Tuesday, August 22, 2006

formals, dog problems, new covers and line edits...

as the old saying goes, it never rains but it pours. This past week felt like that--everything came on at once.

Kasey had her formal last Saturday, so we spent Friday and Saturday running around collecting last minute items, and getting her hair and make-up done. It came as quite a shock to see her all dressed up--my little girl is growing up and becoming a lady (more so than her mother ever was, anyway. Me, I was always a tomboy ;) )

On Sunday we noticed that Ella's limp hadn't gotten any better, so she obviously hadn't just jarred her leg like we first thought. So, off to the vet to see what the problem is. We discovered she's a fatty--46 kilos, which is a whole lot of dog--and that the problem could be arthritis, or something worse. We're waiting to see if the jab she received yesterday works or not. If it does, then it's arthritis. If it doesn't, she has to have xrays and blood tests to see what's going on. Either way, the black fatty has to lose weight. (I may add here that I don't overfeed, and don't give her lots of treats. But as the vet said, labs can sniff food and put on kilos. So, she's sort of like me in that respect :D )

And of course, in the midsts of all the running around on Friday, the line edits for Dangerous Games came in. I have a week to get them done and get them back to Bantam. There goes the writing for the next couple of days! And Bantam has redone the cover art for Tempting Evil and Dangerous Games. I loved the old covers, and I love these:


Blogger Mel said...

They look great! They got them some good cover artists at Bantam : )

Hope the leaping lab improves soon.

7:03 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Ayme said...

hmm....I don't like these covers....I like the old ones!! ;__; can't you ask them to change it back to the original ones please?! These look like ummm....i dunno it isn't pretty as the other ones...

9:35 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Kez said...

the leaping lap is much better--so it's definitely looking like arthritis. Medication here we come!

8:41 AM, August 24, 2006  
Blogger Kez said...

sorry Ayme--authors have no say on covers!

They are very different to the originals, but they're also more in line with the covers for FMR and KS. Bantam's going for a series style, and I think they've achieved that with the two new ones. The others were pretty, but I really like these ones too :)

8:44 AM, August 24, 2006  
Blogger Y said...

Oooooh, very nice. I love the covers... :)

9:50 AM, August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Lyn said...

Love the new covers, Keri. Labs are notorious for being overweight, infact my SIL's black lab looks like a keg on legs! Hope she picks up soon.

7:11 PM, August 25, 2006  
Blogger Kez said...

Thing is, Ella doesn't look like a keg. You can still see ribs, for heaven's sake! Well okay, when she sits down she takes on a pyramid shape but that's beside the point. :D

8:52 AM, August 30, 2006  

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