Tissue alert/Jay Galloway’s dog/Snippet Sunday 3/16

I’m happy to report that the real-life Jay Galloway is a little more chipper. I know it will take him a long time to get over losing his dog, but he’s coping.
Here’s the next 8–and you’ll probably need tissues…

I kiss her and I won’t want to stop even though I hear Barks living up to his name. The dog comes toward me, getting louder and louder. He walks toward the garage.
“What’s up?” I ask Barks. I open the door again and that’s when I find out that Bulldog is gone. My crying starts all over again as Reese enters the garage.
“I can’t believe he’s…” I refuse to say or think the word “dead.” If I don’t, then it’s not true. He’s gone, or he’s lost, y’know? He was my kid and my best friend. I could tell him anything. “I’d better call Lorrie and Scotty.” I take out my cell phone to call my sister and my best friend, but Reese stops me.
“I’ll call them if you want me to,” she says.
I take her hand and squeeze it. It feels like a lifeline to me.

Any feedback wuuld be appreciated. Do we need more detail–we didn’t want too much because we didn’t want to really make readers depressed.
Don’t forget to check out Vi’s Pinterest page if you want to see the characters in this book.
Nancy and Vi

18 thoughts on “Tissue alert/Jay Galloway’s dog/Snippet Sunday 3/16

  1. They don’t live long enough, for ‘us’. They love you the moment they lay eyes on you and they still love you to the end. We’d don’t realize it, but we are their best friend too.

    1. Thanks, Maddie–Vi had pets when she was a kid, but doesn’t have any now and I remember finding my cat, Stormy, underneath my computer…she passed away six months after my husband and I think she wanted to be with him. We tried to put all that in the scene–glad it worked. Thanks so much for reading!

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