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Freebie Friday Book Giveaway – Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his owner)

Dogs Rule Cats Drool is giving away the book, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his owner).  This giveaway ends on June 22, 2012.

Real Dogs Don't Whisper Giveaway

 

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Book Synopsis

Meet a family like no other: Kelly, Mr. MaGoo, Buffy, Carla Mae, and Betty Boop. A girl, her two Lhasa Apsos, one Cocker Spaniel, and one adorable mutt – each with his or her own challenging set of difficulties to overcome. One puppy has serious neurological disorders. Two were severely abused. All are on a journey of discovery. Together, learning love and patience along the way, they have grown and thrived, perhaps none so much as the girl.

Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both Kelly Preston, the owner of the household, and her spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo.

At times hysterical, tear-jerking, always enthralling, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper is more than a book about dogs – it’s a book about life. Read about four rescue dogs with special needs teaching their human about life, all on a discovery.

 

Excerpt

WAHOOOOO!! I’m a dog writer, I’m a dog writer. Writing up a storm. I am loving life today! The human had to go out of town on business (whatever that means) and we are home alone with the sitter. Home alone, Home-a-lone! Life is good; we’re home alone!!!

And, get this, because the dog sitter is here—I have a personal assistant today. I told her all about my book and she was amazed. I also told her that I required doggy treats every hour on the hour. Such a beautiful, naive thing. Though, admittedly she is quite kind and loving and does everything in her power to please me and help care for my sisters. Whatever the human is paying her, I‟m sure it‟s not enough.

What are “business trips” and why does the human take them? Where does she go? Why can’t she do her business right here like the rest of us? How long will she be gone? How much writing can I get done in the interim? When the human’s away, the dogs shall play!

Well kids—might as well get down to the matter at hand. I have the human’s notes right here in front me. She was planning on using this chapter to tell you all about Betty Boop. As if she could possibly know more about Betty Boop than I do! Please.

I‟ve skimmed through the whole shebang and I don‟t see a lot of worthwhile material. So—I‟m pitching her impressions and starting from scratch. You can thank me later.

 

Kelly Preston and her dogs

Authors Bio’s:

Kelly Preston is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and – of course – dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo.

Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, “the alpha and omega of all dogs – in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever.” Ignoring Kelly’s persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, “present the facts from a dog’s perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-matters perspective,” to which he adds, simply, “Woof!”

 

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