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5/30/15 Guest Blogger, Mom: 2 year anniversary on WP and the book I wrote

Hi, all! Elizabeth here. Hope you’re having a good weekend.

Maggie has recovered from her ear infection and is doing very, very, well on the anti-anxiety medication. She is eating well, sleeping regularly, much more calm, and not eliminating in the house. We cleaned out the garage today, and propped the kitchen door open (which leads to the garage). Instead of fussing, crying, whining, and trying to escape, she just lay down by the open door and observed us. So I would say, she is making improvements by leaps and bounds. Maggie is still very playful and loves her long walks and rope toy. Thank you all for your support of her!

Today marks Maggie’s 2 year anniversary on WP. In this short amount of time, she has garnered 324 followers on WP and more on FB. Maggie (who will blog later) loves her interaction with her human friends on WP, and says thank you to all her followers, new and old.

These last two years have brought great changes to our household. We adopted Maggie May 12, 2013, and started blogging May 30, 2013. Last year, I completed a children’s book entitled, “Maggie: A Shelter Dog Finds Her Home”. It has not been published yet, but I have a fabulous agent who is working diligently to rectify that situation. In the meantime, I have completed two more manuscripts and am in the middle of a fourth. Being a former Library worker in a grammar school, I geared my books toward the K-2 grade level. My fingers are crossed and Maggie’s paws are crossed that we can reach our target audience.

I had a dream last night, maybe it is of some significance; maybe not. I dreamed that my book was published, and there was a score of little “Maggie” toys that were for sale. Mr. Fred Rogers (yes, THE Mr. Rogers!) was there, he was wearing one of his blue sweaters, and he had an old-fashioned kite with the wooden inserts. On the wooden part of the kite, he wrote something in black Sharpie marker about, “the love of children being opened up and floating on a breeze”. Then I woke up. I had been stressing about the last three rejections I had received, and I was flooded with a calm, relaxed feeling. Like I said, maybe it has significance, maybe it doesn’t; all I know is, our favorite Neighbor made me feel a whole lot better.

Thanks again for all your support of Maggie, and by extension, of me. We appreciate all of you.

Your Neighbor, Elizabeth

2/11/15 News Update

We’ve been having kind of sketchy computer service. So I have to tell you what’s been going on!

Mom entered herself and me in the 2016 Pinups for Pitbulls Model search! We had a little photo shoot in the basement and everything! Jamie was in charge of treats for making me sit still and Dad took the pictures with his phone. Then he had a really difficult time getting them dowloaded since the computer has been acting up like crazy!

Pinups for Pitbulls is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate against BSL and end discrimination against all breeds of dogs. Well, that’s part of their mission, anyway. Their “pinup girl and dog” calendar is their main way of making money. If we win the contest, we go to Philadelphia for a professional photo shoot! We will know by March 15 if we are winners or not. Mom hopes at least one of us goes, just to help this fantastic organization!

On the book front, Maggie: A Shelter Dog Finds Her Home has been submitted to 21 publishing houses by our great agent! We have had a few rejections already; however, we have quite a way to go as far as possibilities, and as Nancy says, “We only need one”! Paws crossed for a book deal to happen soon! Mom has two more books on the back burner and one in-process. They are geared for grades K-2.

My young master Jamie has finally regained his health and went to the dentist today. He got a great checkup, except for the fact that he needs braces! Brace yourself…

The humans went out with their dear friends the Serafins the other night. Mom got an early Valentine’s Day gift from them and she gave me the lovely pink ribbon:

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I think I look all festive for Valentine’s Day!

Woof! Love, Maggie (hopefully a pinup Pit)