A Doggie’s Christmas Past

A fun post from Christmas past.


Buddy's Christmas Visitor

            JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, WOOF, WOOF, WOOF, WOOF …. Is my human mom’s way of singing that Christmas song. The carol doesn’t sound like that on her tapes or on the radio. Mom likes to play Christmas music when she bakes or decorates the tree.

            It was my sixth or seventh year at the farm where I live with my human family. My mom decorates me too! I’m kind of into the holiday routine, and have learned to take the jingle bell that she attaches to my collar in stride. Soon after Thanksgiving I ring like the proverbial belled cat until the New Year. I try to humor Mom by woofing along with her rendition of Jingle Bells. It makes her happy, and I usually get a treat for my participation.

            It began to snow the week before Santa’s expected arrival. The storm was so bad that…

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Vampire Sighting at Whipps Ledges!

Turkey buzzards aren’t the only thing to keep an eye out for in the Hinckley Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

The DesendantLocal author, Kellie Grealis, tells the tale of a young woman who is haunted by strange visions, and plagued by physical symptoms that doctors can’t find.
Travel with Allison through the strange world in which she awakens following a devastating car crash.



Title: The Descendant
Sub Title: The Descendant Vampire Series Book 1
Author: Kellie Grealis
Copyright: 2013 Kellie Grealis

Allison Carmichael is not satisfied with her mundane existence. She has been told by her parents that she is special and destined for greatness. Rising up the corporate ladder and a happy marriage just aren’t enough to satisfy her. She wants more.

Matt, her husband, cautions her to watch what she wishes for. He thinks she is dissatisfied with her life because they are childless. Allison is disappointed with her inability to have a baby, but that doesn’t explain her other symptoms. She goes to doctor after doctor, and all tell her she is normal. Allison decides she is having a midlife crisis, but she is barely past thirty.

Other forces are at work, which will be reveled in “The Descendant” the first book in Kelley’s vampire trilogy. Could all Allison’s problems be traced back to a biblical ancestor? Pick up a copy to find out.

I highly recommend this book to those who would like a twist on the old vampire tales. The Descendant rates a strong 4.3 on my Book-O-Meter. Age appropriate for readers 14 and up.

Reviewed by Jackie

Here are some links to Kelley Grealis:
Website: http://KelleyGrealis.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kelley-Grealis/e/B008I3D9OA

Thanks for visiting this blog.

Look for more books with Northern Ohio and Cleveland connections throughout December. Happy Holidays from Jackie and all the Backyard horses.

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