I think from now on I’m going to call these posts where I gather together some odds and ends “Housekeeping Day”! It’s been kind of a crazy week here so I just didn’t have time to do all my research for my next post in the vaccine series, but I promise that will be back next week and the topic planned is rabies vaccines.
Today we want to give thanks for a recent award, and we have a book giveaway as well! I also want to remind you about the Pose A Pet™ app we featured this week. If you download the premium app this week, 50% of the proceeds go to Peace and Paws Dog Rescue, which is the rescue Luke came to us through. You can read more about the app by clicking here.
Last week we received this lovely award from our friend Jenna at Love is Being Owned by a Husky! We want to give a huge thanks to Jenna, it really makes me feel good that we are thought of as inspiring. As part of accepting the award, we are supposed to say three things that inspired us this week.
- My dogs always inspire me…their refusal to let anything get them down. When Luke’s knee pops out, and he’s running around on 3 legs like it’s a normal thing; when Cricket hurts herself playing (so far only mildly) and limps over to me and throws the ball down in front of me; and when Sheba has an arthritis flare up but is still at the door waiting to go outside, and turns to me with her usual “are we playing?” look. When I whine about my own aches and pains, I have to think of them and keep moving forward.
- The people of the city of Boston. This coming Monday is the Boston Marathon and the two year anniversary of the bombings there. While in the midst of the trial of the younger Tsarnaev brother, and all of the reminders of this tragic event across the media, everyone still keeps going on. I admire anyone who can run in a marathon anyway, and the people who were injured, even losing limbs, and the families of those who lost loved ones and are carrying on are very inspiring.
- I’ve made no secret of the fact that it was a long hard winter here, and we’ve been waiting impatiently for spring. I think it’s finally here, and being able to go down to my memorial garden and finally see some flowers is very inspiring! We look forward to starting our spring yard work this coming weekend!
We are also supposed to pass this award on to other blogs. Honestly, I find every blog out there to be inspiring! Blogging is hard work, and everyone that can do this tough job inspires me to keep going as well.
We’ve been enjoying sharing about and giving away copies of the dog cookbooks in the series Real Dogs Cook. This time we have two sets of books #4 and #5 to give away!
Volume 4 is Tex-Mex for Terriers by Chef Terry Scraps. Chef Scraps was born on a Texas ranch but found his way to California and became a chef. Terry learned to improvise well in the kitchen and shares fun recipes like “Not Just Nachos!”
Volume 5 is Kung Pao for Pekingese by Suzie Snow Peas. Suzie travels the world discovering new foods and new friends. She’s always on the lookout for new adventures and preparing new recipes for anyone she meets. Her cookbook includes “Unexpected Gifts from Heaven” – a recipe for “Sichuan Chicken with Cashews”.
If you don’t want to wait to see if you can win your copies, you can order them from Amazon by clicking on each title here: Tex-Mex for Terriers, Kung Pao for Pekingese. You can read more about the entire series by visiting Real Dogs Cook.com.
Disclaimer: We received copies of these books free of charge to read and share with our readers. We were in no other way compensated for this post, and Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares our honest opinions about products we feel will be of interest to our readers.
Just fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a set of these two books. This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere age 18 or older, and void where prohibited by law. Winners will be randomly selected in one week and notified by email of winning. A response must be received within 48 hours, or we’ll have to move on to the next winner. Good luck!
Come back tomorrow for FitDog Friday and find out about another award we won!
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We are joining the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by and Ruckus the Eskie, Love is Being Owned by a Husky, and M. K. Clinton. Thank you to all of our hosts, please visit them and others through the links below!