Thursday, December 07, 2006

Candy is sweet...and looking for a home

Originally uploaded by kfoz.
I've known Candy since she was a puppy at the Louisiana SPCA last spring. Unfortunately, she's still living there, where she's become a staff favorite; they would love for Candy to finally find a home. If you are interested, you can find more information about adoptions by going to the Louisiana SPCA website.

From one of the volunteers:
When she first came to us in March she was painfully shy and curled up in the back of her kennel if anyone approached. She was comfortable with staff and volunteers but didn't present well to potential adopters. We started bringing her into the offices so she could socialize more and be around a variety of people. Lori Hauser made her pet of the week numerous times so she would be up front where everyone first enters the warehouse. All of this helped bring out her personality and in the last couple of months she has blossomed into a lovely dog, still a little timid, but she warms up quickly and has the silliest personality. She loves to play with other dogs, and she loves affection.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sula & Me on YouTube

Me & Sula on YouTube

Here's a little clip of me and Sula talking about the book and Zephyr's diagnosis of my heart problem. The video was shot this summer, just down the street from our house. We were both a little hot and sweaty by the time we got there.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Holiday gift suggestions

Pit Bull Rescue Central is continuing to take orders for signed copies of The Dogs Who Found Me, so if you are in the market to combine holiday shopping with raising money for homeless pit bulls, you can shop with them here.

Otherwise, here are some other holiday suggestions:

"We Are the Cat" by Terry Bain
"The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel" by Amy Hempel
"My Friend Leonard" by James Frey
"Dope" by Sara Gran
"Triangle" by Katharine Weber
"Earthquake Exodus, 1906" by Richard Schwartz
"The Emperer's Children" by Claire Messud
"Mostly Bob" by Tom Corwin
"The Underdog" by Julia Szabo
"Shelter Dogs" by Traer Scott
"After the Flood" by Robert Poladori
"Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
"Everything I'm Cracked Up" by Jen Trynin