fuss if he doesn’t stay too long.
This was really an experience and I guess timed quite well with the release of Going To The Dogs from MuseItUpPublishing

Is is any wonder I’m going to the dogs too???


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Going To The Dogs With My Dog


Since everything from the previous website disappeared in the Great Cyber Vanishing Act, thought I would repost something about upcoming books I am happy to announce that Going To The Dogs is due for release in February 2012 That might sound a long way off but it isn’t–not when edits still need to be done, galley proofs read, cover art, etc
So what’s the book about? This is one for the dog lovers although my editor says after she read the book, she was tempted to run out and buy a dog .
Detective Sam Kendall’s life is going to the dogs but he’s a cop on a mission–find his partner’s killer and solve a big time jewel heist. Sam doesn’t care about the missing jewels as much as his dead partner and he’ll do anything to nab the killer. The catch? His new partner is a giant poodle who lives for junk food, baseball and country music and if there’s one thing Sam hates–yes, you guessed it–it’s dogs, and especially this one. Too bad his chief suspect is Jodie McBride, dog trainer par excellance but a loser with men There’s no way to get rid of the poodle who’s making better time with Jodie than Sam. Sometimes the dogs are smarter than people because this poodle knows these two belong together and with the help of his canine pals and their eccentric owners, they’re determined to make a match.