Damp, cold, wet, foggy night at Henwoodie


Terrace Mysterioso

It’s another cold, wet, foggy night here at Henwoodie.  The bleak, dreary weather fits my sad mood perfectly.  The snow is melting but the days and nights are still chilly and damp.  Still having difficulty sleeping after Molly’s tragic drowning.  Still have not found her body in the swollen river that still has ice sheets on it.

Will try to settle down in the studio later on today and attempt to get some real work done.  I need to keep my mind distracted and not think about Molly.   Not an easy thing to do, I must admit.

I like to remember these cold, foggy nights so that I can describe them in my writing, especially Wythe’s End and LOME.

4 thoughts on “Damp, cold, wet, foggy night at Henwoodie

  1. Michelle

    Hello Mr. Dunrae,
    This is the first time I have visited your blog. I am so sorry to hear of your beauty Molly. I send my condolences and my wishes for peace for you. I have always been an animal lover myself and currently have a feral cat and a three legged rescue dog. I cannot imagine the pain you must be going through. I applaud your work with rescue dogs.
    I wanted to write and tell you of the immense joy you have brought to my son. I am a single mother to Evan who is 6 years old and autistic. He has loved your books since he received his first (Boo Boo). We now own 11 of your gosling books and our collection is growing! Evan has every word of every one of your books memorized and reads or recites them every day. When we go swimming together he always recites how Boo Boo burps forward, backward, and in the weeds. Your books have been a tremendous learning tool for him and encourages him to be more verbal. I hope the fact that you do so much good for others will help to ease your depression over your loss. We are thinking of you and your family and we thank you again for all of your stories!


    • Hey, Michelle!
      Thank you for visiting my Writing Blog. Molly’s tragic drowning was devastating. I’m still not over the loss of her loving companionship. Thank you for your kind words. We cannot imagine life without our pups.

      Thank you for telling me about Evan! When my books and stories go off into the world on their own I’m never quite certain how people will react to them. It is heartwarming to know that my books, especially BooBoo has touched one young reader’s life! Each of the goslings’ personalities is pretty much based on those of our pups.

      I’m feeling better. Not quite as chipper and perky as I used to be. I may be posting some BIG news here soon that you and Evan may find especially interesting!

      Thank you again for taking the time to send me such a wonderful note. I appreciate it more than you may realize.


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