Hi, this is Jo, Stella's Mom and I was asked by Kat at
Washington Woos to tell her if I liked the new book that Ludo and his Mom sent me. I used to just say, This is a good book, you will like it, and thats it. But this time I want to tell you some
Amazing Gracie is the name of the dog that Dan Dye adopted after his dog died. She was going to be put to sleep by her breeder because she was an albino, partly blind and totally deaf Great Dane. (He named her Grace Dane, is that cool or what?) Dan and his pal Mark Beckloff, had bought an old Victorian house that was falling apart to refurbish while they were waiting for their right jobs to come along.
Gracie had lots of dietary problems and wasn't eating right, so Dan began baking cookies for her that were full of good nutritious things, and eventually they opened a bakery, where they sold these excellent dog treats to customers. Gracie was the official greeter, taster and PR person. You have heard of Three Dog Bakery, haven't you? There are also Mark's dogs, Dottie and Sarah and their relationship.
The book is full of heartwarming stories about how Gracie got the other two dogs to like her, how she fell in love with the Boston Terrier next door (remember she is a Great Dane!), her slippery road to the PR business, her being a Mom to a new Dane puppy, and the end of her story.
Its a wonderful lesson in seeing that the pick of the litter isn't always the very best dog, sometimes the loser of the litter is and Gracie was that!
So, it is an inspiring book, the two young guys now have bakeries all over the USA and overseas too. It is also very amusing and you will get lots of laughs out of it.
I looked on their website and they are offering a free book with a $50 order, so if your dogs like these treats, you can get a book in the bargain.
So thanks to Ludo and his Mom for sending this book, I enjoyed it and would be happy to share it with anyone on the list ( on this side of the pond!) who would return it when they finish it!
Stella and her Mom