Interviewed by Genene Valleau, author of SONGS OF THE HEART
AUTHOR: The two of you have very special relationships with Geoff and Shannon, but how did you get along with each other?
JASPER: Indignant woof*
*translation: The first time I saw you, you were pointing a gun at me.
MITCH: It wasn’t actually the first time. Besides, I heard noises in the kitchen. How was I to know a dog could make coffee? And why am I talking to a dog?
JASPER: *Because everyone else is asleep.
MITCH: I was only at your house as a favor to Geoff.
JASPER: *Well, Shannon and I weren’t happy to have you there either.
MITCH: It didn't take her long to dump my duffel bag on the sidewalk, as I recall.
JASPER: (with doggie grin) *At least I didn’t bite you on the butt as you left.
MITCH: But Shannon slammed the door in my face.
JASPER: *That’s my girl!
MITCH: Neither one of you were so cocky when I came back.
JASPER: (with a sniff) *That was weeks later as a special favor to Geoff.
MITCH: You liked him right away.
JASPER: *I knew he was the man for my Shannon right from the beginning.
MITCH: You could have told her that. It would have saved everyone a lot of hassle.
JASPER: *Aw, you like Shannon too.
MITCH: I came to respect her when I knew she wanted what was best for Geoff and wasn’t just a golddigger like Zach thought.
JASPER: (with doggie eye roll) *Now there’s a butt I’d like bite.
MITCH: (with rare smile) So would a lot of people. Hey, you want to keep watch while I grab a couple hours sleep?
JASPER: *I’m on it. (As Mitch disappears, Jasper yawns, lays down and puts his chin on his paws.)
AUTHOR: Wait, we’re supposed to draw the winner of another basket of goodies. Guess I'll draw for this basket too.