Catching up a bit here – last week, the wonderful author Rita Bay allowed me to contribute a tale of haunting doggy love to her Goosebumps series on her blog. Here’s a bit:
We named the pup Delilah. Why such a glamorous name for a small mutt of a dog? I don’t recall. A dark brown fur ball, Delilah’s appearance reflected the mix of her mother’s spaniel and her papa’s “unknown provenance,” shall we say. She quickly showed us her spirit, which lived up to her name: regal doggy smile on her sweet face, a ton of feminine spunk in her demeanor. As she aged, spunk sometimes became crankiness. A lifelong problem with hip dysplasia meant Delilah felt some pain or discomfort most of the time. Occasionally, she showed her impatience, but she was always as glamorous as her name.
Find out why I’d love to be haunted by Delilah for the rest of my days. Read the whole tale here. And while you’re at it, check out the other stories of ghosts, hauntings, and monsters from some great fellow writers as part of the Goosebumps series all October long. And see Rita’s dog Bruiser in costume!