I've gotten lots of emails and cards from you readers who've asked where I came up with the name Moodoo for CoCo's alligator. It's cajun and means "cursed." I just really liked the name. In fact, when my husband got me my Catahoula/lab mix puppy just before Christmas, I named him Moodoo. This is his picture. Isn't he a doll? And stay tuned...in book 5, Bayou Betrayal, releasing in January 2009, there will be a catahoula, so you'll find out details of this Louisiana-based breed of dog!