Poor, poor Mr. Bill!
Some days, I could use these playing as background to my life. They just feel really good to watch.
Thrilled to read this enthusiastic letter from an extraordinary person who does so much for kids, dogs and cats. In answering the question, can I buy books in quantity at wholesale rates? Yes, you can! The minimum order is 16 copies. Email me, and I’ll forward your request to the special sales department at Macmillan. wendy(@)wendywahman(dot)com.
“Hi Wendy! I am so excited to have just discovered your book Don‘t Lick The Dog. I am from a rural, Northern community in British Columbia, Canada. I have spent the last 6 years volunteering in my local and surrounding schools with my rescued dog Dusty. I also have been gathering great humane books and resources for teachers and encouraging others to volunteer in schools to teach the care, compassion, bite safety and responsible pet guardianship. In my own home town (Burns Lake) I have started bringing in great humane books with wonderful messages into each classroom and all libraries. Your book is PERFECT. I loved the humour, the heart, the reality! I just LOVE it so much. THANK YOU!
I wondered if there is a way to get a box of books? I have been watching on Amazon to get as many used copies as possible, to make it more affordable. But I wondered if you had a way to get perhaps 30 or so books at a reduced cost? Sorry to ask this. Your book is worth its weight in gold. Really, there is nothing out there like it! I didn’t know you had A Cat Like That and it would also be so valuable to include in libraries and with other volunteers to go into other communities schools. Would a box of those be available at a reduced cost? 30 or so books?
My husband and I run a small animal society called Lakes Animal Friendship Society. We work with schools to build and paint dog houses for the needy critters, we also host groups of volunteers (Canadian Animal Assistance Team) to do free spay/neuter “blitzes,” we have a *TNR program for feral cats and I spend a lot of time working on the education side of things (was a teacher for 12 years before, so a great way to get my kid “fix” now.). What we also do in the summer is run Lakeside Legacy B&B. We’d love it if you and your family could come and stay, anytime, for free (although not now, it’s nearly -40!) We are actually in Mesa, AZ to escape it at the moment!
Thank you for your time. Excited to see your next book! With your permission, I’d love to feature your books in our little local newsletter we do (we make sure every family in our community gets one, about 1,000 copies). We are trying to do a newsletter a year. I hope to encourage compassion, empower the kids and help educate families on the critters and their needs through this newsletter.*
**To see their excellent newsletter, contact Valerie at Lakes Animal Friendship Society: lakesidelegacy(@)yahoo(dot)ca
LaRoo and I visited my friend’s dad who has Alzheimer’s. Dad happily shared his pistachio ice cream with LaRoo – right off the spoon. Such a good girl, she cozied up to him for a long time, even after the goodies were gone.
Reporter: When did you first discover the poodle in you?
R: What does it feel like, morphing into a poodle?
A: People ask me that all the time. It’s not at all painful like it must be for werewolves. All that slobbering and coarse, prickly hair busting through their skin. And dry eye. Bet they get dry eye. No, releasing your inner poodle is a sort of marshmallowy, fluffy feeling that starts behind your ears and envelopes your body like a soft lamb’s jacket. Quite enjoyable. Not that I’d want to poodle-up every day, but it’s got it’s advantages.
R: Such as?
A: I can catch a frisbee in my mouth. I can run and leap like a deer and spin like a dervish. It’s a snap to get whatever I want just by gazing into somebody’s eyes and wagging my tail a little. Oh, and massage on demand. I mean, c’mon, really?
R: What are some of the disadvantages?
A: Gluttonous cravings for liver and fish heads. Blech! They leave a reeking, nasty taste in my mouth when I de-poodle. Rolling in whatever… and smelling butts isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, if you get my drift.
R: Thank you for sharing.
No, my darling, you are always gorgeous to me, lump, bumps, warts and all. I have a real soft spot for the seniors.
I illustrate veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Fitgerald’s column in Family Dog Magazine every month. Dr. Kevin had a his own ideas, but this was my response to the question, “Why has my 9-month old Cocker Spaniel started peeing in the house?”
Drawing expressions, I start making the faces my characters need. I’m in a happy place with Poppita – she’s smiling – I’m smiling. Of course, it goes the other way, but right now, she and I are playing games with the puppies.
It doesn’t get better than this: dogs and art, and my own dogs lying in the sun patch next to me. This is my bliss.
Been walking the neighborhood lately, the only exercise I can do after surgery a month ago. Since it might tear stitches if I’m yanked or pulled, I’m taking one poodle at a time on my walks. None of us are crazy in love with walking on a leash… two more weeks and I can go back to the gym.
I live in a safe place. Safe is boring so I look at my poodles a lot.
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