Frieda and I get closer all the time. She listens to me, and is very affectionate, often lying by my feet or putting her head in my lap. But essentially, she is a one person dog. She is strongly attached to Maria, watching her all the time, lying down next to her, protecting her. The one person dog is a special kind of dog. Rose is a one person dog. She is attached to Maria, but she watches me all the time, and moves into whatever room I am in. Rose doesn't cuddle, but she is always nearby, the trait of a working dog, as Frieda is. Frieda has two powerful working strains in her – the Shepherd and the Rottweiler. But her eyes suggest character, and great affection and loyalty. Her job is to keep the farm safe.
The book tour continues this afternoon. Saratoga Springs Borders, on Broadway, 2 p.m. With Izzy. Monday, we continue the search for a reading place in Columbus, Ohio next Sunday, possibly the Book Loft, we'll see. Wednesday night, Rita Mae Brown and I will be at Borders in Bailey's Crossing Virginia, 7 p.m. Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, N.Y., sponsored by Red Fox Books. Saturday, the Half Moon Library in Clifton Park. Then we hit the road. Possibly in Columbus Sunday, but in Dayton, for sure, at Books & Co., next Monday night. Then Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky., both at Joseph Beth stores.