It’s a truism that most horse people have dogs, and the characters in Linnhe McCarron’s books are horse people so….yes, one of the characters is a dog.
Readers meet Luna, a German Shepherd, in Book 1, Fool Me Once, and continue to enjoy her in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows. She belongs to Frank, Andee Barton’s husband, and she is indeed “quite the character” (pun fully intended).
Here are a couple of snippets from Fool Me Once:
“It was apparent a few minutes later that Frank had arrived when Luna bolted for the side door to welcome her master. “Hey, princess!” Andee gave Aaron a wry smile, “See what I mean? He’s not talking to me.”
“She’d added a gold bangle on one of Stephanie’s wrists and a wide band of dark red jade on the other. Even Luna sported a dressy bandanna for the occasion, fashioned from one of Julia’s many silk scarves.”
And a few from A Bitter Wind Blows:
“The morning passed quickly as Rickie, Aaron and Frank toured what would become Riverwood in Frank’s comfortable new side-by-side UTV. Frank’s German Shepherd, Luna, hopped up into her customary spot next to her master. She reluctantly ceded her seat when he told her she’d have to ride in the back and let Aaron sit up front with him. Rickie saw the dog’s downcast face and put her arm around Luna’s shoulders, giving her an affectionate squeeze. “It’s you and me, girlfriend,” she told her.”
“That smells great,” Rickie said. Luna raised her muzzle and sniffed the air. “Can she have a piece?” Ronnie asked. “You’re as bad as Frank!” Andee scolded. “Of course, she can. She loves eggs. And sausage. And everything else.”