August 1st is a day to celebrate your girlfriends. I’m certain they meant for it to be a day to celebrate your HUMAN girlfriends–please do celebrate your friendships and don’t let them become neglected. However, I’m celebrating my other girlfriends on this day. Let me introduce a few.
This is Calliope, named for the muse of long poetry. She is my inspiration for my writing, looking over my shoulder. She is a green iguana.
This is one of my newest girlfriends, Button. We’ve been building a very special relationship for two years now. She lets me ride her bareback, so we have a physical connection to go with our spiritual one. She is a Missouri Fox Trotter.
And last, but never least, this is Myrtle the Red-foot Tortoise. She made me write my very first picture book, Don’t Call Me Turtle!, when she’d been called a turtle one too many times. This picture book explores the differences between tortoises and turtles in rhyme and is a fun-favorite among little ones and their parents. Of course, Myrtle never tires of me reading it to her!
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