Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dogs and Their People: Spotlight & Giveaway

They seem to be everywhere these days, out on walks and runs, at outdoor cafés, in some stores, on our blogs, and in our homes.  They have sweet names, and even sweeter faces.  Whether they are beautiful, ridiculously cute, or downright silly, dogs provide companionship and unconditional love to those who care for them.  Many of us cannot resist the charms of dogs, myself included.  I am crazy about dogs!  Madeline from Putnam contacted me this week about a new book that will be published on October 18, 2016, Dogs and Their People: Photos and Stories of Life with a Four-Legged Love by the humans at BarkPost.  Featuring many photos and stories, this book is a celebration of the extraordinary bond between people and their dogs.  I'm excited about the prospect of reading this book, and thrilled to offer a giveaway of this book to a lucky reader!

But first, before the giveaway, here are some photos from my fellow book bloggers.  Aren't these dogs darling?!


 Toby & Coco
Huey & Otis
A beautiful painted stone

Edee belongs to Pat from Posting For Now
Toby & Coco belong to Renee from Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot
Kaiyo belongs to Vicki from I'd Rather Be At The Beach
Otis and Huey belong to Naida from The Bookworm
Lila belongs to Trish from TLC Book Tours 
Daisy is my dog
Joey belonged to Gigi Ann, Ann's Reading Corner 
Humphrey belongs to Bellezza from Dolce Bellezza 
Beautiful painted stone by Emma from France Book Tours
Sonia belongs to Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit
Many thanks to these book bloggers, who shared their fabulous dog photos.


Dogs and Their People  Book Giveaway (U.S./Canada only):
  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment.
  • For another chance at winning, become a follower of this blog, or let me know that you're already a follower.
  • For an additional chance, post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
  • For another chance, mention something endearing about your dog.

Enter by 5 PM on Monday, November 7.  One winner will be selected randomly and contacted on  Tuesday, November 8.  Best of luck!


  1. No need to enter me since I'm supposed to be getting a copy of the book but seeing all those photos makes me long for a dog.

  2. Oh my goodness! I just loving seeing everyone's pups! Dogs are the best things in the world and I'm so blessed to have Coco and Toby in my life. Thanks for featuring them in this fun post.

    1. Thank you for sharing your pics of Toby and Coco, Renee. They are beautiful dogs.

  3. We have two rescue puppies they were found running on the street together.They love each other play all the time&fight like siblings .Our house full of love,

  4. Forgot to mention email follower😀

  5. I am a follower!
    I love all dogs! They warm our hearts!I hope someday to own one!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Eriko! You will be a good doggiemama someday!

  6. I love animals and I love dogs. For several reasons I currently only have cats (I sheepishly confess that I love cats just a little bit more then dogs :))

    Those pictures are awesome!

    1. Brian Joseph, I adore cats as well. But we do not have any cats currently (for several reasons). Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Dogs are my favorite animals. I have a rescue dog who is so loving, smart and a wonderful companion. He is sensitive and aware. Wonderful post. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Thank you, traveler! Rescues are terrific! Our dog is a rescue as well.

  8. Viciki, thank you very much for sharing your special story. Photos of Kaiyo always make me smile. 😍

  9. What beautiful pictures of dogs - I could look at them all day! I love my two old dogs. One is a Keeshond and the other is a mutt. They are both 13 and slowing down, but still full of love.

    1. Laura, thank you for your comment! (I'm not sure you received my email ...)

    2. I love Keeshonds! My previous dog was a Keeshond and he was a lovable little teddy bear.

  10. I love dogs, and Sonia is my husband and daughter's dog really. I wasn't ready for a new dog after I lost my beloved Keeshond. But she's such a goofball, it's hard not to love her. Looks like she's the biggest dog of all those ones submitted!

    Sonia loves to do dog yoga where she's nearly upside down against the wall with her body twisted and her eyes closed. Not sure how that's relaxing though.

    I follow the blog, as you know, and I shared on FB here:

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail

    1. Sonia is beautiful and has certainly found a cozy spot. Serena, thank you for adding your wonderful comments, and for sharing this post on Facebook!

  11. Oh my gosh! All those dog photos make me long to get another puppy! I really love the connection that dogs and people can form. I've loved my other pets, but my dogs have always been a little extra special (don't tell the cat that!). :)

    1. Trish, thank you for sharing Lila's lovely pic, and for stopping by! This post has been great fun! :)

  12. Oh my goodness, look at all the cuties! Thank you for including Otis and Huey! And Daisy looks like she is really politely posing there for her picture :)
    What a fun giveaway. As you know, I love dogs too, they melt my heart. Happy weekend :)

  13. I am a dog person! And own a yellow Lab named Stella; she is the book assistant to my blog, LOL. Excellent doggy photos and the book looks good. Right under the wire for the giveaway. cheers.


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