Thursday, October 8, 2015

Faithfully Yours by Peggy Frezon | Book Review

I'm delighted to be part of the Faithfully Yours Blog Book Tour announcing the release of Peggy Frezon's new book Faithfully Yours: The Amazing Bond Between Us and the Animals We Love.

Faithfully Yours is an uplifting examination of the bond we share with the animals in our life.  Peggy uses a great many amazing and touching stories to show that connection via the themes of devotion, protections, acceptance, rescue, healing, compassion, guidance, comfort, faithfulness, and love.  As she weaves these stories into a whole, Peggy shares own personal experiences with the animals in her own life.

Though there are certainly dogs in these stories, there are a host of other animals.  Among others you'll meet:

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**Everyone who leaves a comment on any of these blogs will be entered into a contest to win one free copy of the book! If you comment on all 14 posts (including this one!) you'll get 14 entries into the giveaway! - See more at:
• A schnauzer that rescued his owner after a devastating lighting strike.
• A 40-foot whale that shocked her rescuers when she helped to save a baby whale trapped in a fishing net.
• A miniature horse that guides a blind teacher.
• A cat that comforts stressed-out college students. As well as people who love animals in extraordinary ways:
• The dog trainer who transformed an unwanted shelter dog into a Broadway star.
• The man who became a voice for the humane treatment of farm animals.
• The woman who gave up everything to help street dogs and, in turn, learned lessons of trust and love.

These are heart warming stories and though most have a very happy ending, you may want to have some tissues handy.  As I read, Peggy's words called to my mind so many of the animals who have shared my life.  So, they were happy tears.

I highly recommend this book to any animal lover, especially if you enjoy the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  

Faithfully Yours is available on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions.  Published by Paraclete Press (October 1, 2015).  
176 pages. ISBN-10: 161261602X  ISBN-13: 978-1612616025
Fetch your copy now.
The Faithfully Yours Trailer

Peggy and her dog Kelly
Peggy Frezon is an award-winning author, regular contributor to "Guideposts" magazine, blogger at The Writer's Dog and blogger for Guideposts at Pawprints on my Heart. Peggy's stories appear in books such as "Animals and the Kids who Love Them," "The Ultimate Dog Lover," "Miracles and Animals," and more than a dozen "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. She has two grown children and lives in New York with her husband. They rescue senior dogs and share their home with a 13 year old spaniel, Kelly and 9 year old golden retriever, Ike.  

Everyone who leaves a comment on any of the participating blogs will be entered into a contest to win one free copy of the book.  If you comment on all 14 posts (including this one) you'll get 14 entries in the giveaway!  

Here's the list for the tour:
Tues 9/29- Earl’s World
Wed 9/30- Cindy Lu's Muse
Thur 10/1- Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
Fri 10/2- Pet Product Review
Sat 10/3- Talent Hounds
Sun 10/4- The Writer's Dog
Mon 10/5- Pooch Smooches
Tues 10/6- Heart Like a Dog
Wed 10/7- Champion of my Heart
Thurs 10/8- Joyful Paws and Talking Dogs
Fri 10/9- Fire Safety Rocks and Five Sibes

* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. 

We're participating in the Thursday’s Barks and Bytes Blog hop hosted by 2 Brown Dogs and Heart Like a Dog.  The Barks and Bytes hop is for anything at all and all bloggers are welcome. You don’t have to be a dog blog to join.
Heart Like a Dog

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Celebrating Rudy's First Year | Wordless Wednesday

 On Saturday we'll be celebrating Rudy's 5th birthday, 
so we thought we take a little trip down memory lane. 
Because 5 years is a lot of photos, here are a few of our 
favorites of Rudy's first year.

 Born on October 10, 2010, Rudy joined our family just before Christmas.
 His first day with us wore him out.  
He wasn't too much larger than the Dog Daddy's shoe!

 He was terrific at retrieving cat dishes.
And Jeffie's snow boots!

 One of my favorite photos of Rudy.  
These days that raincoat would cover only his head!
Who says dogs and cats don't get along?
 Rudy and Skeeter really are best friends.

 Jeffie has always considered Rudy to be "his" puppy.

Rudy comes running to Mama.

My pretty boy and partner, Rudy, today.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Adopt Esmerelda a #PitBull Dog @HSMO in #StLouis | Tuesday's Tails

This cutie is Esmerelda.  She's a 3 year old Pit Bull mix dog who's wishing for a new home.  She knows how to sit for treats and walking nicely on a leash.

Watch Esmerelda's adoption video and then contact  the Humane Society of Missouri at 314-951-1562.  Esmerelda's animal ID number is A544311 and she's at their St Louis City animal shelter.

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances.  They provide a safe and caring haven to animals - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and overpopulation, assist in creating lasting relations hips between people and animals, offer world-class veterinary care, plus offer pet obedience and behavior programs.

HSMO operates three animal shelters in the St Louis, Missouri, area, plus Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, for abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

We are participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs.  This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 

Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  Handmade artisan jewelry gifts in pet themes including dogs, cats, and horses.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Dog Song by Dave Boshard | Dog Song Saturday

Another Saturday, another new dog song here at Talking Dogs.  Today we have yet another original song about dogs that is simply titled The Dog Song.

This one is a mellow ballad about growing older.  The Dog Song by Dave Boshard is on his 2012 Distance album which is available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby..  Boshard is a country / folk music artist who lives in Provo, Utah.  

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy The Dog Song by Dave Boshard, then have a barking good weekend!

Fetch more dog song music videos here at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday we feature original music written about dogs and the music videos are barking good!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Dog Cat and Horse Jewelry Perfect for October Fun

Fall is my favorite season and I love October!  Seems everywhere I turn there are pumpkins and spice.  No pumpkins at For Love of a Dog Jewelry, but I do have some smashing orange themed dog lover jewelry.

A bit of green spice and some sweet pink sugar add charm to this orange themed Dog Mom dog bone bracelet shown above.  Gorgeous handmade lampwork beads, pumpkin orange coral gemstone beads, glass beads and an adorable paw print lobster claw clasp make a great combination.  And then there's that heart my dog charm.  This bracelet is a one of a kind.

Here's another one of a kind dog bone bracelet, but this time the focal is beautiful flamed copper dog bone with gold accents. It, too, is surrounded by handmade lampwork beads, plus some fat faceted crystal rondelle beads.  Fantastic dog collar and dog bone clasp.

Spread the word with this Adopt dog bone bracelet is orange coral and peridot jade gemstone beads.  This unique handmade bracelet has a silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp.

Let's not leave out the equine!  Check out these orange agate lucky brass floral horse shoe earrings.

Last, but far from least, check out this sparkling one of a kind cat lady bracelet.  The focal is an adorable handmade lampwork cat face.  For the bracelet I used big turquoise blue crystals and some tawny orange natural carnelian gemstone beads.  The clasp is an amazing cat head and mouse toggle.

Spice up your fall wardrobe with unique jewelry from For Love of a Dog.  All of my jewelry is handmade here in my Missouri Ozarks studio with my pawsome three dog team.  

Shop more Dog Mom jewelry, dog bone jewelry, horse jewelry and cat jewelry and know you're purchasing unique handmade items.  Standard shipping is free to the US and Rudy, my shipping assistant, makes sure packages go out within 24 hours.  .