As we try to recuperate from the frantic activities of the holidays, readjust our diets to their healthy levels and adapt to the colder January temperatures, our furry friends also have to readjust to life as normal. We often assume that life is always "as normal" for our pets, but they are affected by any change of routine, whether it be increased visitors, holiday decorations or just a change in tempo from their everyday schedules. Things are slowly returning to their pre-holiday normalcy in the Smith house.
But the Smith felines have made a few New Year's resolutions that I would like to share with you!
|Sunnybud has resolved to be on time for his daily visits, although today he was already late for his morning feeding!|
|London has resolved to divide her time between the bed in an upstairs bedroom and her new heated bed in the room next door. A little exercise moving from one "bed" to the other will never hurt!|
|Paddy has resolved that she will remain as photogenic as ever.|
|Zoie has resolved that she is going to "like" Halo and that there is room on the bed for both of them.|
|Zoie is also going to get a bit more exercise playing with Paddy, although she still likes to be "queen of the box!"|
|Paddy has resolved that, even though she is now "grown up," she still will still take an afternoon nap with her mom.|
|Halo has resolved to spend a bit more "awake" time. Actually she's tried of every blog post ending with "And Halo slept through it all!!"|
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 91st novel will be released in 2016.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.