Monday, June 18, 2012
As we passed a woman walking her own dog, she did a double take and said, "Oh! I didn't realize at first that was a dog in the stroller." I supposed she'd initially thought I'd mated with Chewbacca and given birth to some type of hairy-faced offspring. : ) A few people driving by smiled at us as they passed. I know I probably looked goofy pushing a dog in a stroller, but I really didn't care. I was making an old, sweet dog happy and that's what mattered.
We'll do funny things for love, won't we? We'll go out of our way, inconvenience ourselves, sometimes even do things we abhor to make those we love happy. The things we'll do for love is one of the themes in DEATH, TAXES, AND EXTRA-HOLD HAIRSPRAY, book #3 in my Death & Taxes series, which will be released on June 26th. In this book, my heroine - IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway - searches for a wig for her beloved boss, Lu "The Lobo" Lobozinksi, who has lost her hair due to chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Buying a wig might not sound like much of a task, but given that Lu wears a strawberry-blond beehive, finding a wig that looks like her real hair is next to impossible! But Lu's hair doesn't just have altitude, it has attitude, and Lu just isn't the same woman without her beehive. Tara is bound and determined to find just the right wig, no matter what.
How far would you go for those you love? What funny or unusual or difficult things have you done for those you love? We'd love to hear your stories!
Posted by Diane Kelly at 12:00 AM