Tuesday, July 22, 2008



This is my dog, Nero. (Note he is on the chair that he is not supposed to be on, and this quick photo was taken when I caught him napping.) He has a plan to help me get in shape—each night he takes me for a walk. Unfortunately, he's in about as good of shape as I am, and ends up lagging behind. But I appreciate him helping me train for my upcoming trip to Kyoto. We've got until September 15th to prepare me for long walking days of catching trains and combing the Kansai and Kantou areas for photos and settings for future books.

Which will make a pleasant change from the internet combing I've done the past two days for research on local lore to complete the short story I had to start to meet—surpass more likely—the word goal for the writing challenge.

4 comments:

Karen Mahoney said...

OMG!! Nero is so freakin' cute!

Awww... What kind of dog is he? Um... you don't have to answer that here. Let me know when you next email me. More doggie pics, please. *g*

C. Leigh Purtill said...

Your upcoming trip sounds fabulous! So jealous!!! How long will you be gone?

Chandra Rooney said...

About 15, Leigh, with two sort of lost to travel and another one or two to jet leg.

Jim said...

Smushy hugs to the Nerdlette. (you know I'd let him on all the furniture.)