Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Event Thank You

Dear Family -

Thank you for coming to meet me and purchase your copy of "A Foster's Tail" last Saturday. It was so wonderful to see everyone and visit for a moment or two. I wish I would have had time to stop and talk for more than five minutes to each of you.

Thank you for the well wishes, the handshakes and the hugs. This was truly an amazing experience. Thank you for being a part of it.

For those who were lucky enough to be there when it happened, seeing our cover girl, Isabella now Ella, walk through the door was the ultimate highlight of my day. The first night we brought that naked, scared, starved dog home, I wasnt really sure that we could really "fix" her.

Physically, I knew that her body would heal and the hair would grow back. Mentally, I just wasnt sure about what was going to happen; how far we would be able to take her forward. Seeing her walk in with her mom, no, seeing her DRAG her mom in to The Doggy Bag on Saturday, was a testament to what love and patience can do.

In the six months she was at our home, we fixed a lot of stuff, but there was a lot of stuff that needed fixing. In the time that followed, she moved to her furever home and continued to grow. No, she hasnt gotten any larger, well, she has gained weight and her muscle tone is phenomenal. Let's give her beautiful long coat a sentence of its own, shall we?

That dog was the same entity that arrived on that balmy September night but it wasnt the same dog. This was a whole new dog who has grown and matured and realized that there's more to life than an eight by eight foot enclosure. Way to go family! Thank you for loving her.

Another highlight for us was our buddy Carter. He too has grown, gotten taller and filled out. He looks amazing. I didnt see it but he remembered my son and I hope you were lucky enough to see him knock Connor over and lick his face. I hope somebody got that with a camera.

The third amazing transformation pup that came in was Harley-Teddy-Pippin, the Powderpuff Chinese Crested. His owner drove over him with the car and left a gash on his leg. The gash went from his hip to his ankle, if you will. We patched him up and he was adopted. Every time he sees me he gets all crazy and runs around like mad! What a happy little guy!

Thank you again for visiting us on Saturday. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you in Watertown at Tribeca Gallerycafe (at Fourth and Main) on Saturday May, 12 from 10a - 1p.

Thank you for thinking rescue!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Books Books and More Books

The other day the delivery guy brought me three big boxes of books. I decided that that would be rather cumbersome to haul them to The Doggy Bag (150 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ocon) on Saturday (April 21 from 1p - 3p), so I unboxed them and put them into smaller, more portable boxes.

Here they are friends! I cant wait to share them with you and have you share them with your doggy loving friends!!  Do you have Facebook?  Can you "like" "A Foster's Tail" main page and share our book signing events? I would love that. If you are in the area, our next even will be at Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Gifts in Watertown. I'll post more info next week - but mark your calendars, it is Saturday May 12 at 10a.

In addition to the book signing event we are hoping to have some Fluffy Dogs from Fluffy Dog Rescue for you to meet! I know that Bubbles-Ali and Wynne-Fiona will be there too!

Here they are, nearly live from The Lodge, my other babies, my official/unofficial fostering handbook:

I had some time Saturday morning while waiting for the rain to stop so I could run the dogs so I stopped in over at cafe press and created some personalized logos.  This is just one of the creations!  If you'd like to see more, check out the store at

Hope to see you all on Saturday, if you arent able to come on Saturday, please join us on Saturday, May 12 at Tribeca in Watertown. If you dont live in the area, but would still love a book, please visit:  - Password: Isabella

Thank You for Reading!  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Book Signing This Weekend!!

Coming this weekend,April 21, it's all I can talk about here at The Lodge, or anywhere I go, The book signing Event is this weekend at The Doggy Bag at 150 E. Wisconsin Ave., in Oconomowoc. We'll be there from 1p - 3p - I hope you can come over and say hi!

After the event, we're all going over to Lakerz to listen to Brooklynn perform her new CD! Her manager tells me that they have awesome pizza there - YUM!

While waiting for the rain to stop this morning, I was creating some fun little logo'd items on cafe press. I think I want the water bottle and the reusable tote bag.

This is the tote bag - Just imagine all the groceries I could pack in there.

For those of you who are unable to attend the book signing but would like a book I've got a couple other options for you.

1. - password: Isabella.  For   
     paperback books.

2. The Doggy Bag - Downtown Oconomowoc, WI

3. Books & Company - Whitman Park, Oconomowoc, WI

4. Martha Merrells Bookstore - Waukesha, WI

5.  Tribeca - Gallery, Cafe & Books - Watertown, WI

6. - If you have a Kindle/Kindle App, A Foster's Tail is available in
     that format. You can purchase a paperback or two here also.

Hope to see you soon!