Monday, January 14, 2013

Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber {book giveaway}

Dog-Ma The Zen Of slobber
Today's giveaway is courtesy of author Barbara Boswell Brunner who is giving away a digital copy of her book Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber to one lucky reader of this blog.

About Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber

Barbara grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and-dog at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventies relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara's cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves.

Each new dog adds a new dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole "nine lives thing" is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad.

Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber will inspire you with the couple's unstinting love, devotion, and respect for dogs as family members. You'll be glad to include it in your treasured collection of great dog books.

Giveaway details:

To enter to win, leave a comment telling me why you are interested in winning this book. Contest is open worldwide and ends January 21. Good luck!

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Yvette said...

Dog-ma: the zen of slobber sounds like such a cute book about dogs!

Taryn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like you give away a LOT of books here. I'll have to keep an eye on things :-)

Oh, I see your blog-hop badge for the Vampire Bite on Valentine's Day. I guess I should have saved today's post for that blog hop ;-)

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Hi Avalon! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Dogma looks like a fun read. I'll keep checking back for more book reviews and other fun stuff!

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Kathy said...

We just got a new dog. An English setter names Relay!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this book! I am a huge dog person and just love everything about them! This would make a great coffee table book for my first apartment! Thank you for this amazing giveaway and the chance to win!

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Jorie said...

I would love to win this book. I was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago. During my first trials with chemotherapy, my neighbors bought me a yellow lab puppy, hoping that his sweet enthusiasm and joyfulness would help me get throught the rough times. I named him Tango. To this day, Tango is my companion, my partner in crime, my protector, and my best friend. I have since been ,arried and had a child. Tango has made sure to protect and love each of us. I joke with people and tell them he is like one of my children, but sometimes I think it's the other way around and that Tango treats us and cares for us like we are HIS children.

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Molly The Wally said...

Sounds like a great read. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Heather Willis said...

My dogs are my children and they each bring different but unique personalities to our family. i love books based around animals and love to see how others pets bring positivity to their lives. fingers crossed that i win

Chelle Thompson said...

Because I love animals and I love books... and this has to do with both!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Sounds like a great book!

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore dogs. I still have a huge hole in my heart after losing my Molly almost six years ago, so I love to read dog stories. Please enter me to win Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber. Thank you!

carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sarika Patkotwar said...

I love dogs and for as long as I can remember, we've always had a pet dog at home. Since I was born, there's been one dog or the other. I've grown up playing with them all!

Thank you for the giveaway!
Email- sarikapatkotwar(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Shannon Bereza said...

I am interested in winning this book because I LOVE dogs. I have always had at a minimum one dog in my life at all times. Currently I have 5 kids and 3 dogs! So, more like 8 kids. My "human" children always tease me that I love the dogs more than them. I always tell them the dogs don't talk back and just give me love! Our house includes a rowdy pack of dogs including a 19 yr old beagle, a 6 yr old chihuahua, and a 3 yr old cockapoo. Kind of a strange combination but I love them all. Thanks for the giveaway! sbereza22(at) gmail (dot) com

Shannon Bereza said...

And there is also two cats in our home as well. A 13 year old orange tabby and his sister a 13 year old solid black cat with green eyes.

katja9_10 said...

I love dogs and I love reading books about them.

katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

Jenny said...

It looks like a fun read!

Thanks for the giveaway

fizees@jenblogs.com

Sandra K321 said...

Thanks for offering this book. I love dogs and this sounds like an enjoyable book. We have a big yellow lab.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Dena McMurdie said...

I'm always up for a new book. Sounds really interesting!

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Anonymous said...

My boyfriend's mom is a dog trainer and it would be a cool gift!
Thanks, Rachel
Rachelh9081@yahoo.com

Meghan said...

Book looks great!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Meghan Stith
mestith@gmail.com

cathy henatyszen said...

i'm a dog lover... sounds like a book for me

cathy henatyszen ddreemz @ yahoo.com

Timshaun said...

It sounds good
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Vicky CK said...

I have feline child substitutes myself, but this would be a great Valentine's gift for my aunt who fosters Westies and loves dogs but can't have either (other child subs). She gives so much but doesn't get enough in return.

Thanks for the giveaway.

vickykerr(at)sbcglobal.net

Sam Stamp said...

This sounds like a really great book! I have always loved dogs and truly believe they make your life better! Thank you for the great giveaway!

samimcsamsam@gmail.com

Zainalabidin Mohamed Noor said...

For years i wanted a dog,
Last year I still didnt get a dog,
so... a book on dogs will suffice...

Ally said...

This would be perfect for my mother. She loves talking about and thinking about how much dogs change us and help us as people (:

Anne Consolacion said...

I'm an animal lover and I would love this book. I can share this with my other animal lover friends, specially those who are working at PAWS.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this post and would love to read the book Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber. It sounds like a great read, and I love the cover. I like reading books about dogs and cats...actually any animal. I don't have a dog, but I do have a very spoiled cat, MollyBee. Thanks for the entry in your giveaway.

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

corey said...

coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
Sounds like a good book for any animal lover. hope to win.

AmandaSue said...

Because I like reading, and I like dogs :-)

AmandaSue
unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

J. 76 said...

I am interested in winning this book because I love to read and really like to try ou new books. I am an animal lover and this sounds right up my alley.

Thanks!
Jayme

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Ms. J said...

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andalene said...

Dog book for a dog lover - sounds interesting, hoping to learn more about it, or win it.
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oriana said...

i love dogs!!
thanks for this great gift!!
orianofla@gmail.com

Toni Porter said...

Simple. I LOVE dogs! I love reading books filled with stories and/or recollections about canines (and, yes, I don't even mind that I'll inevitably start crying reading about them).

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slb3334 said...

I like to read a wide variety of books.

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kerri said...

I love to read! I have 5 dogs, so this sounds like a perfect book!

Heather! said...

I love dogs! I particularly love that the books describes them as family members. I really dislike the word 'pet' because I think it demeans them. Would love to read this!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I kinda miss answering a question! LOL
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coni guerin said...

Love dogs! Sounds fun.
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Teawench said...

Sometimes reading about dogs is better than reading about people.
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Cindy Munkelt said...

I love dogs and love to read stories that include dogs. It sounds like a really great story.

Ashtrie Karana Putrie said...

dog-lover always fascinate me ;p

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Cryscringle said...

I adore dogs so much and wish that I could have a dog right now but my living situation keeps me from having one.

Thank you for this giveaway! :)

Crystal Craig
craigcrystal AT ymail DOT com

Bex said...

Looks like a cute book :)

Kristall said...

It seems like an interesting read

marksgirl said...

since my husband and i rescued a little 1 lb 12 oz fur ball that eventually has become a pudgy 20 lb jack russell mix, and our only child, i have become possessed with all things dogs. and i read all books, more or less, that deal with dogs. my kindle has become saturated with the things :)

laurie
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Anonymous said...

I love to read stories about dogs and cats.
Sukie (dot) meadows (at) aol (dot) com

DH Jax said...

My love of dogs is why I want to win this book.... I have eight dogs, three are rescues....and I've never had a single day in my life that I didn't own a dog.... I am brand new to blogging but even my blog is going to be all about dogs....this would be a great book to read and I would be able to put a review on my blog.... Thanks for the opportunity. Dh_jax@yahoo.com

Katie Amanda said...

I love dogs. I volunteer at my local shelter. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle said...

This sounds like an interesting book to add the dogs into the equation of love. michelle (at) momscholar (dot) net

bn100 said...

I like animals.

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Silent Poet said...

I'm interested in winning this book mostly because of the title lol It sounds really interesting! And I love dogs :) Thanks for the giveaway!

-Rachael Henzman
lostandfound1220@ hotmail.com

KateV said...

I'd love to win this because I love to read, and reading about dogs is the absolute best!
LyricInTime2803 @ yahoo . com

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I would like to win this because I love dogs. I have 4 of my own, and I volunteer at pet shelters.

Amanda Rauch said...

It just sounds like a book you should read if you have a dog. We have two. I am very interested to see what this book is all about!
amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

I'm a dog person and have always loved dogs...my dog Sandy just turned 19 yrs old in October and has for all those years been my constant companion..I know how much a dog can be a part of your life in many ways. I would love to read Dog-ma The Zen Of Slobber. Please enter me in the contest.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Jackie said...

I'm a dog person and have always loved dogs...my dog Sandy just turned 19 yrs old in October and has for all those years been my constant companion..I know how much a dog can be a part of your life in many ways. I would love to read Dog-ma The Zen Of Slobber. Please enter me in the contest.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

SueFitz said...

thanks for participating

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DebbyM said...

I would love to read this book. I, like most people here, am a true dog lover. My little "girl" is so great. She gives me a kiss as I leave for work...and is waiting by the window when I come home for work....and most importantly, she keeps my 81 year old mother company while I'm at work (the same woman who said she didn't want a dog...now asks the dog if she wants to take a nap in bed with her!!).

She is truly a member of our family. I grew up with dogs...and will always have one.

Hope I win!
Debby

diane s said...

Dog-ma looks great!

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Ellezor Payne said...

I want to participate because I love books, and I love dogs. And I think this is pretty interesting :)

Kelly Powell said...

I'm a dog lover. I have 2 dogs. One is 14 yrs old & the other 8 yrs old. They always stay beside me no matter where I go :-) Thank you for sharing.

Solarride Rivernik said...

Looks like a fun reading!

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Marilyn said...

Sounds like a great book!

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Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love animals!

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Marilisa Vasquez said...

I would love to have Dog-ma: The Zen Of Slobber.

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scottsgal said...

because we have 2 slobbery friends at home that we love
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Betty C said...

I love to read about our furry friends. (Cats included)

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda Kish said...

Seven dogs at my house. I love to read about them. Maybe I could read it to them.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Andrew of Dunedin said...

Have tried to win (unsuccessfully) on a couple of other sites. Love dogs, am currently dogless but that's a relatively short period of my life!

michelle gilliiland mcafee said...

I think my family would like to read this book. We have a wonderful little guy who is a member of our family. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

Renee said...

I want to win this book because my new baby is finally settling into a predictable routine and I can read books again, and need some new, light-hearted material :)

Jessica Bracho said...

I just adopted a Jindo mix from a local shelter(I pick him up today!), and I am very interested in everything to do with dogs lately, so I would love to win!
love_jellybean_love at hotmail dot com

jayedee said...

i've heard such wonderful things about this book....i'm involved in pet rescue, too, and it seems like it would be right up my alley!

Kathleen M Smith said...

I would gift this to a family member who is hard to buy gifts for, but LOVES dogs!

willdebbie said...

I love dog stories, would love to pass along to my girls
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

Crystal Merrill said...

I would love to have this book! I love to read animal stories.

Anonymous said...

I so love animals and books about them are just the Best with a capital 'B'! , thank you much
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kaseycone said...

I'm interested to win because I love dogs!!!

Echo F. M. said...

As a dog lover, this just sounds really sweet and heartwarming.

Echo, echo_f_m(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This book looks fun. It reminds me of our goofy dog, Apok.
Thanks,
Diana
unachica_latina@yahoo.com

MizVickik said...

Love dogs and this book looks like a lot of fun!
MizVickik at gmail dot com

Valerie Stayton said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds like our life. We always have animals around us including at least one dog at all times. We currently have three: Nala (terrier mix that is 6 living with cancer, Chewy a German Shepherd female that's 1.5 and Thor another German Shepherd that's 1.5.

Robyn L said...

I would love to read this book because it sounds like my life with my late husband and me and our dogs :) Ours was a dog life:)

Lynette said...

I'd like to win because I Love dogs!

Becca Wilson said...

I have read a lot of lovely books devoted to animals being a person's sanity, family member, savior. I would love to read this one!
wilsonre09@students.ecu.edu

Judy Gregory said...

i have 10 pomeranians, a chihuahua, and a big ol' yellar yard dog. 'nuff said.
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Emi Pearce said...

What a great book about dogs. This would be a perfect birthday present for my father in law. Thank you.

susan quackenbush at quackenbushfamily@live.com said...

I am interested in winning this book because I got my first dog at aged 50. He is a rescure dog but he actually rescued me from PTSD. Thank you for this chance to win

Atreau said...

I would love this because I'm a huge dog lover!

Gwen LTP said...

Thanks! ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com
Big dog lover! <3

Sue Hull said...

I'd like to win this because I love to read & I love dogs.So having my two faves in one is a double treat.I've always had a dog growing up.My daughter has 3 of them.1 she's had since he was a puppy,1 she was fostering and her fiance fell in love with her so they kept her.One was dumped in their neighborhood and he went to their house.When he opened the door there was this cute little dog sitting on their doorstep.He had a chip so they went over to where the dog belonged and they didn't want it.So I told my daughter that they were meant to have him.He's the sweetest and mellowest dog.I've always lived in an apt so I knew when my daughter grew up she'd have dogs and cats(1).I told her God blessed her with them to make up for the ones she couldn't have when she was little.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)
tigers3450@att.net

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I would love to win this book to share with my sister. She has the dogs, but I'd be reading before I shared.
coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

JohnZ said...

Bow wow, bow wow, ruff ruff ruff.

Jenni said...

I'd love to win because books + dogs = pure happiness!

Jenni
redheartsxo [at] gmail.com

ErinC said...

I would love to read this because I love my dogs, too!

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