Saturday, December 8, 2012

If I Should Die Before My Dog Review & Giveaway

Book Description:
A Dog Lovers lasting guide.......An beautifully illustrated interactive book that one fills in all of the information about their dogs life in the event they can no longer care for them to help ensure your pets are taken care of.

A thought provoking check list for dog lovers, who unfortunately and with much sadness can no longer take care of their dog.

This book will assist those who want to prepare for their dogs future in an easy to use format that will guide them through the process of telling the "story" of their dogs life, for their pets "Next Guardian".

None of us can predict the future, but in the event situations arise such as death, health impairment or left with no other choice but to give them up, this book will be there to assist your beloved pet with the transition from one home to another.

My own thoughts:
No one really wants to think about the time when we may not be able to care for our loved ones, including our pets. This book helps pet owners to provide another person with all the information needed to help make any transition smoother for their furry loved one. A few years ago my mother and stepfather took in a dog after its owner had passed away suddenly. The owner was a good friend of my stepfather's, but even so he really knew nothing about the dog. A book like this would have been a treasure as they tried to help Christy (the dog) adjust to her new life.

The book may be a bit emotional to complete. There may be tears over the thought of no longer being able to be with or care for your dog, but I honestly enjoyed going through the book. I loved thinking about things such as what my dog's favorite toy is, the funny little routines we have, and all the "bad" habits (more of thinking of how funny it would be to watch another person learn to deal with these habits haha) my dog has. The hardest part for me to think about was the last one, "Special Things from My Human," because it makes us think about what about ourselves we would want our pet to have. Special songs, routines, or even a note to them telling them how much we love them; I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

Unfortunately we cannot predict the future, and it is best to be prepared while hoping for the best. The book could also be used for when you are on vacation or your pet is being cared for by another person for a short time, as it contains a lot of information. I would recommend this book for any dog owner.
Be sure to check out the website for "If I Should Die Before My Dog." You can also "Like" the book on Facebook and follow on Twitter! 

About the authors:

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Authors Joe and Cathy Connolly
Joe and Cathy Connolly have spent a lifetime owning, training and caring for dogs. Cathy grew up with a Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog handler while attending many different dog shows and eventually went on to work with other breeders as she grew older. They live in beautiful Northern Michigan with their 3 furry four legged children, one large dog, one small dog and the entire family is supervised by one bossy calico cat. 

Follow our Book Tour & signed book giveaway! 5 winners!

This special giveaway is brought to you by
the authors, Joe and Cathy Connolly 
Beck Valley Books  
5 lucky winners will each receive their own copy of "If I Should Die Before My Dog," signed the authors.
Open to US/Canada, UK and Europe
The giveaway will end on Tuesday, December 18th, at 11:59pm EST

Enter Below and Good Luck !!

Disclaimer: I received a signed copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cat's Pride Light & Fresh unscented cat litter on clearance at Price Chopper

Yesterday while out doing my usual coupon shopping I came across this great deal at Price Chopper in New England. Cat's Pride Light & Fresh unscented cat litter on clearance for $6.07, originally $12.29. Pair that with a manufactor's coupon for $1 off any Cat's Pride cat litter (exp. 12/31) and score a box for $5.07! There is also a printable $1 off coupon on Cat's Pride Facebook page for "liking" them. This was the box of litter, not the jug.

This deal was not tagged in the store. I found out when I was checking out at the register and the item rang in for the clearance price. Just a reminder that this deal may vary from store to store, but if you use clay litter I would definitely check out your local Price Chopper!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Boston: Get ready for Pet Shoppes - the holiday pet shopping event of the year!

Waiting for Santa

Get ready for the Pet Shoppes Holiday Event! This is the can't miss pet shopping event of the year for the Boston area! Over a dozen carefully selected pet vendors from around New England will be at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on December 8, 2012 to showcase their fun and unique products. Be a local hero and purchase locally created goods for your furry family members. This event is free and open to the public.

Why should you stop by and shop at the Pet Shoppes Holiday Event?
  • It is free to attend. Free is always good.
  • Many of these products are only found online, but at this event you will be able to see and feel the product in person, not to mention avoid shipping fees!
  • Many of these venders donate a portion of their profits to local charities. Shop and feel good that many of these donations are going to local New England charities.
  • There will be many giveaways there to enter. And winning is always fun.
  • Small businesses really need the support in a slow growing economy. Do your holiday shopping here and help support some wonderful small businesses.
  • Fairy Dog Parents will be hosting the charity gift wrapping station.
There is a great selection of venders for pet parents (or friends of pet parents!) that will be attending. You can see the full list here, along with the listing of some of the great giveaways that will be going on!