Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wagging on Wednesday

Wagging on Wednesday is brought to us today by the awesome Linda Gerber, author of Death by Bikini, Death by Latte, Death by Denim, Now and Zen and The Finnish Line among others. I was very lucky to meet Linda at a conference last summer and she's as kind and generous in person as she is here in cyberspace, where I asked her a few questions about Kali, her rescued Jack Russell terrier. How did Kali come home? Kali is a rescue dog. When she was just six weeks old, we took her from a home that was filthy and infested with fleas. She was very sick and so took turns being with her round the clock until she got better. As a result, she has become very attached to us and will follow us anywhere we'll let her go. Now she's fully well and very energetic and delights in chewing up everything in sight. What are some of her quirks? Like Joanne Levy's Kia, Kali loves snow and will pounce and play and roll in it all day if we would let her. But she doesn't like wet grass or frost and will avoid both at all costs. She can tear apart a pillow like a demon one moment and the next she's all and dainty the next doesn't want to get her paws dirty. Sometimes, like now, she thinks she's a lap dog and will drape herself over anyone unsavvy enough to sit down for more than a minute. What inspired Kali's name? Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction. She's a Jack Russell. Need I say more? Look at Kali right now. What is she thinking? She is sleeping on my lap and softly woofing in her sleep. Probably dreaming about chasing the squirrels who chatter at her in the backyard. What books is Kali looking forward to in the coming months? D100D, without question. [Thanks Kali!] Also Lisa McMann's FADE, Wendy Toliver's MISS MATCH, Justina Chen Headley's NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, Alyson Noel's EVERMORE and so many more. Thanks, Linda for sharing Kali with us today! Anyone else out there looking forward to upcoming books? Tell us! I'm most looking forward to Lisa McMann's FADE at the moment, myself! I will be back on the weekend for a random D100D contest to give away another copy of the book. Until then, if you want to read something groovy - swagger on over to Book Chic's MySpace blog later today and read a review of The Dust of 100 Dogs, which is now available at fine bookstores near you. Like this one, Aaron's Books, in Lititz, PA, run by the awesome Sam & Todd Dickinson, where I'll be signing on the 28th of February from 2-4pm. Another reason to shop at your local independent bookstore (as if there weren't enough reasons already!) -- Independents support local authors! Or - view the trailer!


Joanne Levy said...

What a great picture of Kali - funny how the destructive/kooky ones can seem so serene in pictures!

Good on you, Linda. I love hearing about rescues, even though it makes me sad that there is need for them in the first place!

Kia sends a juicy soup bone to Kali!

Hillary said...

I'm almost 90% sure I'll be at the Lititz signing!

That dog is so cute! I've always wanted a small dog but sadly I just have 6 German Shepards.

A.S. King said...

Hillary - that's AWESOME. Bring friends! I really want to read and do a big, fun Q&A with you!

Anonymous said...

It's so great that she saved Kali!
Linda really is a great person

nadine said...

I like how the name defines the dog, very original. Most people don't put in that much thought into a name.