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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Sad Doggie, Bad Doggie

Sad Doggie, Bad Doggie

So many of you expressed your concern about my dog last week, I thought I’d give you an update. Sorcia had one small cut on her leg which almost healed on its own TWICE, but she kept gnawing at it and tearing off our bandages. When it became infected, we had to take her to the vet, which resulted in antibiotics, steroids, antiseptics, and the Cone of Shame.

Yes, she does look sad and dejected, doesn’t she? But the fact is, she’s going to have to stay in that stupid thing until the fur grows back, because every time we take it off, she slinks out of our sight and starts gnawing on her leg again.

Once, when we took it off so she could eat her dinner, we took our eyes off her for just a minute, and she re-opened the wound. Now, a member of the family is assigned to WATCH her eat and stick the cone back on immediately.

She already answers to “Sorcia” and “The Dog” and “Beetlejuice” (long story, don’t ask). Now she also answers to her new nickname, “Cone Head.”

In other news, I was very thankful and appreciative to the staff at the Exton, PA Barnes and Noble for helping me launch THE CAGED GRAVES — and very grateful for all the friends, family, and co-workers who came out to support me!

I also was very excited when Huffington Post Books posted my article on caged graves, the Fox sisters, and several other creepy mysteries. If you haven’t already seen it, I’d love it if you could “like” the article or pass it along!

I’ll be back on Friday, participating in the WHIP IT GOOD BLOGFEST, hosted by D.L. Hammons and Elise Fallson. (Yes, I remember the song. Yes, I am that old.)

And you know what? By the time you read that Blogfest post, I’ll STILL have a week and a half left of school. (sob, sob, sob)

14 Responses to Sad Doggie, Bad Doggie

  1. Glad your launch went well. Too bad school’s not over but you’re so lucky to be off for the summer.

  2. Linda G. says:

    Poor Sorcia. πŸ™

    Hang in there! I know those last few weeks of the school year seem endless, but summer vacay WILL get here. Eventually. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Dianne .. poor old soul, Sorcia! Hope it heals properly this time.

    That’s a long queue of book buyers – looks good .. then the Huffington post link .. so pleased for you ..

    As Linda says .. hang on in … school’s almost out .. cheers Hilary

  4. Julie Dao says:

    Oh, poor dog! My dog DESPISED the cone of shame so I feel for Sorcia πŸ™ Hope her leg is healing okay! I’m so glad your launch went well – look at all of those people lining up for a signature!!!

  5. Oh poor Cone Head! I wish we lived closer so I could go to your party : ) Checking out the HuffPo now.

  6. Glad your dog is feeling better.

    My kids spent the entire morning walk to school discussing Kate and Maggie’s psychic abilities! So fun!!

  7. Robin says:

    Poor Sorcia and the cone of shame. Glad your launch went so well. And school is ALMOST over:) We have until June 12th out here.

    Off to check out the article:)

  8. I’m wishing Sorcia a safe and speedy recovery πŸ™‚

  9. Poor doggie. Like our kids sometimes, they hate us when all we’re trying to do is protect them from themselves.

    Love the pics of your signing. I’m glad it went well for you.

  10. Haha!!! Beetlejuice! Just don’t say it three times. πŸ™‚

    You look fabulous at that table, btw.

  11. Poor Conehead. (And I’m glad we’re not the only ones who give our pets bizarre nicknames.)

    Congrats on the great launch, and the Huff post. Yes I liked the article and I … “liked” it, too.

  12. Lexa Cain says:

    Poor Sorcia looks so dejected. I wonder why the vet doesn’t have some natural aversion therapy thing, like putting vinegar or lemon juice on the skin around the wound. Ah, well, I’m sure her days of being a “Conehead” are numbered — as are yours before summer break.
    I loved your article! I’ve liked and shared it. πŸ˜€

  13. poor sorcia! But little dogs who try and gnaw off their own legs must learn to deal with the cone of shame:) lol. So glad your launch went well! Great pics!

  14. Ah, Sorcia looks so sad there. Hope she heals quickly.

    Yay for your book launch! You had a good turnout.

    And I read your fascinating Huffington Post piece and “liked” it.