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Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Dog Who Can Open Doors Strikes Again
It was very disturbing to find the Dog Who Can Open Doors waiting outside for me when I returned home from the library this morning. My previous dog Wallace (of "Rex and the City" fame) probably would have chased the car all the way to the library. Chloe, fortunately, was curled up on the front lawn, waiting. I'm also fortunate that we have a huge lawn far from the road.
We don't lock our doors in the country, but I guess it's time to do so!
Her English Setter friend Rainbow, by the way, was the one who first taught her to open doors.
I am an author and musician who divides my time between New York City, upstate New York and (in the winters) various warm places. My memoir “Rex and the City: True Tales of a Rescue Dog Who Rescued a Relationship” (Random House) was hailed as “the best human-with-dog memoir you’ll ever read.”(An expanded eBook edition of RATC is now available). Forthcoming books include two novels; a memoir about my experiences living in a tent at a Buddhist retreat center; a young-adult fantasy series (which seems to be writing itself at the moment); and Volume II of “Rex.”
I am also a vocalist and am currently recording a companion CD to "The Expatriate’s Guide" with songs based on characters from this novel.I’m also a kirtan walli and lead chants from the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh & Native American traditions. I just started recording my first kirtan CD with beloved producer Gaura Vani Buchwald. I feel blessed to be able to do what I love and aspire to give back to the world. Thus,I always donate 10% of book proceeds to animal rescue.