Wednesday, September 22, 2010

God and Dog Review and Giveaway


GOD AND DOG is a phenomenon. First appearing on YouTube, the video of Wendy Francisco's charming animated illustrations and moving song tells of the unconditional love of both God and Dog.



With over 2 million YouTube viewings to date, Francisco's story appeals to all ages, to animal enthusiasts, to people of religious persuasions, and especially to anyone who has been loved by a dog.

Now in book format, Wendy's touching narrative will be expanded on through additional lyrics, illustrations, photographs and some of the powerful mail that is continually being sent to Francisco.

My Take:  As readers of my personal blog may already know, I have a love/hate relationship with my dog.  I even wrote my own storyblog about her.  In fact, she is the muse to many of my posts.  Did you know that if you spell God backwards, you get dog?  Did you know that if you spell mad backwards and add an "n" at the end, you get part of what I call my dog?

The real truth is that she frustrates me at times but she is pretty special.  There is a correlation between God and a good dog. Our dog, Sunday, joined our family just in time to give us a glimpse of hope.  Aptly, we named her Sunday.  The reason is found here.  Actually, I'm not much of a promoter of my personal blog, but I invite you to take the time to read this post.  It is relevant to any person who is struggling or tired.


WIN IT: Thanks to Anna of the Hachette Book Group, I have two (2) copies of DoG and GoD to giveaway!


To Enter: Tell me something that makes you happy!

Extra entries for making a comment on the post.  Tell me your favorite animal's name.

Ends October 1, 2010 

30 comments:

hendy said...

Wow, the first one. My favorite animals name is my parent's cat MONTY (he's the best)
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Dawn M. said...

My favorite animal was named Snoopy. He was a peacock. (He came to visit us from a neighboring farm and never went back. They never could catch him.) He got his name because whenever we were outside doing something he would come snooping around to see what we were up to. He loved to tease the cows and then run to the other side of the fence. He also loved to sit on the gate and yell at the cars going by on the road. Heh.

I still miss him.

Jessi E. said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

Cathy W said...

My favorite animals name is Queenie
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CountessLaurie said...

My favorite animals are Seamus and Quinn. I can't pick one because then the other would say I am playing favorites and puke on my pillow.

Meanwhile, your checklist makes me feel like a creepy stalker. Shudder.

sablelexi said...

Well, I have two favorites. My dog Lexi who my family sadly got rid of when I went away to school ten years ago (my screen name still comes from her) and my cat Scarlet, who is the most loyal and dog-like of any cat I know (and I have three others, who thankfully are more than happy to let her be the favorite)

Joann said...

Interesting giveaway!
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cheryl c said...

Our dog Baby died a few years ago, and it was such a sad loss. I haven't had the heart to get another pet.

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dor said...

I'm not sure where this came from but I have always loved the name Charlie.
Oh, I remember why! From the movie All Dogs go to Heaven. ha

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Ruthie said...

We have a 12 year old cat named Juniper who is a cuddly, furry, lap cat!

Ivy said...

Guess mine is my current Westie, Riley....He's a real character.

Benita said...

My favorite animal is my terrier, Bambina.

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Donna said...

My favorite animal is our cat Money (we didn't name her, she was given to us)....I've never had a cat so vocal and I swear, she knows exactly what I'm saying, when I leave in the morning, and I say, see you soon, she meows as though she saying, see you later!

Donna

Lora1967 said...

I love the name Buster or Scruffy for a dog.
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I can't be biased -- my favorite animals are our two small dogs -- we love and cherish them equally :) Pepper is a salt and pepper, 15 pounds, three-year-old female miniature schnauzer. Mitzi is a black and tan, 7 pounds, two-and-a-half-year-old female dorkie (dachshund/yorkie designer hybrid). *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Judy said...

This is a neat giveaway!! My favorite pet's name is my 14 year old cat, Muffin.

Judy
magnolias_1@msn.com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

My favorite animal's name -- not fair: how can I name one favorite out of all the years we've had pets?! The only one living now is Button, a cat, age 16.
bmcbroom at gmail dot com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

My favorite animal's name -- not fair: how can I name one favorite out of all the years we've had pets?! The only one living now is Button, a cat, age 16.
bmcbroom at gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

My favorite animal is my cat Smokey that I had when I was a child. He is since gone.
kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

sunshine9 said...

I'm happy when my "20 something" adult children come to me or call me and share something in their lives that brings them joy/happiness/contentment.

Thank you for sharing the story Sunday Will Come. I need to remember that when I am having a "Friday"

sunshine9/LeAnn

sunshine9 said...

I have to share 2 favorite pet names because they were "best friends": my very fat cat (think Garfield) was named Sunshine. The vet said he was the most hyperactive cat he had ever seen. Then enters the calmer cat who becomes his best friend: Moonlight (of course, she is gray).

Moonlight had a difficult time when her best friend was no longer around (and so did I).

sunshine9/LeAnn

Sophia said...

My favorite animal is my friend's dog Suzy :)

sophiayunjin @ gmail . com

lezanac said...

My favorite animal is our turtle Woody. He is also the quietest member of the family That may have something to do with it. lezanac@yahoo.com

erma said...

My kids make me happy.
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MommyWantsToRead said...

my favorite animal name was my husband's cat (who eventually be came my cat) Morningstar.

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saturdaynightfever said...

Taffy is the cocker spaniel!

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Susan said...

I have 2 favorite animals and I love them both equally! Ginger - my first puppy (a sweet, sweet cocker spaniel) and Reagan - a pup I had when I was in my teens and early twenties (a hilarious and smart bichon frise). Gosh, I miss them both so bad, even now!

safoga at gmail dot com

robynl said...

My favorite animal was our baby Sam, a male Apricot Poodle who we put down 2 yrs. ago. I sorrow for him still and no other dog could take his place. Sam was 14.

I love dogs and now dog sit for both my sisters'.

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SalanderServant said...

Toby was my favorite animal from ages 3 to 15...my best friend growing up. His loss made it too painful to get another dog until Keely 5 years ago at 23 who is an adored and treasured member of the family.

Sarah said...

My friends have two cats named Dunlop and Michelin.