Saturday, November 27, 2010

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DOG MAKES BY D. JENNINGS

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What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small PoochWhat a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small Pooch is A must-read for every dog lover—a short, tender, and uplifting tale of a cancer survivor and the life lessons shared with him by his beloved family dog.

Our dogs come into our lives as “just the family pet,” but before we know it they become drinking buddies and fuzzy shrinks, playmates and Cheerios-munching vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks and sleeping partners. And, in their mys­terious and muttish ways, our dogs become our teachers.

When Dana Jennings and his son were both seriously ill—Dana with prostate cancer and his son with liver failure—their twelve-year-old miniature poodle Bijou became even more than a pet and teacher. She became a healing presence in their lives. After all, when you’re recovering from radical surgery and your life is uncertain, there’s no better medicine than a  twenty-three-pound pooch who lives by the motto that it’s always best to play, even when you’re old and creaky, even when you’re sick and frightened.

In telling Bijou’s tale in all of its funny, touching, and neurotic glory, Jennings is telling the story of every dog that has ever blessed our lives. The perfect gift for animal lovers, What a Difference a Dog Makes is a narrative ode to our canine guardian angels.


My Thoughts-

This is a touching and wonderful memoir full of humor as well as sadness. Mr. Jennings has written a wonderful book about Man's Best Friend and other lovable creatures such as cats, lizards and Guinea pigs. I especially liked the chapter on the Ten Dog Commandments and my favorite was "You shall not bear false witness against your D_g. A dog has never actually your homework." Boy is that so true. I tried that once in school and that did not work. The book was easy to read and I finished the book rather quickly. You can learn a lot from animals. I have a cat and a couple of fish. I wonder what my cat is saying when he looks at me with those green eyes. I guess I will never know. There were many things in the book I could relate to since I have had a dog, fish, guinea pigs and a cat. So would you like to win a copy of this great little book? It is easy enter my contest.



Thanks to Knopf-Doubleday, I am able to give away two copies of this book.

OPEN TO  US RESIDENTS ONLY.
No PO Boxes.
Prizes will be sent by the publisher.
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Please put all entries into one comment. Thank You!

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Contest ends 12/11 at 12mn EST.


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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.


CymLowell

27 comments:

  1. I follow in twitter CandidaJourney

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  2. I follow on twitter CandidaJourney

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  3. Whoops, you need to delete one of my following you on twitter.... I tweeted also.

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  4. I would love the chance to win
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  5. I love dogs and I love books about dogs so I'd really love to read this book.

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  6. Please include me. I love my dogs.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  7. This sounds great. Please enter me, thanks. +1

    FB follower +2

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  8. I just started following you on Google Friend Connect, Facebook & Twitter. Please stop by and check you my new blog.

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  9. forgot to include my email. (Sorry!) EatCreateDecorate@gmail.com

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  10. This is not an entry for the giveaway - but this book would be wonderful for any animal lover based on your wonderful review! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Stopping by from Cym's Book Review Party Wednesday.

    This isn't an entry, but wanted to say hello.

    Stop by my blog if you like.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  12. +2 Follow on twitter@alterlisa

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  13. Sounds like one of those books that you better keep a hanky close by.


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  14. I follow via GFC- Lisa Richards


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  15. I follow via networked blogs-Lisa Ann Richards


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  17. +1 Please leave a comment with your email.

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  18. Sounds perfect for my niece!
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  19. I would love to read this book as I really love dogs. They seem to know if something is wrong and they always show their love for you.

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