Fiction Furbaby: Meet Cleo from Finding Home: Caveman Creek Book 1 by Pia Manning @PiaManning @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsCan new vet Elizabeth Faulkner love two men? In Pia Manning’s new small town menage romance, Finding Home, she must decide if her heart will allow both Brent and Luke Callahan in.

Pia, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about Finding Home: Caveman Creek Bk 1.

Finding Home: Caveman Creek Book 1 by Pia Manning

Genre Contemporary, Small Town, Menage Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NC 17-X

Newly licensed vet Elizabeth Faulkner only needs two things: New clients for her practice and a decent place to live for herself and her disabled little sister. When her sister inherits an old farmhouse in Pinecone Creek, Wisconsin, Elizabeth thinks at least one wish has been granted. But a greedy land developer will stop at nothing to get her land, and her new clients Brent and Luke Callahan, are more interested in a relationship than her vet skills. Brent and Luke have waited years for their forever woman. They know their wait is over once they see Elizabeth. But can she love two men? Can Elizabeth provide a home for her sister before the little girl becomes lost in the foster system? Welcome to Caveman Creek where the men behave a little like Neanderthals when it comes to their women

Meet Put Furbaby Cleo Book Finding Home: Caveman Creek Book 1

Full name: Cleo

Nickname: n\a

Gender: Female

Species: Mix: German Shepherd/Yellow Lab

Physical description: German Shepherd features with a yellow coat with black points

Relationship to main character: Her furry friend

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: none

Where this furbaby came from: Cleo had been abandoned at a gas station. When Elizabeth stopped for gas, Cleo jumped into her truck

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Cleo from Finding Home: Caveman Creek Book 1 by Pia Manning @PiaManning @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsWhat inspired you to create this character?

I’ve worked with animal rescues in the past-I’ve done everything from washing pet blankets to grant writing. It never ceases to amaze me how dedicated rescue workers are. Elizabeth is a veterinarian, so naturally, she loves animals. She encounters Cleo at a gas station and is told the dog had been hanging around for a week, begging. It didn’t take her long to offer Cleo a home after that. While my furbabies are rescues, half are foundling rescues-they were abandoned and found their way to me. The other half are from humane societies.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Cleo is a trusted friend who rides shotgun to most farm calls with Elizabeth.

What does this furbaby eat?

Although Cleo eats kibbled dog food, she’s wouldn’t turn her nose up at table scraps.

What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?

Hmmmm, well they bonded over the front seat of Elizabeth’s truck, but Cleo also likes exploring anything outside and sleeping on the bed at night. At the end of the day, Cleo’s natural habitat is wherever Elizabeth happens to be.

What does this furbaby add to the story?

Joy and love. Cleo finds joy in almost everything. She loves to have her ears scratched, ride in the truck and explore old barns. (Oh the smells!) Even though she was abandoned, Cleo gives unconditional love to Elizabeth. Rescue dogs are big believers in second chances.

About Blondie

This post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

In Finding Home, Cleo is modeled after my dog, Blondie. They could be twins they look so much alike! Blondie is a rescue from the local humane society. She had been passed around between different homes within the same family before someone decided they didn’t want her and brought her to the shelter. It took me thirty seconds to fall in love with her.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

Blondie likes to supervise her domain. This means going upstairs and laying down where she can see as much of the living area as possible. My cats like to lay on me somehow. Failing that, they’ll hang out on the back of whatever chair or couch I’m sitting on.

What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?

I’d have to say Mimi, the hedgehog.

Where did you find your pet?

Blondie was a humane society rescue, as was one of my cats. The other two cats were foundling rescues. Belle had taken refuge under some chairs on our deck. She was so sick that I didn’t know if she’d make it. Fortunately, we have a great vet! Frieda showed up during a snowstorm and decided to stick around.

What do you feed your pet?

The cats share a small can of cat food in the morning. They also have dry food available all day. Blondie has one biscuit after our morning walk, and then half a can of dog food mixed with two cups of dry. And we never (lol pfft) give her table scraps!

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

The cats love anything that moves. And boxes. Blondie has a big stuffed monkey that she carries around. She enjoys making it squeak.

Where to buy Finding Home: Caveman Creek Book 1

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I live in the northwoods territory of Wisconsin with my spousal unit, Blondie girl, and three spoiled felines. When not writing, I can be found dog walking, reading, playing Clash of Clans or crocheting.

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Shout out to Stray Feral Rescue

Stray Feral Rescue is a small volunteer feline foster and cat colony organization with 501c3 standing. They encourage spaying/neutering as well care for abandoned cats, and colonies of feral cats. They work in partnership with other rescue groups in NW Wisconsin and Minnesota. Their official mailing address is: 1360 Riviera Ave. S. Lakeland, MN 55043.