Furbaby Friday with Sandra Dailey!


A warm welcome to Sandra and her dear little dog. Sandra is also sharing her new release with us,  a romantic suspense, The Co-Parent Project.

Sandra: I wish you could meet my furbaby, Archie. He’s a small, black and white terrier mix about seven-years-old. He was given to me by my sister four years ago. He’s quiet, well-behaved, and follows me everywhere.

Archie and I went through a scary time at the beginning of the year. He developed a bad cough and sneezing fits. I thought it was a cold. Still, I wanted to have him checked out. I made several attempts to contact his vet, to no avail. I decided it was time to find someone else.

After two hours of exams, tests, and x-rays with his new vet, I found out my little buddy was in big trouble. He had an abscessed tooth that had breached his sinus cavity, (the sneezing). Having a dental background I knew this could be fatal. He needed surgery.

His new vet was concerned about putting him under because of his loud heart murmur. Why hadn’t I been told he had a heart murmur by his old vet? A chest x-ray showed his heart wasn’t swollen, but he had a soft tissue collapse in his trachea, (the coughing). She could do the surgery, but I was ordered not to allow him to wear a collar ever again—more information I wish I’d had earlier.
The surgery was a success. But the month that followed was a challenge. We both love his new vet. It makes me wonder, though. Where would we be now if his old vet had answered her phone?

Interesting fact about Archie—he loves wearing clothes—sweaters, shirts, jackets, or just a bandana on hot days.

The Co-Parent Project

Parenting style won’t matter if they don’t all survive.

Blurb:
Luca Wolff and Joy Sullivan are competing for guardianship of their estranged, teenage nephew, Eric, after his parents are killed in a plane crash. Evidence shows the crash wasn’t an accident. Neither was a recent explosion that destroyed Luca’s house. When a fire is intentionally set in Joy’s home, suspicion points to Eric–and that’s not the end of their trouble.

Eric has been in his share of mischief, but now he has a chance to clean up his reputation. That’s hard to do when the only people who believe in you are the ones you’re accused of targeting. Just as Luca and Joy give in to romance, new information comes to light that could tear them apart along with Eric’s dream for a happy family. The three have to set aside their grief, personal issues, and disagreements to figure out who is out to kill them…and why.

Excerpt:
As soon as he walked through the door the smell of chemicals nearly drove him back outside. The odor was so strong it made his eyes water. He couldn’t take it anymore. “How can you live with the constant stench in this house?”

“I’m sorry. Mrs. Erving needed a perm today.” Joy walked in through the kitchen door carrying a squeeze bottle of mustard. “I was just making lunch. Would you like a ham and cheese sandwich?”

“No thanks,” he snarled. “All I’d be able to taste is that nasty smell.”

“How can you taste a smell?”

“You’d know if your olfactory receptors weren’t burned away. That stuff has got to cause brain damage.”

“Do you plan to claim it as a way to get Eric away from me? I wouldn’t put anything past a Wolff.”

Buy Links:
Wild Rose Press: https://bit.ly/2EmYPGj
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NocQ9P
Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2IrWA8V

Author Bio:
From childhood I’ve moved from place to place, from Indiana to Florida, stopping in several places in between. I also moved from job to job; as a waitress, soldier, retail manager, dental assistant, etc… The one thing I never had to leave behind was my imagination. Storytelling has always been my favorite way to pass time. I’ve often been told I should write a book. Finally, I did. It was so much fun: I felt I must write more, so I have. I’ve been a student of Long Ridge Writers Group and once won a short story contest with Harlequin. I currently live in North Florida with my husband, whom I torture with crazy story lines and half written manuscripts.

Contact Info:
Website/Blog: http://www.sandradailey.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sandradailey.author
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sdaileyauthor
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/sandradailey
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551048.Sandra_Dailey

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave Sandra a comment.

44 responses to “Furbaby Friday with Sandra Dailey!

  1. I am so glad his old vet didn’t answer! My goodness! Who knows if the problem would have ever been found.
    Now you have a happy puppy and happy mom😀He’s a very handsome boy.
    Your book sounds very interesting. I’ll definitely check it out.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Jennifer Zander Wilck

    Oh my gosh, poor Archie. I’m really glad you found a new vet and that Archie is okay. Hugs to you both and best of luck with your book.

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    • Sandra Dailey

      Thanks, Jennifer. It was scary for sure. When I told my husband how much it all cost he said, “It’s a good thing he’s such a great dog.”

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  3. Thank goodness your instinct to lead you to get better help for Archie from a caring vet. He looks like the king of the castle on that chair.

    I loved The Co-Parent Project. Look for my review soon under my Amazon name showmethelove.

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  4. Archie is adorable! I’m so glad he’s okay. I lost my kitty last year and it’s taking everything I have not to get another furry friend.

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  5. Maeve Greyson

    I’m so glad Archie is okay. Sounds like Divine intervention to me! Archie’s guardian angel pointed you to the new vet. THE CO-PARENT PROJECT sounds like a page-turner! I’m heading over to check it out. 🙂

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  6. Laura Strickland

    This sounds like such a fascinating read! Need to get my hands on it. I’m glad Archie is feeling much better, and thanks for the tip about not letting him wear a collar. Good to know!

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    • Sandra Dailey

      I didn’t know how different a dog’s trachea is from a human’s until I saw the x-rays. I don’t think I’ll ever use a collar on a dog again. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  7. I got my copy, Sandra.

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  8. Gosh Sandra, what an ordeal for Archie and for you! Glad he’s now okay. Good tip about the collar. Your book sounds good, so much success for you.
    Gerri

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  9. I’m glad Archie’s story has a happy ending. But how scary!

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  10. Christine Grabowski

    So glad Archie is doing well and you found a good vet. He is adorable.

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  11. So glad you were able to catch the dental issue with Archie. Very cute dog. Good luck on your new book.

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  12. Poor Archie. I’m so glad you found a reliable vet. Hope your pooch feels better. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Archie is adorable, Sandra! You’re right! I wish I could meet him, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great post, enjoyed meeting Archie. Much luck with your book, many sales to you 🙂

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  15. Great post, Sandra. Your book sounds intriguing. I’d love a dog like Archie. I’m so glad you found a good vet in time. Best wishes.
    Beth, thanks for introducing me to another great author.

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  16. You were so lucky his old vet didn’t answer. Whew. Enjoyed learning about your buddy and your new release. Good luck!

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  17. barbarabettis1

    He is just so cute! And to think he likes to wear clothes. Great. My fur-grand-baby even finds a way out of his collar!

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    • Sandra Dailey

      Maybe you should consider a harness, Barbara. That’s what Archie uses when we go out. Great to have you here.

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  18. Aw, Sandra, I’m so glad your little guy is okay. What a stressful month for the two of you.

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  19. Myriah Dailey

    Sorry I didn’t drop by yesterday. I worked a long shift. I’m so happy that my little brother is doing better. Those sneezing fits were really concerning. Did you ever find a new food that makes him happy?

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  20. Aw, Archie looks so much like my little rescue Bouncer. Sadly, he’s now gone over the Rainbow Bridge but we have another little rescue, Choccy, who is very different, but also very sweet. So glad Archie is OK. I’ve always used a harness on my dogs too, I can understand how a collar can injure their throats when there’s a leash attached. And to think there used to be a ‘training fashion’ for choke chains!

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