Two Things!

Hi Pups and Kitties: Today is special because me and my Mom are splitting this blog. We each have something special to say. You know my friend Huffle (who is also a furry good friend to Ali Z) is celebrating her 500th post! She and her Mom are having a little thing going where she will earn money for every comment that is made to her blog and the total will be given to the Kitty Shelter where Huffle's Mom found her. One comment will get the donation, but only one per blogger, so don't bomb them, but do send this out to every one you know so Huffle (who is an honorary Huskey!) will have lots of money to give to his former home! Huffle is just such an excellent girlie we want her to have the pleasure of giving lots of her Mom's money away. Except we want Mom Huffle to have enough left to buy Huff a new parsley pot. (Isn't Huffle just gorgeous in her new shiney pink bow?) The rest is for my Mom!

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
things about it.
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


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great pair woo two made today!

I just know Huffle will be sooo furry appreciative!

Don't furget Angus Mhor's petition to get he a new parsley pot!

Tank woo fur sharing the story of the story in the book!

We khanines really are furry special!


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we went over and visited huffle!

Martha Basset said...

We will make a point of visiting. Can we just say how adorable you look with your little ribbon!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Martha Basset said...

We have just gone over and now it all makes sense!

Mango said...

Thank you for the book review. We are always looking for nice dog stories to read.


Reese =^..^= said...

Thanks for the tip on the book! That sounds like it's a very good one.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Wow, even I have heard of three dog bakery! I will have mum look out for the book on "this" side :)

Thanks for mentioning my commentathon. So far I have 95 comments, we need some more!

Huffle Mawson

The OP Pack said...

Great review of what sounds like a good book. Huffle is so sweet - we visit her all the time and our comment is there.

Wishing all of you a happy weekend. the OP Pack

MAX said...

Thanks for reminding us about Huffle. We have recently become friends and she is a really super kitty!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Stella, Jo and Ali-z. You guys are special and we love your blog.
Lots of licks

Princess Eva and Brice said...

3 Dob makes yummy treats. Momma used to bring them home from Des Moines for us every month. Sadly, she doesn't go there anymore.


Ludo van Doggy said...

ah, glad you liked the book!

I will go visit Huffle too, thanks for letting me know about her commentathon!
~lickies, Ludo

Sue said...

I read that book and have several of their doggy cook books. My guys love Three Dog Bakery treats and we use them for special occasions like birthdays.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I love Three Dog Bakery. Mom gets us special treats from there for Christmas.