Happy Cinco de Mayo!

National Pet Week continues and today we are featuring “Chico, who is a 14-year old Chihuahua and he is one of a few “fosters turned adopted fur babies” of my bonus daughter and son-in-law! He was blind in one eye when they adopted him a little over a year ago and now he is blind in both eyes. Chico had a hard life but since he was adopted by my bonus daughter and her husband, he is now receiving the love that he should have always been receiving!

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Winners of Chihuahuas Like Cheese by Janice Kingsbury

Hi all!!! Thanks to everyone who entered

my give-away for:

Chihuahuas Like Cheese cover

I am so excited to announce the

FOUR LUCKY WINNERS!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO:

FREDRIEKA

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THE DAILY PIP

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BAILEY UNLEASHED

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AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST!!

SHELLEY P.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!

Children’s Book: Chihuahuas Like Cheese by Janice Kingsbury, Illustrated by:Rachael Mahaffey

Back in April I had the pleasure of reviewing the adorable book: Lexi Goes On Vacation to the Outer Banks by Janice  Kingsbury, and today it is once again a pleasure to be featuring (and giving away!) another book by Janice.  Today, I proudly present to you:

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What I LOVE about Janice’s  books:

1) They ALWAYS convey multiple lessons

2) They promote Pet Adoption!

3) Her books show us just how special rescue dogs are!

Janice Kingsbury is a life-long Sheltie lover, (and while Shelties are not the “stars” of this book as they were in Lexi’s book, there are some adorable illustrations of them, and other GORGEOUS illustrations, all done by the talented Rachael Mahaffey.)

Bogie is a REAL Dog!!

Bogie lives with his family part-time in Mt.Laurel, NJ and part time in Duck, NC. He was rescued from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina by Burlington County Animal Alliance. The other dogs in the family, Beau, Lexi, Beemer, Jack and Hanna are also rescue dogs.  (Chihuahuas Like Cheese is dedicated to the memory of Beau, who was rescued from a puppy mill and who became the “most loyal friend Janice had ever known.”).

About The Author:

Janice is a former teacher and school psychologist with a passion for providing enjoyable fiction for kids

She received her undergraduate degree in education from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She received graduate degrees from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in Counseling, School Psychology, and administration/supervision. 

Janice also rescues and fosters dogs. Janice has lived in New Jersey most of her life, but has vacationed in the Outer Banks for the past 10 years. She and her husband fell in love the friendly seashore town of Duck. They loved the wildlife and the leash-free beaches.

 

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Many people vacationing on the beaches of the Outer Banks unknowingly encouraged Janice to write her first book. Their friendliness, questions, and interest in her rescue dogs often prompted her to tell stories, much like the one in her first book. Often her walks on the beach spans into hours as people approach the family to chat and play with the dogs. The friendly environment reminds Janice of younger years when families knew each other and played together.

Looking for a great bedtime, school story-time or ANYTIME read that will encourage discussion? This is YOUR book!  Chihuahuas Like Cheese would also be a great “beach-read” on a lazy afternoon! Grab the kids, cuddle on a blanket, grab a piece of cheese, (of course!), and fall in love with brave little Bogie!!

 The kids will learn valuable lessons such as:

Size doesn’t make you a big cheese

There is ALWAYS more cheese

There is always SOMEONE who WANTS your cheese

Give some cheese back to others

Do what you do best and the rest will work out

 

Dakota and I give Chihuahuas Like Cheese 4-PAWS UP!!

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YOU CAN PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM JANICE’S WEBSTORE OR PURCHASE ON  AMAZON

  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: outerbooks Publishing LLC; 1 edition (April 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069237891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692378915

GIVE-AWAY!!! 

Janice has generously offered to give FOUR OF OUR READERS (who reside in the U.S., my apologies to our International readers),  a copy  of Chihuahuas Like Cheese.  (A $12.99 value).

Entering is easy! Just please leave a comment that CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU ARE ENTERING TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK.

The give-away is open NOW and will end at 5pm on Thursday, August 13th. The lucky winners will be announced on or around Friday, August 14th.

Chico:Black and White Sunday

A few weeks ago I was visiting my “bonus daughter” and son-in-laws house with my husband and had a blast photographing her adorable pets/fosters.

This is “Chico”, a darling 14-year-old Chihuahua who is blind in one eye and has failing vision in the other. You would never know it! He is darling and still quite active for a 14-year-old!  Enjoy!

"Chico"

“Chico”

 

Our thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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Cinco de Mayo “Chico” Style!!

National Pet Week Continues and today we are featuring “Chico!!” Chico is a 14-year old Chihuahua and he is one of a few “fosters turned adopted fur babies” of my bonus daughter and son-in-law! He is blind in one eye and is losing vision in his other eye as well. Chico had a hard life but since he was adopted by my bonus daughter and her husband this past year, he is now receiving the love that he should have always been receiving!

cinco de mayo 2015 Dakota

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