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Friday, January 11, 2013

Dogs Of Courage: Review and Giveaway!

We're thrilled to bring you an opportunity to win a copy of this terrific book, Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around The World by The New York Times best selling author, Lisa Rogak. By the way, if you want a fascinating glimpse into the freelance writers' life, check out Ms. Rogak's website.  And make sure to enter to win a copy of Dogs of Courage at the end of this post!

You already know what fans we are of working dogs-those many thousands of canines around the world that selflessly devote their lives to helping humans, well, be better humans in one way or another. And this book covers the spectrum of working dogs under a broader moniker: "Dogs of Courage", that includes every possible category from police dogs to therapy dogs to "plain old" civilian dogs of courage and even celebrity canines that have entertained us over the years. 

The book is super organized among the categories with vivid, real-life examples of each type of working dog and a focus on one very special canine that represents each category. The book also includes glossy color photographs of working dogs in action that make the stories pop. But Rogak also explores the "why" and the "how" of these courageous canines' working lives, and puts each story into meticulously researched historical perspective. We particularly enjoyed the tale of Sigmund Freud's dog, Yofi, who helped the famed psychiatrist assess his patients' emotional health, and whom he loved dearly: "One can love an animal like [Yofi] with such extraordinary intensity, the beauty of an existence complete in itself, " Freud wrote to a friend.

What Dogs of Courage does is give you "private"access to the lives of working dogs the world over and the human lives they've touched. Our best guess is that you'll flat out love each of the stories in this book and enjoy reading them many times over.

Now on to the giveaway of one copy of Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World!

This giveaway will run from today, Friday January 11, through Saturday January 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST, so you and all of your friends have plenty of time to enter! The one winner will be chosen by computerized random drawing and announced on the evening of January 26th.

Here are the requirements to enter: No anonymous comments, please!

1. Sign up for our e-mail blasts and newsletters-see very top of left sidebar for the sign-up form.

2. Give this giveaway a shout-out on your Twitter or Facebook page by using the buttons below this post-easy!

  3. Comment on this post and indicate in your ONE comment that you'd like to enter this giveaway.

Note: if you choose to enter, please promptly check back to see if you won and if you're the lucky one, please send us your home address ASAP

                                        Good Luck!


GizmoGeodog said...

This book looks like a great tribute to all the dogs who give so much to us, their human companions, and ask for so little in return...I'd love to read it

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