I have several children, but none of them are human.
As my heroine Cleo Tidwell finds out in my forthcoming novel The Weredog Whisperer, there are many benefits to having furry kids. For instance: dogs don't go to college. They'll never want you to give them a car. They definitely will never ask you for money. And they don't go out on dates.
This not dating (although I suppose that if you're a dog or cat breeder, your pet is technically on a "date" when you're in the process of getting it to mate) is a good thing because if my dog, Bo, were a teenaged boy, I'd be very worried about any girls he took out.
The reason: Bo can remove a doll's clothes with only his teeth. It's amazing. He can completely undress a doll or stuffed animal without ripping up the clothes or the toy. Of course, once the toy is naked, he rips it to pieces to the point where it looks like I live in a faux-snow factory. So you can see why I wouldn't want him to be alone with any girls . He'd have them naked in no time at all. Eek!
But thankfully, I don't have to worry about that. Besides, as far as dating goes, he and our female dog, Moxie, go at it like doggy porn stars. They get into positions that I had no idea dogs could do. And the kicker: they're both spayed/neutered. So much for decreasing their sex drive. They're the horniest hounds I think I've ever seen.
On a related note, I have TWO copies (Advanced Review Copies) of The Weredog Whisperer in a Goodreads Giveaway from now until December 18. Click on the Tab for Weredog Whisperer on the left for the link to the Giveway.
And good luck! I hope you win!