We couldn’t pass up the All-American Pet Photo Day without sharing our Anaiah family pets.
Judith Natelli Mclaughlin, author of the Mackenzie Goode series
Duke is an eleven-year-old West Highland White Terrier. He is a digger by nature and, in equal amounts, likes to dig in the outdoor dirt and on the indoor couch (burying his bones from friends and enemies). If he sees you, see him, burying a bone, he will move it! He is part royalty with his full name being The Duke of South Mountain and all heart!
Lisa Dunn, author of the Chasmaria Chronicles series
Becca Hart, author of Against All Odds
Bella’s a tiny kitty who likes to play, sometimes a little too roughly. She’s an indoor cat and got kind of scared the last time I tried to take her outside on a leash. My husband is her favorite person in the family
Connie Ann Michael, author of The Screamers series and The Thousand Moments series
Laura Thomas, author of The Glass Bottom Boat
Carrie Dalby, author of Corroded and Fortitude
This is Nick, our family’s parakeet. We’ve had him for almost ten years. Nick is old and opinionated but has fine taste in music. We’ve never clipped his wings after bringing him home, so he’s a bit wild but will sometimes land on my desk to sit on top of my computer screen while I write.
Colleen Hall, author of Her Traitor’s Heart
My Rocky Mountain mare, “No Doubt,” is waiting for her supper.
Punky, our butterscotch tabby, is chilling.
Linda Brendle, author of A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos
When Kitty was just a few weeks old, she came walking out from under our back porch meowing at the top of her little lungs. We began feeding her, but she was an outside cat at first. Later, when it began to get cold, she wormed her way into the house and into our hearts. Now she is three years old, and she rules our home. The thing I love about this picture is that she is not a cuddly cat, except with David – and he doesn’t like cats, except for Kitty.
Sara Beth Williams, author of When Hearts Collide
Patch is probably the fluffiest cat you’ll ever meet. He hates being inside, but loves being social with humans. He’s quite vocal when he wants attention.
Andrea Jo Rodgers, author of Saving Mount Rushmore
Cooper is our beloved 12-year-old miniature dachshund rescue.
Holly Cohen, author of The Christmas Angel in Apt. 3C
This is our 19 year-old sweetheart named Hana. She can’t get around as easily as she used to, but she enjoys going for a “walk” in my husband’s backpack. She purrs the whole time and sniffs at the air.
Laurie Batzel, author of With My Soul
When my husband and I started dating, I told him I had wanted a corgi ever since pet-sitting for a litter of corgi puppies as a teenager. He smiled, went into his kitchen and returned holding a mug with a picture of a corgi on it. 12 years of marriage and 4 kids later, we finally completed our dream family with Stuart “Lil Legs” Batzel this spring.
Jennifer Pierce, author of Hidden Danger
Chloe is part Australian Shepherd and we don’t know what else. She is really energetic. She enjoys chewing on everything whether it’s a 2×4, rubber mat, or Boots. She also enjoys running and playing with my kids. She has a habit of sitting on my son when he falls.
Jackie Minniti, author of Jacqueline
Stephanie Eding, author of Unanchored
Laurie Wood, author of Northern Deception
The golden retriever on the left is Valour, 7.5 yrs old. The border collie mix on the left is Apollo, 4.5 yrs old. We got Valour as a puppy when my husband finished his deployment in Afghanistan. We named Apollo after his trip down to Houston’s Space Center.