Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HAPPY TAIL BOOKS: LOST SOULS: FOUND! Review and Giveaway!


GIVEAWAY NOW OVER!
WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON!

ABOUT HAPPY TAILS:

Do You Love a Good Story with a Happy Ending?

We do! Happy Tails Books collects thought-provoking stories from people who have participated in dog rescue or dog adoption, and compiles them into books that educate and entertain readers! These books also raise awareness about people working to end animal cruelty and provide a source of funding for dog rescue groups. Do you have a great story to share about your adopted dog? We are collecting stories on purebreds and mixed breeds for our upcoming dog books. Our first book, "Lost Souls: Found! Inspirational Stories of Adopted Boston Terriers" is now available for pre-sale!


ABOUT THE BOOK:

LOST SOULS: FOUND! INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF ADOPTED BOSTON TERRIERS

“When I came home from work my Boston Terrier Dylan was so overwhelmed with excitement that he would jump up and bite me. To protect myself without killing his enthusiasm I got inventive and shoved a toy in his mouth when I arrived from a bucket I kept outside my door. After a month Dylan began arriving at the door with his own toy in his mouth. On one occasion, I entered the house expecting to find my overly excited Boston with a toy in his mouth and instead he sat there ready to hand me the cordless phone! It turns out it was the only toy he could find. Some may have gotten upset about the slobber on the buttons but knowing how timid he was in the past, I considered it “making progress!” Jami David, Mid America Boston Terrier Rescue

My Review of LOST SOULS FOUND:

In this book, you find over 30 short accounts of people who have a rescued Boston Terrier. Some stories are fun and some serious. Several stories relate the awful thing about "puppy mills" and what happens to dogs there where they are used to breed purebred dogs and then they either die, or are abandoned or worse, once they are no longer of any use to the people who run these awful places. Many of the stories are heartwarming and funny. All in all, the stories give people the idea of how wonderful these little dogs are and how important it is that everyone remembers that there are so many dogs that need to be rescued and adopted.

One of the stories, "Eyes Only For You", tells about how an owner connects with his rescue dog just from the friendly eyes he sees when he meets her. In a sad story with a happy ending "Foster Failure" tells of a dog that nobody wanted and was taken in at a foster puppy home only to find the foster parents fell in love with the dog and wound up adopting him. This family gave a home to the poor dog who had lived such an awful life in a puppy mill. A few pages such as "A Snort Break" give a few sentences telling happy tails or funny moments about different Terriers.

I believe that a book like this would open any one's eyes to the importance of choosing a rescue dog when the opportunity arises. As different books on different breeds are written and read, I imagine even more breeds of dogs will be better off and more dogs adopted. Perhaps you might have a rescue dog story of your own or may want to adopt a rescue dog after reading about these great animals and all they go through.




THANK YOU TO KYLA
AND HAPPY TAILS BOOKS
FOR SPONSORING THIS GIVEAWAY!

I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS CHARMING
BOOK THAT ANY DOG LOVER ESPECIALLY
WOULD LOVE TO OWN!

TO ENTER: PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES!
U. S. RESIDENTS ONLY
NO P.O. BOXES, PLEASE
INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT

COMMENT ON IF YOU HAVE A DOG, WHAT
KIND, AND HOW YOU GOT YOUR DOG OR
WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT DOGS IN GENERAL

PLEASE COMMENT BY 6 PM, EST, AUGUST 2


18 comments:

Commchick said...

I had a boxer that was given to my ex-husband and myself by his brother.He was rescued from people raising dogs to fight, but Mo refused and they were starving him. When my ex left, he wanted to take Mo but I refused to let him go. I lost him two years ago to illness, but I'll love him always.
belchers@jccal.org

Bingo said...

That is just the kind of "tail" they have in these Happy Tail Books...I am sorry for your loss of Mo and can relate having lost our Arthur 11 years ago and yet I still miss him. Dogs are so great..thanks for commenting and entering!

Beth said...

What a fabulous cover!

I don't have a dog, but my dad has an adorable chihuahua who he got from my aunt who breeds them.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Neas Nuttiness said...

My pug George came from a breeder, but I consider him a "rescue", because the conditions of the place, was deplorable.

Gracie, who is a Carolina Dog (also called Dixie Dingos), was an ASPCA adoption.

Miley (who has gone to Rainbow Bridge) was a rescue from the local "pound" back in Florida. A friend saw her online and called me to tell me about her. I had just come home from the hospital, and couldn't drive, so I called and begged another friend to go get her for me. She gave me a year of total devotion. She was about a million years old when I got her, so I was grateful for that year!

Thanks so much for this giveaway...it's one that I really want to win.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

HA-ha, my verification word is rotes...as in, "I rotes a heck of a long comment!" LOL

Marjorie said...

Sounds delightful, count me in for this giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I have an adorable Maltese and a sweet, small mix from a lap dog rescue. They are totally different and tolerate each other. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Boston Terrier 101 said...

Thanks for reviewing the book! I hadn't heard of it yet. Seems like just the thing for Boston Terrier lovers. At least they sold me with the cover! :)

dag888888 said...

I had a doberman many years ago, she was the best... and when she passed away, I couldn't replace her.

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

DCMetroreader said...

I have 2 labrador retreivers who are my babies: Maggie and Ashley. I got them both from different breeders b/c I wanted puppies, but in the future I may adopt from lab rescue.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

sharon54220 said...

I have never had a dog. If I did, my favorite dog has always been a cocker spaniel.
My ex-husband & his wife have 2 dauschunds named Carbureator & Spark Plug. They are cute also.

Thanks for the chance.

sharon54220@gmail.com

booklover1335 said...

I would love to win this book. We have Boston Terriers, and my mom had one when she was growing up. I love them. We have often thought of adopting one from rescue, and can't tell you how many times we have gone online to see what dogs are available. Please enter me to win. Thanks

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

ChristyJan said...

We have a bordie collie/australian shepherd named Nancy. She is my sons dog, but my husband spends alot of time with her. He actually takes her for a ride on the 4-wheeler every evening. She seems to know when it is time, because even my husband isn't outside she will jump up and sit on the backseat until he comes out.
I don't know who enjoys it more? Him or Nancy.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Beth said...

I had a terrior dog when I was a young girl. His name was Tippy and we got him from friends. I love dogs but he is the only one that I have ever had!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

heatherzilla said...

I do have a dog, a precious little schnoodle. She came to us after living on the street for some time. Her hair was so matted that it looked like she had tumors all over her body. We took her to the vet and found out that she had skin infections under the matted hair, severe ear infections, and she was heart worm positive. She went through all the medical treatments like a champ. She has been with us for 6 years and we love her dearly. She is such a kind and gentle soul, she has helped us foster 30 kittens through a local pet rescue agency.
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Esme said...

I love dogs-I do not have one but grew up with them. I love it that this is a book about rescue dogs-we always got our dogs from the pound

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Patricia said...

I don't have a dog today but three cats. My dog love was my dad's Siberian Husky, Casper. He was a large bundle of fur with the sweetest disposition. He loved people, dogs, his people food, and peppermints.
pboylecharley@hotmail.com

Debs Desk said...

I have four Chihuahua's - Two I bought and one was a resuce from the pound and one was a resuce from a puppy mill. I have Malcolm 9, Daisy 8, Eugene 7 and Peanut 7. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Rebecca N. said...

I don't have a dog right now. I am wanting to wait until my boys ask for one. I had a beautiful cocker spaniel growing up. He was my best friend and I miss him terribly. We got him because he jumped into the open window of the first grade one day while my mother was teaching. After placing ads, nobody ever claimed him. We took him home where he lived from the time I was 11, until I was around 30. This sounds like a great book. I'm sure I would find it quite enjoyable, as I am an animal lover :)Thanks for the great giveaway!

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