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by Terry Spear
I love cats and I love dogs. My black and white cat Trixie was rescued from a Dumpster by the Kitty Welfare Society in New Jersey and came home with me long before I got married and started adding things like the husband, then the most loving yellow Labrador retriever you could ever imagine, then a son and then a daughter. Trixie was offended every time I brought something/someone new home with me.
But it didn’t take her long before she was curling up next to Dusty the dog, or lying on the floor waiting for my son—a toddler at the time—to crawl after her. When he’d veer off, crawling in a different direction, she’d look disappointed!
When I brought home baby number two, Trixie actually hissed and swiped at her. She’d had enough. No more new things added to the household that needed my attention. But then we got a black standard poodle puppy. And Trixie the cat had to suck it up.
So what does this have to do with the jaguars of Savage Hunger? Or wolves in the Heart of the Wolf series? Research!
Wolves are loyal, protective, family-oriented, and mate for life. Cats…well, they tend to cat around.
There is a definite pecking order in wolf packs and with dogs in a family, also. Dusty is a totally agreeable, loveable lab, who brought a baby bird that had fallen out of its nest to us to take care of. She was the most mothering dog we’ve ever owned. But when Charlemagne, the tiny poodle pup, tried to eat out of Dusty’s dish, the good-natured lab growled at her. She was the pack leader of the other dogs. Where did Trixie the cat fit in? She got to eat out of the dogs’ dish FIRST. If she came up to the dish when Dusty was eating, Dusty let her slip in and take her fill.
Wolves will fight to the death with other wolves that encroach on their pack territory. Jaguars are also territorial, but rarely kill one of their own kind.
It’s been very fun to incorporate all the differences into this new series that starts with Savage Hunger, where jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love.
So what have your pets taught you? And who do you think wins the war in cats vs. dogs?
ONE lucky commenter will win the entire nine-book set of Terry’s award-winning Heart of the Wolf series. And FOUR will get a copy of Terry’s latest release, Savage Hunger.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. When she’s not writing or making teddy bears, she’s teaching online writing courses or gardening. For more information, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear or check out her Facebook page.
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