I got the idea for the book long ago - 2012 to be exact. Back then, I wrote 4 pages about a woman visited by her fairy godfather - only he's afraid of dogs, so he's terrified of her Dachshund. I stashed the idea away though, because then I got busy with Rescue Me, Maybe and House Trained.
At one point in 2013, I saw a blog post on A Tail of Two Cardis about "Faerie Steeds." You can read the whole story here, but, in a nutshell, there's a legend that long ago the faerie folk needed a steed they could ride, so they came up with the "dwarf dog." (Apparently gi is dog in Welsh, and cor is dwarf, so corgi = "dog of the dwarfs." See more here.) The dogs were helpful and loyal, and the faeries used them to pull their carts or even rode them into battle.
The corgi in the book is named Llewellyn, after my "nephew" angel Lou. If you've been around the blog a long time, you'll remember Lou.
|Such a sweet, handsome boy!|
The Llew in the book is sort of a combo of Lou's and Reggie's personalities, and he features prominently in one of my favorite chapters in the book!
Reg says "Read that chapter to me right now!!" (Reg is helping proofread it, which is why he has a copy.)
I'm a little anxious about having it be out in the world but hopefully folks will find it to be a lot of fun and enjoy it!
If your dog was "invented" by a fairy/magical creature, what service would he/she provide?
Thinking Rita would be Defender of the Realm.
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