Friday, July 1, 2011

Dear Sparkle - Advice From One Cat To Another {book giveaway}


Dear Sparkle - Advice From One Cat To Another
Today's giveaway is courtesy of Janice Garza who is giving away a pawtographed copy of the book Dear Sparkle: Advice From One Cat To Another to one lucky reader of this blog.

When cats have problems, who can better help them but another cat? That's why Sparkle the Designer Cat published a book to help distressed felines deal with the issues their humans couldn't solve (or perhaps caused in the first place). Whether it's food stealing, territorial disputes, or toy trouble, Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to Another answers each meow for help in true cat-to-cat fashion. A cute and funny book that both cats and humans will love.

Winner, Hollywood Book Festival, Wild Card Category
Honorable Mention, New York Book Festival

"Sparkle is most definitely the Dear Abby of the feline world."
-Quasi, author of The World Is Your Litter Box

To enter:

Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on this post to let me know that you're interested in winning this book.

Additional entries:

Share this giveaway post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry and the link to your post.

This contest is open internationally!

Giveaway ends July 7, 2011 at 11:59 EST. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Good luck!

Purchase

126 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Avalon Cat,
Pawesome book!!!!! I want one! I want one! I want one! har har har *evil laughs*

buddyt said...

This sounds like a fun read !

I have joined as a Follower via GFC.

Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for opening it to International entries.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

ImSoVintage said...

Just followed you back from the Friday blog hop. I would love to be entered in your contest 8-)

Diane said...

New GFC follower from the Social Parade!

I you get a chance feel free to stop by my blog,
Me, Him And The Cats
http://mehimandthecats.blogspot.com

Sunray Gardening said...

Thanks for stopping by and I am following also. Great blog.
Cher Sunray Gardens

The Kewl~Kitty~Krew said...

We are followers and would LOVE to be entered~!!! Happy 4th~!!!

Michelle said...

This looks like such a fun book! I'm following you now. books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

teecup said...

This is awesome. I've already followed you on Google Connect. My cats love Avalon!

Much ♥ from all of us.

Elizabeth said...

NEW FOLLOWER...cute blog.

I don't need entered...just wanted to say hello.

Anonymous said...

GFC Krystal Larson This looks like a wonderful book! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

elegantdaily said...

What a great blog! I found you through a Friday blog hop, please hop on over to my blog too!

Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader as cenya2 and would love to read this book.

Jasmine n Marjorie

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

jmrinaldo said...

Just followed you back, and would be very interested in reading your book!

Prancer Pie said...

We already follow. But would luv to win the book! Have a great holiday weekend!

Catstina said...

Awesome! I would love a book! I think I already follow your blog publicly, it shows up on my dashboard's reading list!

Anne K. Albert said...

New follower and cat lover!

annekalbert AT gmail DOT com

Pricilla said...

I follow. Sparkle is a very wise cat
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We would LOVE to win this book! We are following you publicly on GFC

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Did I tell you we would LOVE to win this book? We also just tweeted the contest under @catchatcaren

Darlene said...

Oh, gosh, I'm a cat lover! I'd love to win this book!

I'm a new follower on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for tweeting:

http://twitter.com/#!/DarleneBookNook/status/86973096950628352

I'm a new follower on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

catfromhell said...

Dear Avalon, your number 1 fan here! Me loves Sparkle too (well, not as nuch as yous). me has been your fan forever!
Can yous please enter me in the draw?
Kisses
Nellie

Kitty said...

So cute! Would love to have this for my kitty.

BTW does any cat owners have any helpful tips the vet says my kitty has pancreatitis =(

Royal Ruskies said...

This book sounds like a book that our Mommy would really like! Could you enter us in your contest? If we win we could give it to Mommy! I bet she would even read some of it to us at bed time!

oomph. said...

already a follower and would love the book!

info[at]oomphhawaii[dot]com

LifeTwins&dramaQueen said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by me :) I'm your newest follower!!

Tapanga Jansen said...

i's intersted in wining this buk! my kittees wil reed to me!!

Sherry said...

This sounds like it will be a very fun book to read please count me in.

GFC follower - Sherry S.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Akira said...

I like the sound of this book.

GFC follower: Akira Yamada

Akira said...

From above (Akira Yamada)
email; akiray.ak002(at0gmail(dot)com

Facebook shared this contest as well.
(http://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/?s=99&appid=2309869772&p%5B0%5D=100001363831025&p%5B1%5D=185156398209317)

AgnesPink said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
The book seems amazing!!
GFC Follower: AgnesPink

pranali_nk04@yahoo.com
Xx

lindahl said...

I am very interested in entering to win this book. Please include me.
Jeanette Jackson
lindahl at rogers dot com

lindahl said...

I tweeted about the giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/jlindahlj/status/87247909585829888

lindahl at rogers dot com

Laurie said...

I'm a long-time GFC follower and I would love to win this book. Include me please.
lauriej170 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Lane said...

Can Sparkle help my cat actually USE the litter box? Izzie the cat needs help! Thanks for the giveaway--the book looks hilarious.

Dee Bibb said...

New follower....tweeted :Dee38753
and posted to FB: Dee Bibb

dbibb5134 (at) gmail (dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say no as I have already read and reviewed this awesome book :-)

ruthhill74 said...

new gfc follower
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

shared on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ruthhill74/posts/180392278688819

ruthhill74 said...

shared on twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/ruthhill74/status/87276850090491904

Sakira said...

This book is so cute!! I LOVE cats!!! :)

GFC Follower: Sakira

Kris
elfdrop at gmail dot com

Sakira said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SummersKris/status/87277953234382848

Kris
elfdrop at gmail dot com

Sakira said...

Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=136197999792516&id=118674174884388

Kris
elfdrop at gmail dot com

Sakira said...

Shared at the Imaginary Reads FB page:
http://www.facebook.com/ImaginaryReads/posts/245418228802588

Kris
elfdrop at gmail dot com

Sakira said...

Tweeted at Imaginary Reads twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/ImaginaryReads/status/87278928024190976

Kris
elfdrop at gmail dot com

Deal Seeking Mommas said...

From the HOP!! Following you on GFC, please follow back. Thanks Deal Seeking Mommas

Mr Puddy said...

I have the second book of Sparkle,but I didn't have this one..Entry me please !!!
Have a great weekend
xoxo

Laura Lowe said...

I'd love to win! I follow you here on GFC!

Blackest_Night_Reads said...

I want! I want! I want!

This book looks great. I love cats, and cat books. Have you read Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper? It's amazing.

I'm a new GFC follower.

ellen_r_hudson(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Katie said...

I have 5 cats and would love to win this book!
I a new GFC follower
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

Katie said...

I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/katiemitchell1/status/87329805795725313
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

Katie said...

I shared thison facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=238124046216963&id=1789458001
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

Janelle said...

Avalon Cat, count me in!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this pawsome giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

marybelle said...

GFC follower. A fabulous book thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Rommel Fernandes said...

Am a GFC follower. Would love to win this book. Thanks for making this giveaway international.

ilovesouthgoa at gmail dot com

Rommel Fernandes said...

Have tweeted about this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/rommelferns77/status/87414790498172928

Jenn Spencer said...

I'm GFC follower and I interested in winning this book.

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
I Love Making Hair Bows!

xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win! I follow on GFC as squiggles87.

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Info for the cat with pancreatitis:

Veterinary treatment is always necessary in cases of pancreatitis but herbal and homeopathic remedies are quite beneficial to the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. One of these is Milk Thistle. It is a high-powered antioxidant; removing system toxins at the cellular level, thus alleviating the cats symptoms.

Burdock is also an herb for the treatment and future prevention of new attacks of the ailment. Burdock has antibiotic and blood purification properties.

A bio-chemic tissue salt called Nat. Phos helps break down and digest fats in the system.
Nat. Sulph helps with liver detoxification, which is a contributing factor to pancreatitis.

Holistic experts also agree that the best diet for cats with pancreatitis is a raw diet. The belief is that processed foods are damaging to most animals, if not people too. The cat's anatomy is one good argument for a raw, meat-based diet. Cats have sharp teeth, short intestines, and their digestive secretions are highly concentrated. This is indicative of a cat's natural need for a diet of raw protein. Slowly add fresh, raw, unprocessed food into the cat's daily diet, and simultaneously reduce a bit of the usual commercial food. Vary your cat's diet, but be watchful for allergic reactions.

Exercise on a regular basis aids digestion and reduces boredom and stress.

Grow some cat grass to keep in your home for your cat that naturally chooses the grass to induce vomiting and rid itself of hairballs or other toxins.

Adding some green sprouts to the cat's diet is another option.

Anonymous said...

Info for the cat with pancreatitis:

Veterinary treatment is always necessary in cases of pancreatitis but herbal and homeopathic remedies are quite beneficial to the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. One of these is Milk Thistle. It is a high-powered antioxidant; removing system toxins at the cellular level, thus alleviating the cats symptoms.

Burdock is also an herb for the treatment and future prevention of new attacks of the ailment. Burdock has antibiotic and blood purification properties.

A bio-chemic tissue salt called Nat. Phos helps break down and digest fats in the system.
Nat. Sulph helps with liver detoxification, which is a contributing factor to pancreatitis.

Holistic experts also agree that the best diet for cats with pancreatitis is a raw diet. The belief is that processed foods are damaging to most animals, if not people too. The cat's anatomy is one good argument for a raw, meat-based diet. Cats have sharp teeth, short intestines, and their digestive secretions are highly concentrated. This is indicative of a cat's natural need for a diet of raw protein. Slowly add fresh, raw, unprocessed food into the cat's daily diet, and simultaneously reduce a bit of the usual commercial food. Vary your cat's diet, but be watchful for allergic reactions.

Exercise on a regular basis aids digestion and reduces boredom and stress.

Grow some cat grass to keep in your home for your cat that naturally chooses the grass to induce vomiting and rid itself of hairballs or other toxins.

Adding some green sprouts to the cat's diet is another option.

Judy said...

This book really looks good. I would love to win it.

GFC follower-judy

Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow you via gfc as mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

ClippingMoney said...

I follow you on GFC and I would love to win this book

bettimoe@gmail.com

ClippingMoney said...

I shared on FB
http://www.facebook.com/elizabethaduncan/posts/186825814705738

bettimoe@gmail.com

ClippingMoney said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ClippingMoney/status/87718339555762178

bettimoe@gmail.com

ClippingMoney said...

I shared on my blog
http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-copy-of-dear-sparkle-advice-from.html?spref=bl

http://www.clippingmoney.blogspot.com/
bettimoe@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom Thank you!

Becca said...

I follow on gfc as Becca. I would love to win this. Thanks!

The Island Cats said...

We already have Sparkle's book so we won't enter. But whoever wins it will love it!!

The Paw Relations said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on our blogs today.

We won't be entering your giveaway, but we would like to wish everyone that is, good luck!

Amanda Stephan said...

I love cats and this sounds like such a cute book! I'd like to win it :) I follow you thru gfc

amanda38401 at gmail dot com

Amanda Stephan

Caro'sCat said...

Hi Avalon, thanks for following my blog :D Sparkle looks like she could tell me a thing or two!!! Add me in please >^,,^<

Rad Hall said...

Definitely count me in :)
Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC follower - Rad Hall

emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

Kendra Lynne said...

Enter me please! I follow you through GFC and you can leave a comment on my website ismikendra.org if I win. Thanks!

Kendra Lynne said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/ismikendra/status/87910037497970688

isahrangme said...

i want to win this book!!

isahrangme said...

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=132500166831144&id=100001907667107

hehehe

isahrangme said...

https://twitter.com/#!/isahrangme/status/87945356712742912

yay

Melissa said...

Hi! I’m your newest follower from the Blog Hop! I hope you’ll come by and visit my blog at http://www.winforfun.blogspot.com Have a great weekend!!!

Debbie Rodgers said...

Love cats! Would love to win this book!

I follow on GFC (Debbie Rodgers)

debbie AT exurbanis DOT com

Thank you!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks so much for your visit. As you say we are almost neighbours! I am glad I have now found your blog, it really sounds fun and I have a couple of friends who I know will enjoy it as well. I will be back. Take care. Diane

Bailey Be Good! said...

Just stopped by to wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July!!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

christined22 said...

Thank you for the giveaway! GFC-Christine Davis

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Lyddz said...

I totally love the idea of this book! It looks really really cute!
GFC - Lydia Maendel
gingerrodent AT aol DOT com

Moose said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Happy 4th and I would love to win your book....it may help me with my own Cat. Tail Wags.
~moose

Bakin_Goddess said...

This sounds like a great book! I sure miss my cats! :( I just love them!

GFC -- Kimmie, Nola

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com
readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

Bakin_Goddess said...

Tweeted giveaway -- http://twitter.com/#!/Bakin_Goddess/status/88082863165149185

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com
readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

meandmom said...

I'd like to win.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com
saysmesaysmom.blogspot.com

April Decheine said...

Stopping by from the Tuesday Blog Trail Hop. :-) Following on GFC..

Maureen said...

I follow on GFC and would love to win this book.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC and would love to win this book!

susanw28 (AT) mindspring (DOT) com

Karen said...

Sounds great. Our cat DEFINITELY runs our house, LOL!

I follow on GFC

kpuleski at gmail dot com

MelsDeals said...

Blog hopping today. i just followed you. Cats and books. Looks like we have a few things in common. We have a family bookstore and a precious feline. Have a great day.
Melissa
http://melsdeals.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

GFC-follower: linda_michelle_

linda_michelle_(at)hotmail(dot)com

George the Lad said...

Oh my you are one famous cat!!!, thanks for popping by my bloggie and following and your kind comment, I'm following you back so I can see what you get up to :)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

La Gata Lola said...

Gracias por el comment! Agregué un link a mi blog, me encantaron los cartoons!
Saludos! :3

Anonymous said...

I follow on GFC and would love to win

laurie1993@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/FrugalWahms/status/88412539398004736

laurie1993@verizon.net

meowmeowmans said...

What a great giveaway! We are already following on GFC. :)

kthattori AT gmail DOT com

Dinda_SI said...

I'm a GFC follower and I would love to read the book.

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485, I'd love to read this, it sounds so fun! I often wonder what my cat is thinking :)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me.

GFC: Thais
thais_rpc(at)hotmail(Dot)com

Thais Pampado said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/_slycat/status/88698997228838912

thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sheila Deeth said...

Very nice. Looks a fun book and great giveaway. Wishing you well. sheiladeeth at hotmail dot com

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Wow - a heap of entries so far. OK here's mine and Mum's Are we there yet MOL!!

Dash Kitten

Yvette said...

Ik zou heel graag het boek Dear Sparkle winnen. Bedankt om deze wedstrijd te organiseren. Ik volg via Google Friend Connect.

lelijke yvette @ gmail . com

Cavinder Family said...

Thanks for following!! Love that this is all about your cat..your famous cat!

Mary said...

Following GFC ~ Mary

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Following on Twitter @sweepingme

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Following on Facebook.

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Newest follower! www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

Meg Issacs said...

Thanks so much for the follow, wish I had a cat! :)

Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).
It sounds like an interesting read.

gkbccb said...

cute pics! newest follower ! hey hon! found ya on the blog hop at victorias voice! would ya follow me gfc back, I am now following you! Thanks so much! Be sure to visit my blog @ http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com . I have a giveaway for a 12pk of Peter Rabbt Organics, PLUS a 6mo free advertising on my blog! :)

Mia J. said...

I follow on GFC. I would like to win this book.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Esme said...

I follow and would love to win this book-one can always use advice. Thank you for stopping by.

Esme said...

cococroissants Esme
avalon-lion.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-co… great cat book giveawa

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Erin Slattery said...

GFC follower
Plz enter me into the giveaway, ty
beezhappee12@yahoo.com

AimeeKay said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

aimeelavalle(at)gmail(dot)com

GFC Follower-AimeeKay

I would love to win, thank you!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I follow your blog! Wonderful giveaway!

Linda Lan and Miss Kitty said...

Am visiting from the Relax & Surf Sunday hop -

Am your Newest Follower, too. My Cat, Miss Kitty, would love to win your giveaway from Dear Sparkle!

Nice to meet you!

Have a great Sunday!

Linda

Nicole weaver said...

Thanks for the follow, I was already a follower. I love cats, but unfortunately my two sons are hugely allergic to them, so we have a dog instead. Cute, cute blog.
Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Children's Author
http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com
http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll visit again soon. I just joined you as a follower and will be featuring you tonight, so stop by to take a peek.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Saving By The Sea said...

Following from Over 40 GFC hop! Hope you'll follow us too :) www.savingbythesea.com

Jessica Nicely said...

Just stopping by to say hello from your latest follower!! Your sweet kitty resembles my kitty, if you have time you should take a look at my blog and see! :) I'm looking forward to all the upcoming kitty postings! :)

D7ana said...

Happy Blog Jog Day from D7ana of PhillyCollector and Louie De Cat, Companion Cat.

Thanks for visiting and following! I look forward to reading Avalon's cat cartoons.

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