Friday, July 21, 2006

Smith and Shelly

It's my blog. If I want to post sentimental pictures of my pets, I can. (Thank God my stories are edited.)


Anonymous Gwenda said...

So cute!

July 21, 2006 11:01 AM  
Blogger jeffy said...

Can a reader assume that Shelly was the model for the dog in "Laika Comes Back Safe"?

I heard your reading of that story in Seattle and very much enjoyed it. Well, if enjoy is the right word for such a sad tale. After thinking about it for a while (long after the reading ended) I wanted to ask if the seeming metaphor of lycanthropy for mental illness was an intentional choice and if so whether you had a specific motivation for that choice. I guess that might be kind of a personal question, so no worries if you don't want to answer.

July 21, 2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger chance said...

Awww. That's awesome.

With your move to texas, will you be at WFC in the fall?

July 21, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

omygod I love those dogs!

July 22, 2006 7:50 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Jeffy, I can't say that the big dog was exactly a model for the dog in laika comes back safe, but obviously, yeah, I love my dog and that's where Brittany's relationship with her German Shepherd Lacey comes from.

I don't have a specific motivation for the lycanthropy/mental illness thing. I just found the idea of two kids who were so trapped in their lives that they were willing to believe in lycanthropy to be really interesting, and I think, oddly true.

Chance, you bet I will be at WFC. Are you going? How's your novel?

Chris! Do you have my email address? I have a new computer, email me so I have your address?

July 22, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger David Moles said...


(I wouldn't bother making excuses. Friday pet blogging has a long and glorious tradition, anyway.)

July 22, 2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger Beth Adele said...

If you're going to post sentimental pet pictures, they should definitely be this adorable. Hurrah for canines!

July 22, 2006 10:49 AM  
Blogger Trent said...

What cuties!

July 22, 2006 1:10 PM  
Blogger Responsible Artist said...

I can't wait to send you your cute animal-related Austin housewarming presents.

July 24, 2006 12:46 AM  

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