Sunday, June 24, 2012
Now to the breeds: Corgi, Malamute, Golden Retriever (2), Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Terrier Mix, Yorkshire Terrier (yes, another one!), Collie, Chow, and a Silky Terrier. I'm sure there are many more--I only spent fifteen minutes making this list.
Why do dogs predominate? Let me hypothesize: Cozy mysteries usually involve amateur sleuths who are by nature caring, compassionate and the type of people who love dogs. (Yes, they are sometimes nosy, but we'll call that curious)
Herbie is not actually Jaswinder's dog although she is not above borrowing him for a good cause. This intrepid Yorkie is owned by the elderly Hortense Harrington, a patient in the dental clinic where Jaswinder works. In addition to being potential sleuthing partners, dogs are also excellent companions and lots of fun. Sounds like my two spoiled pooches!