Playtime at the Doggie Bar & Grill

As promised, a photo of Wrangler and Shiner playing. I took about a dozen, but they move so fast I was lucky to get one with both of them in focus.

The photo is a teaser.

But it leads me to the meat of today's post. Way back before the move, Mark Troy commented on one of my Monday writing posts about the importance of not always giving your characters the same traits you possess. In other words, writing outside your comfort zone. He expanded on this yesterday at Mysterious People.

How does the photo tie to Mark's article?

The dog's always prefer to play around my feet. With all those teeth showing, it's WAAAAY outside my comfort zone!