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Winners! Wk 6, 7, 8

The tour is over. I had sooo much fun and so did the other rescue gals. We appreciate everyone’s time, comments, and can’t thank those who donated prizes enough. Speaking of prizes it’s time to announce the last few winners and grand prize winners for the blog tour.

*Remember to claim prizes send an email to landra.graf7@gmail.com with your info and the prize will be forthcoming… lol! Also, if you won a prize but haven’t sent an email please do if it’s to forfeit due to international location or another reason.

Week 6

Tessa Dare- A Week To Be Wicked – Lexcade (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie)

Maisey Yates- Hajar’s Hidden Legacy- Karen (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie)

Week 7

Bill Cameron’s (awesome)book County Line- Sarah L. (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie) 

Week 8

Grand Prize- $25 Visa Giftcard and $50 Winner choice Gift Card- Lela Gwenn

P.S. I want to say big thanks to those authors with the time to promote our little shindig. Plus uber thanks to Janet Reid for her donation! Every little bit helps and Janet– our little group adores the Shark!

Winners! Week 4 and 5

Again, a bit late. But here are the winners for week 4 and week 5 of our Tour!

*Remember to claim prizes send an email to landra.graf7@gmail.com with your info and the prize will be forthcoming… lol!

Week 4 Winners

Irresistable Anthology- Elaine (commenting on Going from Somebody to Nobody)

Crash Into You by Roni Loren- Karen (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie)

Week 5 Winners

Tempted by Blood by Laurie London- vkw (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie)

Demon’s Bride by Zoe Archer- Jo-Ann (commenting on Confessions of an Animal Junkie)

P.S. There’s still time to enter for the grand prizes for week  8 and comment for a chance to win several awesome books. Just comment on any post between now and tomorrow.

I <3 Dogs Blog Tour Week 8: If I had a dream… What would you do for dog rescues if you could?

Well we’re here. The final stretch. It’s been a long 8 weeks and we’ve learned a lot about time, control, and blogging in general. Don’t doubt it! We plan on coming back again, but much stronger and better then last time. Until then we end the this tour of dog loving goodness with a topic that requires imagination and creativity. You can go as big or as little as you want on this one, but we wanna know… if you could do anything at all for dog rescues out there what would it be?? (Massive Spay and Neuter, Annual grooming classes, training courses, a senior dog home) The Pawsibilities are Endless… so tell us what you would do in the comments.

Other Participating Blogs:

Blog for Paws- Tues. (4/10)

Confessions of an Animal Junkie- Wed. (4/11)

Going From Nobody to Somebody - Thur. (3/22)

Prizes up for grabs this week:

$25 Visa Gift Card

$50 Gift card (winner choice Amazon, Visa, or Petco)

Also don’t forget you can still comment for a chance to win a book from one of the wonderful authors that have donated books to this tour: Zoe Archer, Laurie London, Maisey Yates, Tessa Dare, and the ever awesome Bill Cameron! All Commenters from previous week’s will be entered to win the Grand Prizes listed for the last week.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful time of sharing stories and lots of dog love!

I <3 Dogs Tour Week 7: Favorite Dog Parks and Friendly Attractions

This week is all about your favorite Dog Parks and Friendly Attractions. So tell us Paws Gals what is your favorite dog spot. There’s always some local place to take your dogs for a spot of exercise.  Or a pet friendly attraction that is good for the family too! Breakout the yellow pages, call up your friends, and tell us where’s the best place a dog can hang out in your area?

Other Participating Blogs:

Confessions of an Animal Junkie- Tues. (3/27) & Guests Posts Thurs. (3/29)

Blog For Paws - Tues. (4/3)

Prizes up for grabs this week: A copy of Bill Cameron’s latest release County Line. All you have to do for a chance to win is comment on any of the posts from this week here on Small Town Rescue or our participating blogs between 4/2/12- 4/15/12. *All commenters throughout the tour are entered for prizes. So comment on the post that intrigues you the most or comment on all of them.

County Line- When the steadfast Ruby Jane Whittaker drops out of sight, dogged ex-cop Skin Kadash sets out to discover what drove the woman he loves to leave her life behind so suddenly and without explanation. The discovery of a dead man in Ruby Jane’s apartment and an attack by a mysterious stalker send Skin from Portland to California — and into a charged encounter with her one-time love Peter McKrall. As questions mount and answers grow increasingly out of reach, Skin and Peter cross the country on a desperate journey deep into Ruby Jane’s haunted past — and toward an explosive confrontation which will decide their future.

Critically-acclaimed mystery novelist Bill Cameron is the author of the dark, gritty mysteries County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke and Lost Dog—featuring irascible Portland homicide cop Skin Kadash. In a starred-review of the 2012 Spotted Owl Award winning County Line, Publishers Weekly said, “Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn’t get much better than Cameron’s mournful novel featuring ex-cop Skin Kadash.” And Library Journal called County Line, “A perfect fit for Archie Mayor and William Kent Krueger fans.”

Winners! Wk 2 & 3

It’s a bit late coming, but I’ll tell ya what the rescue business is busy. Spring time is upon us and between vet runs, pet fairs, and a massive web domain change a few lapses occurred.

I’m here to remedy that with a few giveaways! Yay! I’ve finally tallied up comments and the winners have been selected for the blog prizes of the weeks 2 and 3. *To claim your prize send an email to Landra at landra.graf7@gmail.com . She’ll be happy to get your winnings on their way to you.

Week 2 Winners

Not Wicked Enough by Carolyn Jewel- Melody (commenting on Kay Elam Writes post).

Season of Temptation by Theresa Romain- Linda Ann (commenting on Kay Elam Writes post).

Week 3 Winners

When a Scot Loves a Lady by Katherine Ashe- Lauren Diamond (commenting on Going from Nobody to Somebody).

Starbucks $15 gift card- Lisa Fox (commenting on Going from Nobody to Somebody ).

Congrats to the lucky winners! Look for the winners for Week 4 & 5 coming soon! Now off to let the dogs out one more time!

I <3 Dogs Blog Tour Week 6: Favorite Dog/Pet Stores in your area

For those who travel, who are new to different cities, and those who don’t spend too much time scouring for local fare for the animals this week is all about favorite dog/pet stores in your area. From the doggie bakery hiding on the square to the cute little sweaters sold in boutiques. If you’ve got a favorite store we want to hear about it. Don’t limit yourself either, the best things can sometimes be online. So for those with a favorite online shopping spot for their pets tells us about it (free shipping, great selection, etc.) Don’t forget to share the links/locations.

Other Participating Blogs:

Going From Nobody to Somebody - Thurs. (3/29)

Confessions of an Animal Junkie- Tues. (3/27) & Guests Posts Thurs. (3/29)

Prizes up for grabs this week: A copy of Hajar’s Hidden Legacy by Maisey Yates or a copy of A Night To Surrender by Tessa Dare. All you have to do for a chance to win is comment on any of the posts this week here on Small Town Rescue or our participating blogs between 3/26/12- 4/1/12.

She’s a mother, a romance lover, and a U.S. Bestselling Author. Who you ask? Maisey Yates, that’s who! She’s awesome and one of the most friendly romance author’s you’ll ever meet. 14 books in her backlist and growing, this gal knows how to write. She hangs out on twitter, and is usually lurking with a cookie in hand. Check out Maisey’s website: www.maisyyates.com for her complete backlist.

Tessa Dare is the USA Today bestselling author of eight historical romance novels and two novellas. She has twice been awarded the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award, and has twice been a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award. Her books have been contracted for translation in ten languages. Recently, Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance.” The first Spindle Cove book, A Night to Surrender, received critical acclaim, including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist. The digital-only release Once Upon a Winter’s Eve: A Spindle Cove Novella spent four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list. The next Spindle Cove installment, A Week to be Wicked, will be available March 27, 2012 from Avon Books. www.tessadare.com

I <3 Dogs Blog Tour Week 5: The Gorgeous, the Active, and the Unique. Your favorite dog breed.

Shepards, Great Danes, Shiz Tsus, Chihauhuas, Blue Heelers, and Beagles. There are hundreds of dog breeds in existence, and different ones are attractive to different people. Some people base their choice in a dog breed by temperment, for others it’s size, and some simply adopt a dog because those eyes and face just melt their heart. This week it’s about the breeds you like, the ones that scare you and those unique ones that just need someone to love them (Chinese Water Dog is on my unique list).

Other Participating Blogs:

Going From Nobody to Somebody - Thur. (3/22)

Confessions of an Animal Junkie – Tues. (3/20) and Thur. (3/22)

Prizes up for grabs this week: A signed copy of Laurie London’s upcoming paranormal release Tempted by Blood or a signed copy of Devil’s Kiss by Zoe Archer.

A graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration and a former tester/programmer for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie London now writes from her home near Seattle where she lives with her husband and two children. Her debut book, BONDED BY BLOOD, A Sweetblood Novel comes out February 2011 from HQN. EMBRACED BY BLOOD, the second book in the series, is coming July 2011. For more informationa bout Laurie and her Sweetblood series visit her website www.laurielondon.com

Zoë Archer is an award-winning romance author who thinks there’s nothing sexier than a man in tall boots and a waistcoat. As a child, she never dreamed about being the rescued princess, but wanted to kick butt right beside the hero. She now applies her master’s degrees in Literature and Fiction to creating butt-kicking heroines and heroes in tall boots. Her new paranormal historical romance series, THE HELLRAISERS, features the book Devil’s Kiss. For more info about Zoe and THE HELLRAISERS series visit her website www.zoearcherbooks.com

Be sure to comment, and include some links to photos of those dogs you love or find unique. We would love to see pics of these awesome breeds!

I <3 Dogs Wk 3: A day in the life

There are several different types of days in Pawsibilities rescue and an average day for us is most likely completely different than the

Linda ready for the parade!

average day for another rescue as each rescue has its own procedures, processes, etc. With Pawsibilities there are Vet Run days, Dog Pull days, Transport days, Pet Fair days, (My Least Favorite-Day BEFORE pet fair day), etc. Then there is the “Thank Our Lucky Stars” day. The latter is the day when there is no major emergency, no driving for hours, I don’t have to work my regular job today, etc.

The day in the life of Pawsibilities Are Endless dog rescue on a “Thank Our Lucky Stars” average day from the point of view of Lora, Pawsibilities Are Endless president, treasurer, transporter, vet run coordinator, pet fair coordinator and foster mom.

Morning: When I wake up in the morning the first thing is feedings, of course. We let each dog out to use the restroom and then feed them. While they’re eating we start the process of cleaning the patio, which is usually a 45 min. to an hour job.  While I clean the patio, I also clean dog houses. Although I’ve only seen the dog houses used 2 times in the past year and a half, we keep them out there “just in case”, they still get dirt and leaves in them daily so they need to be cleaned. During all this I’m also checking twitter, facebook and all our email addresses to keep our animal’s profiles actively moving. Add in crossposting other dogs from all over the world who need help as well, keeping up with any needs from fosters, potential adopters, and extended family members (aka: adopters).  When the patio is finally clean it’s time to get all the dogs out to the back yard to play. I like to be out there with them to work on any issues I see. (barking at neighbors, digging, etc) This also gives me the chance to socialize the dogs and do basic training at the same time.

Afternoons are for naps. -Miley

Afternoons: Afternoons are spent rotating our foster dogs out for exercise and fresh air while again working on twitter, facebook, youtube, emails, phone calls, etc. At the same time I’m trying to get my personal duties accomplished (paying bills, cleaning, tutoring my son, etc). Every time a text, phone call or email comes in I’m hoping it’s not an emergency. Afternoons are also for research, paying rescue expenses, updating medical records, making videos, taking and cropping photos, etc. Glamorous… I know. But in reality if I ever wanted to go into pet photography I would be on the right path.

Evenings: Evenings are probably the most hectic. As soon as 4pm hits the family starts trickling in the front door. Now on top of juggling the never-ending dog rotation and trying to handle rescue related items, etc, it’s also family time.  From  4-10pm it’s really just a matter of juggling family and fosters (and making sure Flower doesn’t run off with another one of my shoes, which by the way, she just did, then walked back in to make sure I knew and left again : ) trying to make sure everyone’s needs are met while again working online. FYI: The insanity of these moments is actually what makes this kind of worth while because my fosters provide so much comic relief. 

Yes, I eat shoes. You love me
-Flower

After 10pm it’s usually “Potty and Playtime.” I like to make sure each foster dog is pretty well worn out and has used the restroom before I go to bed. This is for my own selfish reasons as well as their comfort. In most cases I kennel our foster dogs at night, if they are well exercised they are nice and quiet all night and sleep like babies like the rest of us. So, from 10pm until about 1am the foster dogs again take turns using the restroom and playing to their hearts content.

Please remember as you read this, I could tell you stories about the worst days, but you hear about those all the time so I chose to discuss the easiest day in rescue. The “Thank Our Lucky Stars Day” is my favorite day. Even though it’s extremely busy— and I never get everything done— this is a day when all of our dogs are healthy and we have time to help other rescues/shelters by crossposting their dogs. I get to spend time with my family, my dogs and my foster dogs. I don’t have to commute. This is a day I can actually take time to enjoy the volunteer work that I do. I don’t take these days for granted because I know tomorrow may bring a long drive, hours at the vet clinic or a major emergency. I also know we can’t save every dog so I just try to do the best I can for the dogs we do bring into our rescue.

Lora

President, Pawsibilities Are Endless

I <3 Dog Blog Tour Week 4: What I know about dog rescues?

This week is about what you know. Of course, Pawsibilities is a rescue so we know a ton about it. Our post Wednesday will share a day in the life of story for those unfamiliar with how our rescues operate. Life in dog rescue can be a bit dirty, emotional, and fulfilling. Definitely a difficult challenge, especially if your heart is easily engaged. In the meantime you can visit the other participants and find out more about their rescue knowledge.

Other Participating Blogs:

Going From Nobody to Somebody - Thurs. (3/15)

Confessions of an Animal Junkie- Tues. (3/13) & Guests Posts Thurs. (3/15)

Blog For Paws - Tues. (3/13)

Prizes up for grabs this week: A copy of  Irresistable: Erotic Romance For Couples (an anthology) courtesy of the fabulous Tiffany Reisz and a personalized signed copy of Crash Into You by Roni Loren. All you have to do is comment on any of our posts, or the participating blog’s posts this week (3/12-3/18). Winner will be announced next Monday (3/19).

Tiffany Reisz is the author of THE SIREN, the first book in THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series (Mira Books, August 2012). She lives in Lexington, Kentucky and often moonlights as the Scourge of Carpathia. For more information on IRRESISTABLE or to buy this awesome anthology visit Amazon
 
Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. After earning a master’s degree in social work from LSU, she worked in a mental hospital, counseled birthmothers as an adoption coordinator, and did management recruiting in her PJs. But she always returned to writing. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars concerts. Her debut novel, CRASH INTO YOU, is now available from Berkley Heat. To learn more about Roni and her books visit her website at www.roniloren.com

 Winners for Wk 2 and Wk 3 prizes will be announced this Wednesday (sorry for the delay but the doggies have been demanding more attention lately). 
 
Also don’t forget the Animal Junkie Challenge. For every dollar donated (up to $50), Phoenix Sullivan owner of the Confessions of an Animal Junkie blog will match the donation. Every little bit helps, and we’ll cover how that works in a post this week. You’d be amazed at how the smallest donation can have the effect of a lifetime. Cheers to all and we look forward to the stories and comments this week!

I <3 Dogs Wk 3: The Gals favorite pet related media

As mentioned in our Monday post this week is all about our favorite pet media. Songs, movies, books, etc… anything of that nature that inspires the heartfelt feelings we have toward the animals that have, do, and will love us in our lives. So here’s the Gals of Pawsibilities favorite choices:

Monica

 Where the Red Fern Grows because it shows just how loyal a dog will be to you when you be loyal to them.

Lora

Turner and Hooch and K-9

Landra

Homeward Bound, Fox and the Hound, and Shiloh. All 3 movies made me cry like a little baby. Of course Shiloh is a book made into a movie, and I cried when I read the book too. But The Fox and the Hound is one I remember from childhood with great fondness. A friendship of unlikely circumstances. “We’ll always be friends forever!”- Todd

Other honorable mentions include Old Yeller, which is another movie to bring tears to the eyes. Of course Lassie, who can forget such a loyal and helpful friend. I’m sure there are many more out there, so feel free to hope in and comment about your favorites. If you loved one of our choices tell us why? What memories link to those films?

Remember for your comment you’re entered in winning this week’s prizes: A copy of Katharine Ashe’s newest historical romance When a Scot Loves a Lady or a $15 Starbucks Giftcard. All you have to do is comment on any of our posts, or the participating blog’s posts this week (3/5-3/11). Winner will be announced next Monday (3/12). For a list of participating blogs check out our Monday post.

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