December 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: A Study in Contrasts

Today, I present a study in contrasts...these pics having been taken literally less than 1 minute apart:
And she probably went back to sleeeepy within 1 more minute...

Look how wordless I was! 

Okay... so let me be wordy for a moment cuz I have to announce the winner of my giveaway, and also a boatload of thank-yous/reminders!

The Winner
The winner of my holiday gifties giveaway is....
Stella Rose at The Three Little Pugs!!

Stella Rose, have your momma email me your address and also ask her to let me know if you want the book signed to someone in particular! (jackiebouchard AT hotmail DOT com). Congrats to Stella Rose!

Thank Yous & Reminders
First of all, thank you to Dakota's Den for the pumpkin flavored KONG treats Rita won! She loves them! 

Second... thank you to Sugar the Golden Retriever and her mom for including Rescue Me, Maybe in their Holiday Gift guide! If you are still shopping for your pup or a dog-lover in your life, check out her extensive and helpful guides part 1 and part 2!

Finally, thank you to The Chronicles of Cardigan for including the book in her list of 5 Favorite Whimsical & Comforting Dog-Themed gifts to buy oneself in January! I loved what she wrote about the book - that the story of Jane dealing with the death of both her husband and her dog is "delightful," adding that she knows "'delightful' and 'death' sound peculiar together, but trust me, the whole thing is delightful." Thanks CoC! (You should really check that list out - there's a pawesome butt-sniffing dogs mug on the list!)

And... don't forget that if you like women's fiction/chick lit books, there's still time to:
(a) Enter this giveaway here - a Rafflecopter giveaway of 29 (!) signed paperback books, including a copy of Rescue Me, Maybe. 

(b) Enter this charity fund-raiser/giveaway here. If you were going to donate to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan anyway, why not donate via the link here to Direct Relief. (I looked these guys up on Chartity Navigator and they have a very high rating as almost 100% of the money goes to those in need. They had a huge donation to cover admin costs at one time, so 98.7% of the money you donate goes to the people in need!) You get a tax-deductible donation, and you'll be entered to win one of 13 prize packages, mainly bundles of signed books. (One bundle includes both of my books.) If you don't want the books yourself, you could donate them to a library or a woman's shelter! The goal is to raise $2500, and we're only a bit over $500 so far. You can donate through Dec. 17, with winners announced on the 18th.

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday hop!


  1. Cute! And you just reminded us of two things we have to do!!

    -Terry from

  2. how funny! mine is like that when she hears the doorbell! :)

  3. Congrats to Stella Rose!

    Beamer can fall asleep in a matter of seconds too :)

  4. Onyxx can be dead to the world one second and as soon as he hears the fridge door, he is magically by the kitchen.

  5. We agree congratulations to sweet Stella Rose. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Congrats to Stella Rose! Alert, asleep... Rita is always so cute :-)

  7. LOL amazing how they can go from one to another. :)

  8. That sleepy Rita is so cute. I haven't begun to check out all the gift guides, so thanks for listing a few of them for me :)

  9. there is nothing cuter than a sleeping doggy...nothing!

  10. Haha Rita

    I'm just like you, I look flaked out, but the slightest noise will have my head up on high alert in no time!

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  11. I highly recommend both of your books, they are very good and would be great to relax with over the holiday :)
    Funny isn't it how the canines can wake up instantly, while many people (me included) need about thirty minutes with coffee and the paper to get moving haha!

  12. I do the same thing ... in ust second I will wake-up especially when I hear the fridge drawer. Happy semi BlogPaws WW. Our is not Wordless too :-) Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. Don't you wish we as people could do the same thing?

  14. Oh MY PUG Isa just can't believe I wons all those wonderful prizes...our momma said i should tell yousa i am sorry about saying I was looking for the receipt to take maggie back last year, I guess there are SOME Christmas presents you just can't return! My momma loves to read so she can hardly wait to read your book!!
    Thank you Again!
    Stella Rose

  15. It looks like Rita heard something that piqued her "treat". BOL

  16. It's hard to sleep through the thunderous crackling of cellophane opening.

  17. I can wake up in a split second if the fridge door opens, I guess I'm lucky noone has snapped photos of it happening tho *Waggy tail*

  18. Us dogs can go from zero to a hundred and back to zero in about two seconds, it's just how we are wired I think.

  19. you are most welcome!! Enjoy! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  20. Cricket can go from sound asleep to wide awake in the blink of an eye....just bounce a ball on the floor! Rita looks like she must have heard something important!
    Congrats to Stella Rose...oh gosh, I have heard her name but never been over there. 3 adorable!!
    I'm glad your book is getting lots of exposure....hopefully lots of other people get that great Christmas gift!


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