Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dogs That Capture Our Hearts

   Sometimes things happen in our lives that are completely unexpected. Five years ago I would never dream that I’d be a published author and a professional dog blogger. Yet, here I am and it is a life change for which I’ll be forever grateful.
   An amazing thing has happened as a result of writing The Returns book series.  A few of my quotes have become very popular. I am still shocked to see my words and name listed in the 50 Famous Dog Quotes between Agatha Christie and Charles de Gaulle. It fills my heart with joy to know that the words have had an emotional effect on people. I’ve seen it used in magazines, as memes and in tributes to people’s dogs. I am truly humbled and honored.
   Recently, I was contacted by the artist Kimberlee C. Maselli. She was compiling a book of beautiful dog paintings and stories by various artists and dog lovers. The proceeds for the book will be donated to rescue and shelter groups that provide food, shelter, and medication for homeless animals. Kimberlee asked for permission to use my quotes in her book. Of course, I said “yes.”
   This week she sent me a copy of the book, Dogs That Capture Our Hearts. It is available on her website for $19.99 and well worth the price. I wanted to share the beautiful paintings along with two of the quotes she selected. Thank you so much, Kimberlee.

The World Quote with painting of Westie
Dogs That Capture Our Hearts Book
Dogs are loyal quote with painting of Collie

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  1. So proud!! What a gorgeous book and a great cause!

  2. Beautiful words and pictures!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. That looks a pawsome book, great quotes
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. One word. Awesome! I love your quotes! Looks like a fabulous book too.

  5. and now you are in that book with Agatha Christie and CDG... that's just great!!! And I love your quote, it is so T.R.U.E. :o)

  6. Life is a journey full of turns. So happy you are on the right road and really finding yourself and your dreams. So many people never find what makes them truly happy. Congratulations on your successes.

  7. Looks like a sweet book.Have a great Turkey day tomorrow, hugs!!!

  8. Hi Y'all!

    What beautiful photos!

    Hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. That looks really beautiful. How awesome that you are doing all these wonderful things for pups. To have your quotes there is so cool. I want to do something substantial for dogs and you are inspiring me!!

  10. I adore your inspirational quotes.

  11. Nice! And yep, now you are a supa-star
    Lily & Edward

  12. Pawsome! It looks like a wonderful book and so cool that your quotes are included, Congrats!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. that book looks wonderful and what an honor to have your amazing quote in there, I can see why, it is fabulous! (the book AND your quote!)

  14. How nice to have your words accompanied by such lovely illustrations.

  15. I always smile when I see your quote come up on Facebook,it's such a heartfelt and true statement. Plus, it's nice knowing a superstar ;-)!

  16. What a beautiful book...and your quote goes with it so appropriately.

  17. Oh, from the title mom thought the book was about me and Stanley BOL! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. We just lost our baby last month. She had captured our hearts. :)

  19. That's cool! It must be awesome to see your words amongst the top 50 dog quotes. Congratulations!

  20. I've ready so many of those quotes and never realized they were yours! Wonderful!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Sounds like you have had an amazing ride these last few years. That bool looks very interesting.

  22. Wow! How cool is that?!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  23. That's awesome and the book looks like a beautiful gift for any dog lover.


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