Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?
T. B. Markinson is a 40-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. A Woman Lost is her debut novel.
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Now for the story:
Our hundred-pound German Shepherd, Schultz, was being a bit feisty. He had a lot of energy to burn, so we decided to take him to the dog park to blow off some steam. As usual, the beast started drooling. It's something about being around other dogs that triggers this disgusting phenomenon. Pretty soon he had two long strings of slime hanging from his jowls. He gave himself a big shake, and the slime ended up right on top of his snout.
"Schultz, that's disgusting!" my husband said. "Go wash yourself off!" He tried to lead the dog to the water sprays which were coming out of the water play area. Schultz wasn't interested. So I grabbed the beast by his collar and dragged him over. I held him next to the water and wiped the slime with my hand. Let me tell you how gross that was! To make it even worse, the darn quadruped wiped his face in my jeans. I now had slime on my pants.
A man standing nearby with his dog started cracking up. So what did Schultz do? He gave himself a big shake. Slime flew onto the man's dog and his shirt.
After a moment of complete shock, the man and I started laughing.
Schultz didn't care. He wagged his tail and trotted off in search of another slime victim.
He slimed me...ReplyDelete
HA! Did Pavlov train Schultz?ReplyDelete
He might have!Delete
Congratulations to T.B. and wishing her much success.ReplyDelete
Schultz is hilarious. If only we could have the carefree attitude he has. :)
I don't think I could be quite as carefree if I had just slimed somebody like that!Delete
I have a feeling you've already shared this story with us.... I remember it vividlyReplyDelete
Actually, this is a second time slime! This one happened yesterday evening.Delete
Too funny Sherry!ReplyDelete
My dog can be so disgusting!Delete
I'm lucky my guys don't drool. But Hair Ball is into leg hugging.ReplyDelete
That would be annoying! Schultz doesn't do that. And oddly enough, he doesn't lift his leg to do his business everywhere. I've never seen a male dog like that.Delete
Hehehe! Slimy fun! :) Yay for TB!ReplyDelete
I loved your review of her book on your blog! Well done!Delete
Blah, drool is so nasty indeed. Schultz could join ghostbusters and slime awayReplyDelete
Haha! Let's put the dog in some movies!Delete
Sending some congratulations T.B.'s way for the release!ReplyDelete
You must have a handful, literally, with your dog, Sherry. I hate dog drool but I couldn't help but to laugh at the scene you so vividly written for us=)
Dog drool is so disgusting. Sometimes I can't believe I live with such a varmint!Delete
My dog Miles often drools when he's out on his walk. It drives me crazy because people give me the look, not Miles. Way to go Schultz!ReplyDelete
And thanks for your help!
Like it's our fault our dogs drool. Why can't we control it? ;0)Delete
Happy to help. Congrats with the new book!
I read T.B.'s book and loved it.ReplyDelete
I think I'd laugh if I were slimed. I'm a good sport.
I've seen some really good reviews for it. I haven't read it, yet.Delete
I'll invite you to the dog park next time I go with Schultz, and we'll see if you laugh when he slimes you. ;0)
Congratulations on your friend's publication and your dog, well, he's being a dog. I don't mind drool as much as I hate when the dog finds something dead and slimy to roll in.ReplyDelete
Eww! I really hate when my dog decides to have a turd burger. It makes me sick!Delete
My dog does that now, too. She didn't when she was a puppy, so I'm not sure why it evolved! If there's some way to stop it, I'd love to know because it's yucky.ReplyDelete
If I find a way, I will let you know. And if you do, please let me know!Delete
What a great friend you are to spread the word like this. I hope T.B. has every success with her novel.ReplyDelete
I've seen reviews for it, and it's getting great ones!Delete
Mine tends to bark more than droolReplyDelete
I couldn't handle a barky dog in the house! Especially ones with a high-pitched bark. At least Schultz is quiet inside and saves his barking for outside.Delete
Congrats T.B. Schultz is too cute and funny.ReplyDelete
He's a complete nut case!Delete
Schultz is too much. : )
Congrats to your Blog Buddy!!ReplyDelete
Aww. man.. slime .. yuck :)