I put Rosie in Crazy for You (and called her Katie). I put Wolfie in Faking It (and called him Steve). I put Wolfie and Milton in Dogs and Goddesses (and called them Wolfie and Milton). Mona is in the Riven series (as Muffin). And now, finally, the glamour girl of the bunch is getting her due. Veronica is in Lavender’s Blue (as Veronica). (Veronica was a sort of stand-in for Marlene in Fast Women, except Marlene was brown and a con artist.)
For those of you new to Argh, this is Veronica:
Veronica is an English Cream Dachshund, a product of way too much inbreeding. I adopted her from dachshund rescue, but her original owner said she was $5000, and that was ten years ago. The reason Book Veronica, who is suspicous of everybody, prefers to be left alone , and watches everything with gimlet eyes, is because she’s works really well as an avatar of Liz.
Plus, since Book Veronica was owned by a glamour girl and her insane mother, she, like Marlene in Fast Women, has a wardrobe, only this time it’s not cool outfits like Marlene’s leather bomber jacket, it’s all girly stuff. Like this crinoline dress:
Available now on Chewy.com.
But the best thing I found was the dress she’ll wear in Lavender’s wedding:
Reader, I have ordered that dress just so I can take pictures of Veronica in it. (It was twelve bucks, a steal).
Veronica, of course, is going to hate it, but that’s the price of fame, baby.