Linda Gray Sexton

Spotted Under The Mistletoe

By Linda Gray Sexton / December 9, 2014 /

Breeze and Chase were spotted under the mistletoe. They found each other just in time for Christmas. Here at Literati we are expecting Breeze’s second litter, and she should deliver little spotted packages the second week in December. GCH SunnyOaks St Florian Literati’s Compass Rose and CH Spotlights Storm Chaser are not only great show…

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SPOTTED UNDER THE MISTLETOE

By Linda Gray Sexton / December 9, 2014 /

The Bespotted Quartet Wishes You A Joyous Holiday And A Bountiful New Year Linda, Mac, Breeze and Cody

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TURNING THE WILD ANIMALS LOOSE

By Linda Gray Sexton / November 26, 2014 /

We are having ten people for Thanksgiving dinner, a mix of family and new friends, and unfortunately my dogs are not quiet and relaxed when people arrive. Like many Dalmatians, they bark and bark and work up a storm around the visitors, acting like a bunch of wild animals. Everyone invited will be overwhelmed as…

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PUPPIES DESERVE MORE THAN GIFT WRAP

By Linda Gray Sexton / November 19, 2014 /

I continued my publicity tour for Bespotted last week and encountered a question I did not find surprising, but which was unanticipated nevertheless. ”After the re-release of 101 Dalmatians,” asked a member of the audience at a bookstore reading, “wasn’t there a run on the breed that resulted in nasty temperaments and a lot of…

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DOES MY DOG MISS ME WHEN I AM AWAY?

By Linda Gray Sexton / November 12, 2014 /

Who misses you when you are away? Sometimes your husband does–sometimes, even though it means an end to suppers built around potato chips and soda in front of the football game. How about your children, whose curfews are once again enforced and who will now be required to eat a substantial breakfast rather than a…

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HAVE YOU HUGGED YOURSELF TODAY?

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 29, 2014 /

Why would we hug ourselves? Is this an absurd idea? Maybe what I mean is something akin to, “have you received your hug today?” And if so, have you given someone else a hug today–all of which is just another way of saying, “have you taken care of yourself today?” One of the things researchers, animal…

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AT MY MOTHER’S KNEE: HOW I STARTED WRITING

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 22, 2014 /

An Essay Published on Meg Waite Clayton’s Blog My guest author today is my friend and fellow Bay Area writer Linda Gray Sexton, whose Bespotted: My Family’s Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians is just out. Linda’s previous books include Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year which…

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REMEMBER HEART DOGS YOU HAVE LOVED

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 8, 2014 /

How many of us have had what is called a “heart dog?” Tons of those reading this, I suspect. If you have finished, or are in the middle of, Bespotted, you will have discovered the inimitable Gulliver, to whom I dedicate the book as “dog of my heart,” which means the same thing. Some of…

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TODAY, CODY TAKES THE HELM OF “BESPOTTED!”

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 2, 2014 /

In today’s newsletter and also here on the blog, it is Cody who comes to greet our readers–wagging his tail until it is nothing but a blur, and grinning his crinkly Dalmatian smile. He is the first dog in our household, but not the last, who stayed on when he was not meant to. Born…

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MEET MAC! “BESPOTTED’S” COVER DOG!

By Linda Gray Sexton / September 25, 2014 /

As I promised you in my last newsletter, today you will meet one of my Dalmatians. I have chosen to tell you an anecdote about Mac, our youngest, as he is the “cover dog” for Bespotted. You can watch Mac as he grows up in the photos below this blog. Mac was born into a litter of…

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