Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Giveaway Time!!! What A Difference a Dog Makes

Just In Time for Holiday Gift Giving
What a Difference a Dog Makes
by
Dana Jennings

2 copies available


ABOUT THIS BOOK

A must-read for every dog lover—a short, tender, and uplifting tale of a cancer survivor and the life lessons shared with him by his beloved family dog.

Our dogs come into our lives as “just the family pet,” but before we know it they become drinking buddies and fuzzy shrinks, playmates and Cheerios-munching vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks and sleeping partners. And, in their mys­terious and muttish ways, our dogs become our teachers.

When Dana Jennings and his son were both seriously ill—Dana with prostate cancer and his son with liver failure—their twelve-year-old miniature poodle Bijou became even more than a pet and teacher. She became a healing presence in their lives. After all, when you’re recovering from radical surgery and your life is uncertain, there’s no better medicine than a twenty-three-pound pooch who lives by the motto that it’s always best to play, even when you’re old and creaky, even when you’re sick and frightened.

In telling Bijou’s tale in all of its funny, touching, and neurotic glory, Jennings is telling the story of every dog that has ever blessed our lives. The perfect gift for animal lovers, What a Difference a Dog Makes is a narrative ode to our canine guardian angels.


Here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. For one entry, leave a comment telling me if you're a dog owner, with dog's name and breed.  If no dogs are in your house, tell about a dog you know.
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry,  make a separate entry telling me you blogged,( or Tweeted, or any other Social speak you do ) about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting (if I don't get a link, the entry doesn't count).US addresses only, no PO Boxes.
  4. You MUST leave me an email address to contact you.  NO EMAIL, NO WIN.
  5. Deadline is Nov 19th -11:59 PM.
Many thanks again to Liz at Doubleday for making this one available and good luck.

19 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful story! Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I am a GFC follower.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. sounds delightful.
    I do not have a dog of mine own at the moment, not since my sweet Maggie, a 60 lb, long hair mutt,died.
    Of course, for those that visit my blog, you know that Bandit, part poodle and Sammy, mostly if not all bichon who belong to my niece and bro and sil are really mine.
    They just live elsewhere.

    caitemaireAThotmailDOTcom

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  4. I do follow, in fact two ways!

    caitemaireAThotmailDOTcom

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  5. I have a malamute named nannock.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  6. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  7. I have a wonderful Golden Retriever named Cranberry. This is my first vist to your blog but I'm sure it won't be the last.
    cricketx@roadrunner.com

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  8. I have two dogs: Coco lab mix 14 years old, and Sammy boxer mix 2 years old. They are our children.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  9. I am an old follower via GFC

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  10. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/691697302372352

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  11. We had a doberman but she passed away several years ago!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Google follower!

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  13. What a fantastic book! I love stories like these that emphasize the spirit and beauty of animals! I grew up with many wonderful dogs, including a beautiful Golden Retriever named Sasha, a terrific Black Lab mix named Travis & a Benji-type mix named Pepper.
    If dogs didn't have to be walked I would have several now but it's much easier for me with my disability to care for cats.
    But I've never stopped loving dogs!

    Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I'm a GFC follower of your blog!

    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. no, i'm not a dog owner...but i'm a dog 'aunt' to bella and molly

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  16. Oh, yes, I am definitely mother to two canine children: Buddy & Sophie (photos in the right sidebar of my site). I also have quite a few canine children in heaven, esp. my beloved Lady, a golden retriever who was my first dog. I nursed her back to health when we found her with distemper and mange, among other things. And yes, I do believe that all dogs go to heaven. :-)

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  17. GFC follower.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  18. We have a big yellow lab named Scooter.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow via google friend connect.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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