August is the best month here in Seattle. Sure, it's a little hot for us double-coated breeds, but the sun is out, so Seattle residents toss their umbrellas into the closet and slink out from their caves to soak up some much-needed vitamin D. And they bring their dogs with them! We run, we play, we go to the beach--illegally, since Seattle doesn't officially let dogs on the beach--and we take lots of naps in doppled-gray sun puddles.
My favorite place to hang out is Green Lake Park. Not only is there this great walking trail I can drag my human, Kate, along, but there are crows, and squirrels, and ducks, and squirrels, and geese, and squirrels, and turtles, and...
Did I mention that there are squirrels?
The only bad thing about Green Lake is that Kate knows someone who was killed there once. But that was a long time ago. She's solved two other murders since then. Surely five is her limit, don't you think?
Tracy asked me to tell you that to celebrate the dog days of summer, she's giving away a copy of your choice of any of the books in her series. To enter, leave a caption for the photo of Ana in the comments. Tracy will pick the winner on Monday, August 13.
Good luck, and check out all of my adventures at --