Giveaway and Review: Dirty Bow Wow


I have always had pets. When I was little I had a siamese cat named Whiskey (do not remember how that name came about..really!), and Whiskey grew up with me and even left home with me when I did.
When I got married, we became a "doggy" family, and have had dogs in our family ever since. Right now we are up to six dogs...six furry hair shedding dogs! And we love them all. Each dog has it's own unique personality...just like our kids. Our oldest dog, Thelma, has always had a penchant for "babies"..... she always wants to have a stuffed animanl toy in her mouth or in-between her paws. My husband and I kid that Thelma is so attached to "babies" because she never had any of her own, while her sister, Louise (yes..that would be 'Thelma and Louise", hehe), has had several litters in her heyday. Thelma is the sweetest dog though, and her love of babies definitely touches my heart. All you need do is ask her, "Thelma, where is your baby?", and she will happily run off to grab one of her precious toys and bring it back to you for your admiration. She will not want you to hold or take the baby from her mouth though. Thelma is one of those over-protective mother types--she has a firm "look, admire, but no touching" policy when it comes to her babies.

I fell in love with a most wonderful book I was asked to review--and I could not wait to share it here on my blog. Dirty Bow Wow , a tribute to dogs and the objects of their affection, By Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, will melt the heart of any animal lover. Each page has a gorgeous picture of a dog with it's very special toy, and a paragraph or two about the dog. There are such cute photos... it is a just fantastic.
Dirty Bow Wow comes with a huge cause: helping homeless dogs in shelters.http://www.crownpublishing.com/tenspeed/files/2009/05/bwow_horizbanner1.jpg
We all know how sad it is to see dogs in shelters.... my daughter and I would take home every one if we could. But thanks to the The Dirty Bow Wow Toy Drive , we can all help a sweet dog sitting in a shelter somewhere get a special "baby" or toy of their very own to love. All you need to do is stop by a participating book store and drop off a new dog toy of your choosing. We can all do this...I know we can. All bloggers out there....please consider doing this. The Dirty Bow Wow Toy Drive is going on throughout the month of May...so there is plenty of time left to participate!

Win a copy of Dirty Bow Wow! It is a beautiful hardback book, and you will fall in love with the dogs featured in it.

To enter, tell me about your dog and his or her "object of affection," and if you love dogs but do not have one, leave me a comment telling me what kind of dog you would love to adopt from a shelter!

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Blog about this contest and leave me a comment with the URL. Please be sure to link to HHF and the Bow Wow Toy Drive

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Place a Happy Healthy Families Button on your blog, or add HHF to your blog roll (button code is on right hand side bar)

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Please Note** Contest open to US Addresses only. Please leave a valid email address in your comments.

Contest will end May 22 @ 11:59 EST\
Winner will be randomly drawn, notified on here and by email. Winner will have three days to reply or I will have to draw a new winner.

Thanks to Family Review Network and Ten Speed Press for this review.

Good Luck!

64 comments:

  1. My dream of all dream dogs to have one day would have to be a tea-cup yorkey...those things are such cute and irrisistable pets....

    I don't have a pet of my own but I'm entering this giveaway for my very dear friend who has 2 dogs and a cat...she loves pets and I thought this would be a great "just because" gift from a friend to a friend.

    Thanks a bunch!!!
    -barbarabaker :)

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  2. my dog loves its' football squeaky

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  3. I have a Pomeranian mix that loves chasing his squeaky toy in the yard and chewing up anything left on the floor!

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  4. mine love chasing the creatures thru the backyard

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  5. I love Chows, but I'm allergic to dogs and cannot have one. :(
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  6. I have a big, adorable yellow lab. His fave toy is his "Squeaky ball". He squeaks it with joy whenever I walk in the door until I throw it for him. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  7. My muyyley Jellybean doesn't have a favorite toy,he has two laundry baskets full of them. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  10. i used to have a dog who carried around a little rubber Santa everywhere she went!

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  11. Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. My dogs love anything stuffed. Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Our dog passed away 2 years ago, but the object of his affection was my husband.
    He loved to follow him around the house.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    fcscheermom at aol dot com

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  14. My Cocker Spaniel has a Rubber Duckie that he loves. He once entered the bathroom while I was bathing my daughter and pulled it out of the tub. He hasn't let go of it since.
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  16. I have your HHF button on my blog.
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  17. Our house right now is too small and we already have two small boys, but when we eventually sell this house and move, I would love a daschsund!

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  18. I am so excited to share with you an opportunity for you to link up to my giveaway page here http://cheapcheaps.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaway

    Every Friday, I will have a weekly Giveaways Galore post that you can link up to via Mr. Linky!!

    Thanks! Miranda

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  19. My dog, a shelter pup named Princess Peach just loves her frisbee, we play everyday after my husband gets home from work. we love dogs and this book looks super cute!

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  20. My Mimi loves playing w/ an empty palstic peanutbutter jar.She tries to get all the PB out of it

    joni514@roadrunner.com

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  21. My springer spaniels love their nylabones - that and any sock they can steal from any family member.

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  22. We have two golden retrievers, one of whom has a favorite stuffed dock he likes to carry around.

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  23. My dog's "object of affection" is my his "tug-of-war" rope- he constantly wants to play and will sleep with it sometimes!


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  24. My pup Zeus is enamored of a dirty, stinky stuffed rabbit we call "Mr. Bunny." I've had to perform "surgery" on Mr. B. at least ten times because Zeus keeps chewing the squeaker out of the poor thing. Love bites, I guess!

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  25. Sadie's favorite toy is her pinky. It's an almost 4 year old, torn up, pink stuffed bunny.

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  26. Baxter's favorite toy is his plastic hamburger that he buries, digs up, re-buries, carries around, and rolls on.

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  27. My dog is a beagle and since beagles LOVE food her favorite toy is her Kong Toy smeared w/ a little peanut butter.

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  28. My dog loves her stuffed squirrel

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  29. my dog baileys object of affection is a tennis ball! she loves it !

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  30. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  31. My dog Leilani is my heart.
    She loves her little stuff squirrel, and wakes me up every morning by putting the wet soggy thing on my face.






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  32. I have a Sheltie that is my constant companion. She is very smart and loyal and enriches my life greatly! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. My dog recently died :( but his favorite toy was a laser pointer!

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  34. Our rescue dog, Lady, loves this little stuffed pig that she "borrowed" from my son's toybox :-)

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  35. I am a follower.

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  36. My dog loves his squeaky toy and I love him so much!

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  37. My dogs love their rawhides.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  38. I have a Shi Tzu. She loves her Pokemon plastic toy. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  39. our dog chico loves to chew on an old shoe :)

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  41. My dog's "object of affection" is her tennis ball. She loves to carry it everywhere. She is so funny sometimes because I will put a treat out for her and she tries to pick it up with the tennis ball still in her mouth (It never works!)

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  42. I subscribed in Google Reader!

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  43. I follow your blog in Blogger.

    Thank you.

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  44. Bella's "object of affection" is whatever floppy toy my boyfriend's dog hasn't chewed up yet. Bella loves to carry around the soft toys and catch them in her mouth when they're thrown. But since she's been spending more time with my boyfriend's dog, most of those toys have been shredded.

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  45. I have a Austrailian Cattle & Doberman mix. He loves to run around the backyard sniffing for wild animals and play on the trampoline.

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  49. Our dog is a black and white schnoodle. She likes to play with a plush toy in the shape of a big bowtie. It has a squeaker in the middle. That is a requirement.

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  50. MY aussie LOVES playing frisbee!!

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  51. My dog loves those big Kong toys :)

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  52. Our slippers!

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  53. I have three dogs who all like toys but the smallest will take them all with her behind furniture so she can have them to herself, she really likes toys

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  54. I have 3 dogs who just play together.

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  55. I have a black lab who loves his tire.

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