I generally use my blog space here Up on the Woof exclusively to advocate for dogs and share important dog welfare and dog rescue information, but today I’m making a little detour, because I have a personal announcement.
My second book, Circling the Waggins, is scheduled to be released this month. I’m excited that it is being published under the Barking Planet imprint. Barking Planet Productions are the folks who brought you the Planet of the Dog series of children’s books. The McCarty’s at Barking Planet Productions are wonderful advocates for reading therapy dogs.
Circling the Waggins: How Five Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness is an intensely personal story. It is unflinching in its honest portrayal of the heartache and joy involved when sharing your life with beloved pets.
“More than twenty years of performing pet rescues could wear anyone down. Especially when the pets that end up being permanent residents in your home are the most irascible, insane and ridiculously un-adoptable pets known to man. Circling the Waggins follows two middle aged women as they maneuver through one unexpected pet debacle after another in a rugged and isolated cabin in the National Park. Coping with Waldo, a way-too-brainy boxer mix, plus a mentally challenged hyperactive Shih-tzu/Chihuahua named Rocket Boy, is difficult enough. Add three more canine misfits, a mysteriously humming cat, and an impromptu mouse rescue gone wrong, and you’ve got what might be a recipe for total disaster. With patience and compassion, the women come to discover that even the tiniest of lives is precious; heartache and joy go hand-in-hand, and love is an eternal circle of wagging tails.”
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Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Barking Planet Productions (July 20, 2012)
- Suitable for YA through adult.