There are times the dogs come back with a story behind them... "This dog is not housbroken. It poops/pees in the house everyday". I then take the dog back wondering why the heck he/she is acting this way b/c the while in the foster home it never had an accident. I then get the dog back and it never has an accident. I start to wonder was the person telling the truth? Was the person not taking the dog out? Was the person leaving the dog alone for too many hours? You really have to wonder why the heck the dog would be perfect in the foster home bad in the adopters home and then fine after it was returned. Then you have the people that say the dog is aggressive or in some case the dog did bite. And this is behavior that you never expected from the dog. I then get these stories from the people on how the dog is aggressive towards the kids and she just doesn't understand why. The dog has been fine and the kids are always wrestling and playing with the dog. I get the dog back and he is 100% fine. You can do anything to him and I have him around kids and nothing. So was the person telling the truth or did the kids do something to the dog that made him fearful of them?
Title: Dark Legacy, Legacy Series, book 1. Author: Anna DeStefano. Genre: Paranormal thriller. Mass market paperback: 307 pages. Publisher: Love Spell. Review: News Bite. Description: "Die!” scream her nightmares. The voice is her sister’s, the compulsion stronger than any ordinary dream. Maddie Temple can’t go through this again. Her twin is in a coma for the last ten years. Their psychic link was severed. But there’s a lot Maddie doesn’t know about the 200-year-old curse on her family, about the shadowy group that wants to exploit the Temple powers for themselves, about the sexy psychiatrist offering to help her. The only way to find the answers antd avoid being pulled into the abyss of madness is to trust her heart and confront her. My Review: Well, I got this book after swearing off Paranormal Romances. I have a feeling I may not stick to my vow of avoiding them. I saw it and said, "Mmmm, this can't be a PNR. There isn't a (half) naked man in sight!" Not that I am complaining about naked men, but I do shy away from those covers due to my preconceived notion that the insides contain mind numbing (or mushing) fluff. This book is beyond repetitive. I was coaxing the book, "Yeah, yeah baby, I get it. Let's be gettin' to the good stuff." The nightmares mere so damn! I am not super dense, I do grasp things after I am told a time or two. If so much of this material was going to be repeated you would have hoped for some variety. Right?
So that was extremely frustrating as well as a yawn fest. The romance was weird. No chemistry. And the s3x was funky (of what I read of it. I admit I skimmed this book after a bit) and not actually real. I always think it is strange that a love interest doesn't run when the first sign of crazy pops up. You don't know this person and suddenly they are pushing you away and/or acting mentally deranged. Maybe they are even physically harming you. I guess the love interest/other person needs to be a little bit psycho too, yeah? "I don't mind that you stabbed me, baby. Because deep down I know we are meant to be. Just stay on your meds". There were four POVs. The main character, Maddie (I see her as the true main). The love interest dude (whatever his name was). A doctor man, who is experimenting on and in love with Maddie's crazy and violent sister. The sister (whatever her name is, really don't care). Hated most, okay make that all, of the POVs. I felt like I didn't know or even care about the characters half way through. I actually disliked (intensely) the doc and the sister after a bit. Maddie and loverboy were just too bland and flat too feel anything expect annoyed. As I said in my goodreads review, I got a bit of a kick in the junk after the being put through this non-eventful book and then they tell us that it isn't really over, there still is evil brewing. Kill me now! I hate those kind of endings. Definitely not encourage me to read the second in the series. Especially with what I got the first time. Rating: Did not finish. Read at your own risk. Brain leakage may occur, so stuff some cotton balls in your ears if you do take the risk and read this book.
Dog rescue is a very tricky balancing act. You have to balance work, family, life and then the rescue. The only problem is rescue is so much work and time that other things get pushed aside. Like the Christmas tree that is still up in my front room! Ornaments are off and have been for 2 weeks but tree is still up... ooops! I did get everything else Christmas put away almost immediately! Which reminds me I can probably get my few Valentine's Day stuff out! Hmmm wonder when I am going to have time for that. The Pits I took in are doing wonderfully. They are very good dogs and I really have no concerns about them what so ever. They are ready to start a new life in a home with a family and be the center of someone's world. I have them off the leash trained, almost totally crate trained, working on come and sit but doing very well with that. They poop outside every time but peeing we do have accidents even though I watch them like a hawk. Stairs forget it! Scary scary scary. We will keep working on those.
Wishbone was afraid of them too for a long time now he runs up and down them like they are nothing. Last night I was showing Freedom how to do the stairs. Omg, so funny he was gripping with his front toes like he was holding on for dear life. I just carry him down, he isn't going anywhere near that hole in the floor so I have to pick up his nearly 40 pound body and carry him down. He still has about 4 or 10 pounds he needs to gain so he better figure it out quick b/c soon he will weigh 1/2 as much as me and I am not carrying him then! I took in another JRT today. I totally don't have room nor should I have taken him. I just don't want another dog but he was getting put down tomorrow. Ugh! What I was supposed to do. Nice doggie see you in the after life? No! So he is in my. He smells so bad. First thing I am going to do when I get home is give him a bath. Gross! Well I am off to a dentist appointment that I really don't have time for b/c work is kicking my butt but oh well. Balancing act continues.