$50 Amazon/PP-WW-Loving Emmi-(Dog-Ma) (Volume 2) by Barbara Boswell Brunner-Ends 5/15 | Miki's Hope

$50 Amazon/PP-WW-Loving Emmi-(Dog-Ma) (Volume 2) by Barbara Boswell Brunner-Ends 5/15

Monday, April 25, 2016


This is a heartwarming tale of the resilience of a dog to overcome multiple disabilities and the efforts of the owners and their internet friends to pay for multiple operations. That this dog led a relatively long and happy life is due to veterinary science and the love of his owners--they would not give up! I have to put this here--you see I love ALL animals and there is one sentence in this story which totally upset me--when you read this book which I think you should--I am pretty sure you will figure out what it was (and still is).



And the Dog-Ma saga continues...

In this highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Dog-Ma, The Zen of Slobber, Izzy, the feisty and ferocious terrier, has lost her eyesight. Following on the heels of this devastating loss, her arch-rival Morgan - a gentle giant of a Rottweiler - suddenly succumbs to cancer. Finding herself a lonely-only, it's not long before Izzy finds herself nose-to-nose with her humans' new pet project: a foster Rottie pup also named Morgan. Quickly renamed Emmi to avoid confusion (and the wrath of Izzy,) it was to be the beginning of a journey unlike any other.

Severely injured as a newborn, Emmi—affectionately known to her fast-growing online fan base as Baby Morgan the Broken Jaw Puppy—is hanging onto life by a thread. Living with a crushed jaw that has left her unable to open her mouth to eat or drink, the prognosis is grim. Baby Morgan is starving to death. Having rescued her from a horrific life, her parents spring into all-out desperation mode to find her the best lifesaving medical care. Despite the advice of veterinary professionals to euthanize, her parents are determined to save her at all costs. Taking to the Internet, they rally a huge online community of dog lovers who quickly become their second family. It does not take long for Emmi's sheer determination and ferocious will to live to take hold.

This is Emmi's miracle. A story of hope, inspiration and triumph in the face of adversity.


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“This book is a must read for animal lovers, everywhere. Barbara Boswell Brunner pulls at your heartstrings in Loving Emmi, a rescue story like no other. When Barbara, and her husband, Ray, decide it's time to foster another dog, they have no idea what they're getting into. This is their story, but it's also the story of every "imperfect" shelter dog; a story that promises to open eyes and hearts. A fantastic read. Two paws, way, way up.”

- Author Nick Antinozzi – Desperate Times Trilogy 

 “A captivating and heartwarming story that illustrates the deep and trusting bond that exists between dogs and humans, written with true understanding, compassion, and love. A must-read gem of a book.”
Author Kathryne Arnold – The Resurrection of Hannah



Read an excerpt HERE

 

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Dog-Ma: the Zen of Slobber (Dog-Ma Book 1)



Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. 

When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen 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 its own 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. Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!”


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"Anyone who loves dogs and animals will thoroughly enjoy this book, you will find the authors love, compassion and kindness to her dogs unconditional and the sacrifices both her and her husband make are unbelievable." - Beck Valley Books

"A sweet, funny and poignant book that I read, cover to cover in just one sitting. It caused me to shed more than a few tears, brought many smiles to my face and even made me laugh out loud a time or two. Whether you’re head over heels for furbabies or are just looking for a great read, this is the book for you!" - Jayedee Halpin Dewitt


"If you love dogs, if you’ve ever rescued a dog, or if you just want a book that exemplifies the extraordinary bond that develops between dogs and the humans who love them, you must read Dog-ma the Zen of Slobber." - Terrier Torrent


Read an excerpt HERE


About the Author

Award Winning Author, Barbara Brunner grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from a small women's college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Meeting her husband in Washington, DC, they continued together on a journey as self-proclaimed dog addicts. In the ensuing years, she founded three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and is a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. She and her husband are retired and now reside in Southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur. She is currently working on indulging her well known flip flop addiction.

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42 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

This cover is just so adorable, thanks for reviewing today xx

Sherry Compton said...

Today is our dog's birthday, and she is funny in a skittish way. The wind blew our cover off our grill onto the ground. When our dog went outside the cover on the ground was new and she stood at the door and growled at it.
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Jenn said...

The cover is adorable! I am a huge animal lover all of our pets are part of our family, cant wait to read this one.

Beverley Golden said...

This sounds like a story that would truly touch my heart too! I am a very big animal activist and always root for the underdog too. Sounds like a very heartwarming story of hope and resilience, and the protagonist just happens to be a dog. Wonderful!

Deb PelletierC said...

When I have to bring our cat to the Vet , he won't go in to the pet box. I have to push him in to the box, he uses his paws to push away from the box. Then when I get him to the Vet he won't come out of the box. We do every thing to get him out. But he has his paws on the inside of the box holding him self in the box. What a job just going to the Vet's.

Scott said...

There aren't many things that make me sadder than seeing a disabled dog. I don't know if I could make it through the book in one piece!

Neely said...

The cover of the book is so cute. What a great and generous giveaway!

jean602 said...

Getting stuck in a room when he closes the door.He never learns lol.

barbara brunner said...

Thank you for the wonderful review and hosting today. ❤️

barbara brunner said...

Thank you. The illustrations throughout the book were done by Melissa Tan.

barbara brunner said...

It is truly a happy story.

barbara brunner said...

Wow!

barbara brunner said...

Thank you! I hope you pick up a copy.

barbara brunner said...

Thank you! The illustrations throughout the book were done by Melissa Tan. They are all beautiful.

barbara brunner said...

Cute!

barbara brunner said...

Thanks Sharon! I am so happy to be on tour with you again!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This looks really cute! Sounds like a really great giveaway! We love animals in our house, so this would be cute! - Jeanine

Dorothy said...

WOW!! just reading that little bit brought tears to my eyes, Call me sensitive but it bothers me so when humans feel the need to destroy what has been given to them to love.. I know this story has a better outcome than most,,But so many are out there waiting for love..
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Judy Thomas said...

My cat ,Aio, brings me a large button that she is fond of and teaches me to play fetch :)

Laura said...

Our cat has gotten up into one of our lampshades before. Crazy cat. :)

Trippy Cusp said...
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Trippy Cusp said...

My husband and I have two cats. One of them is named Freddy and he's kind of on the pudgy side ...okay a lot on the pudgy side! He's adorable and extra fluffy.

Well my husband and I were putting together a piece of furniture that we had ordered and there were boxes and cardboard cut outs all over our apartment as we were building. We suddenly hear a squeaking (Freddy doesn't meow, he squeaks) and we end up finding Freddy stuck in a cardboard cutout. The hole he managed getting stuck in was about 2x smaller than he was, but he apparently tried squeezing through it anyways. It was so cute and my husband and I giggled uncontrollably as we cut it off of him (yes, we had to cut it off!!). LOL

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Kristen Campbell said...

Oh, this sounds sad and wonderful all at the same time!

Melissa Cushing said...

The funniest thing for me is watching my cat chase the laser pointer for a good 45 minutes and then panting like a dog for about 10 minutes..... it was so funny and I have never seen a cat pant before! He unfortunately has figured out the laser since and does not get into it as much.... he is so smart! Thanks for this lovely giveaway and good luck to all!

Audrey Kidwell said...

Awe! these book series seem really cute. I love animals, so I will have to check them out.

katieoscarlet said...

My cat jumps up the hallway walls. You can see some small scratches just inches away from the ceiling

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like such a heartwarming read. I love that it revolves around pets and addresses disabilities in pets.

Linda Szymoniak said...

Oh, there are just too many funny moments. I'm down to three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, from five (I lost my deaf girl last April from an autoimmune disorder - she was only five, and then lost my senior girl - Suki, 15 - exactly one year later). My deaf girl, Ran, was the silliest of the bunch. Two things stand out. She used to go with me to run errands and even drive rescue transports. One time I stopped for gas and they had someone dressed up in a Snickers candy bar costume standing outside, waving at people. Ran had the most hilarious look on her face - and reaction. Poor girl was beyond confused and kept looking at the Snickers bar and barking and then looking at me for an explanation. The other thing, and something she did pretty often, was she'd get "upset" with me and do a little head tilt and turn away from me. If she could have crossed her front legs like a person crosses their arms, she probably would have. I really miss her and her antics.

Sara said...

Unfortunately I do not have a pet.

Sherry Butcher said...

When we went to PetCo to get a new toy the auto door opened with a gust of cold air and Blackie started barking at it. Once inside it was okay.

Ave T said...

This sounds like a really heartwarming book! My mom is a huge animal lover and would enjoy this book a lot. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Rob Babiak said...

Cute cover and book. Also, looking for new books. Thanks for reviewing and sharing.

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My cat does funny things all the time. When we have whipped cream on anything he tries to knock it out of our hands. :)

sheila ressel said...

The funniest thing my cat does is sometimes he falls off of the back of the chair when he is sleeping. He always catches himself before he hits the floor.

RT said...

The funniest thing our dog did was to call his Auntie on the phone - true story. We all still get a good laugh at it.

Connie Lynn said...

My dog has done a lot of funny stuff! She recently did a complete flip while running outside.

Yankeefan23 said...

I don't have a pet, unfortunately.

corey1971 said...

She is constantly chasing her own tail! :)

Emily Endrizzi said...

My dogs are doing funny things every day. I think it's funny when Scout races back and forth down the hall with his squeaky toy.

Holly Thomas said...

My cat likes to hang out in the bathroom admiring himself in the mirror.

Susan M. said...

The funniest thing my cat has done was when there was a fly in the house and she was jumping up in the air trying to catch it (she actually DID catch it!)

judy schechter said...

My cat used to come running whenever I crunched up a piece of newspaper and I would throw it and she would fetch it like a dog and run right back to me and drop it at my feet and this would go on for hours and it was just adorable!

 
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