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It's a Dog's Life

It's a Dog's Life

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by Dale Mayer
This is a NOVELLA of approximately 24,000 words - 70 odd pages.

It's the first day of Ninna's job in the local animal shelter...and a dog is talking to her. Not just any dog...a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey.

She can't quit, she needs this job. And then there's the yummy vet who turns out to live across the street


This is a NOVELLA of approximately 24,000 words - 70 odd pages.

It's the first day of Ninna's job in the local animal shelter...and a dog is talking to her. Not just any dog...a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey.

She can't quit, she needs this job. And then there's the yummy vet who turns out to live across the street from her. He has a house big enough to hold a few animals - including the mouthy Mosey. With all this going on, she doesn't have time to worry about the rash of break-ins and the sense of being watched. She's too busy worrying that she's nuts.

When Ninna agrees to dog sit for the cute vet from work, she sees it as a trial at being a pet owner and a way to build on her budding relationship with the vet. For Mosey, this weekend means time to get to know each other.

For the stalker who's tracking Ninna's movements, it means...opportunity.

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Meet the Author

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.

To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series . All her books are available in print and digital format.

Published Young Adult books include:

Family Blood Ties Series
• Vampire in Denial
• Vampire in Distress
• Vampire in Design
• Vampire in Deceit
• Vampire in Defiance
• Family Blood Ties Trilogy : Books 1-3

Design series
• Dangerous Designs
• Deadly Designs
• Darkest Designs
• Design Series Trilogy

• In Cassie's Corner
• Gem Stone

Published Adult Books:

Psychic Vision Series:
• Tuesday's Child
• Hide'n Go Seek
• Maddy's Floor
• Garden of Sorrow
• Knock, Knock...
• Rare Find - Coming Soon!
• Psychic Visions Set, Books 1-3

By Death Series
• Touched by Death
• Haunted By Death

Second Chances...at Love Series
• Second Chances

Other Books:
• Romance x3: An Anthology
• It's a Dog's Life
• Sian's Solution - a Family Blood Ties short story
• Riana's Revenge - a fantasy short story

• Career Essentials: The Resume
• Career Essentials: The Cover Letter
• Career Essentials: The Interview
• Career Essentials: 3 in 1

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It's A Dog's Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
What an interesting concept for this novella. I think that I would absolutely love it if it were me. It would be so cool to be able to speak with animals, especially the loved ones who are no longer with us. This was a quite well written and captivating novella. Mayer leads her readers to the conclusion through some interesting ups and downs rather than pulling and pushing them there. The characters were also quite well developed considering the story’s length. You got to know the 3 main characters quite well. However, at the end, I was left hanging on the status of the building relationship. As a whole, this was a very cute and touching novella. It really gave me a lot to think about and more than a little enjoyment on the way. It was a definite escape from reality as we know it, to reality as it could be. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Dale Mayer's Psychic Visions series, and while this one is definitely something different, her amazing writing style still brings the story to life. Ninna is a big of a mess. She's an unusual one that has had a problem with hearing things. When she starts her new job at the animal clinic she thinks this is going to be a fresh start - until the voices begin again. This is an incredibly sweet romance. Ninna and Stuart are brought together by a very unusual force - a Basset Hound named Mosey. He's a rather particular creature that is quite excited to find out that Ninna can hear him and communicate with him. He sets off to give her life advice and try to convince her she isn't really crazy. In fact, when a stalker comes calling, he and his friends are an important part in saving the day - in a very humorous fashion. The addition of the stalker adds a nice little dash of danger to the story and keeps it from being overly sweet. Mosey and the other animals add a nice dose of humor and fun as well. This book was so much fun to read. The only downside was that I wanted it to keep going!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Adorable, light suspense with a lovely romance and a touch of the psychic.  Ninna would never have taken the job with a vet if she had had any other choice.  She spent too much of her life dealing with the fact that she believed she heard animals talk to her.  Of course everyone knows that can't be true.  But life as often happens gets in the way of her intention of avoiding large groups of animals.  One good, make that great thing has come from this job; her boss is HOT.  When he asks her to pet sit she can't refuse even though that group of pets includes a basset that insists on talking to her. He is not her only problem either.  There is a burglar in her neighborhood and he seems to be focusing on her! I read this novella in the Must Love Pet's collection.
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
Love the Cover! I just love Mosey the Talking Dog. Ninna starts working at the animal shelter and she hears Mosey talking to her but she is the only one who can hear him. Stuart the cute vet that works there and lives across the street from her. Stuart brings some of the dog's with problems home with him including Mosey. He needs a pet sitter for a couple of days so he asks Ninna. She agrees because she is afraid to be in her home. She thinks someone is trying to break in. What a surprise ending. I loved every minute of this book.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
It’s a Dog’s Life by Dale Mayer Ninna Bradford finally landed a job after being out of work for way too long. It’s working at a pet center where they have medical facilitites, adoptions and dog training. She’s never owned a pet, but surely she can learn about them. And the handsome young vet isn’t hard to be around either. If only the big old basset hound would stop talking to her. She’d been through so much counseling to stop the voices and now when she finally has a good job, she seems to be going crazy. A great story with a touch of mystery along with a bit of romance. Hard times have hit their town and someone is busy with breaking into the homes around her. And it seems he’s taken to watching Ninna. Maybe she needs to find a dog of her own, one that doesn’t talk to her and drive her crazy. Although, Mosey is starting to grow on her a bit. **Language **This book will be included in the Must Love Pets bundle 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and fun reading. The ending was surprising and clever. Love the animal-human connection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprieed at the ending do