I got to have sneak-peeks at this book while it was being written. It's a wonderful, heart-warming book and I think you'll love it! It's full of sweet stories of devotion, protection, healing, compassion, and faith.
The book explores the reasons why we love animals so much and includes many great stories, including some you might recognize from the news or maybe you've seen a photo on Facebook. It's nice to remember these stories and also know more about them than just a quick soundbite or a photo.
There are so many sweet stories. Of course dogs and cats figure prominently, but there are also stories about horses, pigs, elephants, etc. etc. -- even snakes!
Interview with Peggy
I thought it would be fun to do a little interview with Peggy for this stop on the tour:
1. What inspired you to write this book?
I'd come across stories about a dog who helped a person who fell over a cliff, and then I'd hear about a person who helped a dog in it's time of need. Or a cat, or horse, or any animal. There's an amazing bond between humans and animals. We rescue animals, and animals rescue us. The love goes both ways. My own dogs remind me of this every day. I wanted to write about that kind of bond.
2. Can you talk about how you found some of the stories in the book?
In my work for Guideposts magazine, I'd interviewed a woman about how dogs are trained to sniff out cancer. That fascinated me. So I contacted her and found out more. I found other stories through contacting people on blogs and in the news to find out "the rest of the story." Still other stories came through friends. One woman told me about how she had a wild opossum living in her cat's little heated house on the porch, and I said "That story's got to go in the book!"
3. I know from my advance look at the book that it has a neat structure. Can you tell folks about that?
To enter to win a hard copy of Faithfully Yours, just leave a comment saying you'd like to enter. You can check out the other stops in the blog tour and leave comments there for more chances to win. At the end of the tour, Peggy will randomly select one person to win. (So make sure we know how to reach you!)
Here are the other stops on the tour - that's 14 stops, so 14 chances to win if you leave a comment on each one.
Mon 9/28 - The Writer's Dog Blog Tour kickoff!
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 (That's me!)
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
No mischief today! Just a great book and a great giveaway!
Hope you win! Even if you don't, pick up a copy for yourself. It will also make a great gift for the animal lovers in your life!
Oh, one bit of mischief... I almost forgot to mention that I'm in the book, too! Our story with Abby is included. I loved seeing our story in the book. Thanks to Peggy for including our special girl's story in such a special book!
Thanks to My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! Visit My Brown Newfies to see the other blogs in the hop!