I apologize for the delays. My poor health earlier and a family emergency now. I love writing, I do, and I appreciate your patience, all of you. Having fans waiting makes it both easier (having people that appreciate my work) and harder (making the work as good as possible for those fans). I am working hard on it and hope to get back into the groove today. Instead of the originally planned snippet today I am giving you the litter of beagle puppies that we had about 2 years ago in the house. They were so cute!