MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nominees for the 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award by the Dog Writer's Association of America

I am happy to share the nominees for the 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award for the Dog Writer's Association of America Contest (DWAA). The criteria for the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award stated on the DWAA website are the media that "best highlights the special bond between people and their treasured pets, promoting the strengthening of this bond and highlighting the special relationship between a dog and its owner, as well as between dogs and veterinarians."

The nominated authors (alphabetically) and books are:

Dawn Kairns, “Maggie: The Dog Who Changed My Life”
Jenny Pavlovic, “8 State Hurricane Kate”
Barbara Gail Techel, “Frankie, the Walk’N Roll Dog”

I am honored that my book has been nominated for this special award. My hope in writing "Maggie: The Dog Who Changed My Life" was to pay tribute to who Maggie was and that very special bond between us. This makes me feel I have done justice to my angel with fur.

Dawn Kairns
www.dawnkairns.com

3 comments :

Frankie's Mom said...

Best Wishes to you on your nomination and your book, Dawn. I can so relate to your topic and I know how rewarding it is to have found my purpose through my dog. I have no doubt Maggie was an angel sent from above to help guide you.. and I have no doubt she is with you in spirit.
Barbara Techel
www.joyfulpaws.com

tom roll said...

Congratulations on the selection of your book as a finalist.
Best wishes for the final selection.

Pauline Lewinson said...

Hi Dawn,

It was nice meeting you on the call last night. I had to check your site to see why Jennifer said she likes the cover of your book, since I am in the process of selecting a cover for mine.

I like your book cover and your excerpt from the book about you dog Maggie. I could feel your warm heart. It reminds me of my childhood dog Hero. He was precious and I will always treasure the memories I have of him.

Congratulations on being nominee for the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award. Best wishes.

Pauline Lewinson
www.spiritualpeakperformnce.com