corwinThe Kickstarter is just booming along. I’m not sure where the influx of new pledgers came from, but their numbers really leapt forward yesterday. I’m thrilled. That’s not to say I haven’t stopped hoping we will have more readers. I KNOW that there are more fans of sword-and-sorcery out there, so I hope you’re spreading the word about Tales From the Magician’s Skull.

As I’m still out slaying monsters and spinning plates, I thought I’d follow up on a suggestion from Mick and post some pics of the new family member.

Meet Corwin, the newest dog in the household. He’s pictured here gnawing on the trimming from a horse hoof that he liberated from the barn floor. For some reason, a lot of dogs love them.

IMG_4423In the following pictures you can see another shot of him with the horse hoof while our older dog looks on, a shot of him swimming in the Sea of Monsters, and a snapshot of the two of us exploring some nearby Atlantean ruins.

We adopted our older dog, Keena, from a shelter eight years ago and the husky/shepherd mix has been one of our favorite animals ever, so much so that we went looking for another mix of the same breeds. Well, in between when we picked up a mutt from the shelter and now, husky/shepherd has become a designer dog! We had no idea until we tried to find one for a reasonable price. It took some doing, and we had to have the help of a relative from Pennsylvania, but he joined our household about a month ago.

IMG_4425Why do we like the breeds? Loyal, intelligent, calm, gentle, attentive, affectionate. And let’s not leave off attractive as well. Plus, we love medium to large sized dogs around here. Helps keep the swamp creatures off the property.IMG_4424

7 Comments on “Corwin

  1. Dogs love the hooves. He’s a great looking boy. I also can’t believe the huge spike in KS funds yesterday. Over $20K now. Amazing!

  2. Congratulations on the Kickstarter and the dog. That’s a beautiful canine. Our shelter dogs are a lab/bassett hound mix, so I doubt other dogs of the same mix will be easy to find.

  3. I finally got around to adding my pledge to the Tales From the Magician’s Skull Kickstarter campaign. Congrats on the success, Howard! I can’t wait until the first issue ships.

    Does the fact that the Kickstarter has exceeded $20,000 give any inkling to the likelihood that there will be an issue three?

    Nice pics of the new family member. Corwin is a great looking dog.

    • Thanks, AJ. That’s very much appreciated.

      I think it more and more likely. I will feel even more certain as the numbers continue to rise. I suppose in part it will have to do with how issue 1 is received.

      Thanks for the kind words about Corwin!

  4. Huskies and German shepherds have always been two of my favorite breeds. I tend to prefer any breed that retains some of the wolfish appearance. Huskies in particular have gotten insanely popular due to Game of Thrones. I’m read recently that across the US there are thousands of shelter Huskies named “Ghost”, as people get them because they’re trendy then realize they’re big dogs. Not dire-wolf big, but too big to fit in a handbag.

    • That makes sense–it didn’t occur to me that people would go nuts over the dog type because of the show, but it makes sense. Sad that they don’t have enough wisdom to realize what they’re getting.

      I, too, like a slight wolfish look. Although I also loved the look of our lab/blue heeler mix. He was a great dog, too.

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