Happy Wednesday friends! I promised you that today we would get to hear about a Day in the Life of someone special to author Kelly Goshorn. Are you ready?? Meet Levi, Kelly’s dog. I think you’re going to like him!
A Day in the Life of Levi (a happily spoiled Welsh corgi)
Hello, I’m Levi. I’m a six-year-old male Pembroke Welsh corgi. I live with my family in a small town called Purcellville, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mom is a writer. I’m not sure exactly what that means but she spends a great deal of time typing on her computer wearing what she calls “comfy clothes.”
Our day starts around 5 a.m. Sometimes even earlier, when she has to work at Target. The house is quiet, and mom says that’s her best time to write. On a side note, I tend to follow her everywhere she goes—even the bathroom.
After mom starts heating up water for tea, she gives me two treats. One I love, usually a Pup-peroni or a Beggin’ Strip. The other is for my teeth. I eat that too, but NEVER first! She takes time now to pet me and give me “belly-lovin’.” There isn’t anything I won’t do for a good belly rub. You’re probably wondering why she hasn’t taken me outside yet. Dad, my second most favorite two-legger, bought me an automatic doggie door that opens with a sensor on my collar. How cool is that? I can take myself outside whenever I want!
Once mom has her tea, she reads her Bible and prays for a while then she starts clicking on the keyboard. She likes to work at her desk. I lay beside her and look out the window. Dad built me these steps so I can get on and off without hurting myself.
After mom hits her word target for the day, she takes me for a long “W.” My two-leggers know I can spell W-A-L-K so they say “W.” They haven’t figured out yet that I know what that means, too. Corgis are highly intelligent. We walk in all kinds of weather. With my thick coat I really enjoy cold temperatures.
Mom and dad have trained me to walk off leash in my neighborhood. I stay close and wait at the corners for them to tell me it’s safe to cross. This seems to impress most humans. When we get home, Mom works (or sometimes reads, but don’t tell Dad) for another few hours. If the weather is nice, we sit on the back porch. This is my favorite place she writes. She brings a cup of ice just for me.
After lunch we take a short walk to stretch our legs. Sometimes, Barnaby, our cat follows us. This annoys me because that’s my time with mom and he starts meowing after only a few blocks. Why doesn’t he just stay home if he’s going to complain?
When we get home, mom gets on the computer AGAIN. This time to work as a virtual assistant for a travel agent. Sometimes I jump up on her lap and lay across the keyboard so she has to pay me more attention. Then I curl up by her feet and take a nap so I’m rested when dad gets home. He usually plays tug-of-war with me.
By the time dad gets tuckered out supper is ready. After walks, dinner is my favorite time of the day because my entire family is seated at the table eating people food. My dad calls me a “professional mendicant.” That’s a fancy term for beggar. I usually have to perform tricks to earn my people treats but I have no shame when it comes to chicken or steak. I know how to sit, lay down, shake, play dead, and give high-fives.
Mom posts a lot of pictures of me on Facebook and Instagram. She says I’m more famous than her. I don’t know about that, but she did give her heroine in A Love Restored a corgi named, Buddy. I guess that makes me her muse.
Thanks for visiting with me today. Before I leave, mom said to tell you she’s celebrating the release of her debut novel, A Love Restored, with a giveaway. She’ll send one print copy of her book (U.S. only) or E-book (international) to one person who comments below about their favorite fictional animal. She said hers is Wilbur, the pig from Charlotte’s Web. Really, mom? A pig?
Wow! Make sure you comment about your favorite fictional animal to be entered! Contest ends Saturday July 7th at 8:00pm EST.
Connect with Kelly Goshorn!
Her website: http://kellygoshorn.com/