Sunday, December 28, 2014

Just hanging out in the backyard with Mom.  It's our favorite thing to do.

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Present for Mom

Woo!  Woo!  The nice lady who did the cover and illustrations for Mom's book surprised us with a very nice Christmas present.  She made this YouTube video about the book.  It almost made Mom cry.

Woof, Woof,

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hiking with Mom

A photo of me hiking with Mom.  My winter coat is starting to fluff out a bit.  Sometimes that's a bad thing in Arizona as the weather can be warm, even in the wintertime.

Woof, Woof,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Fireplace

   I think every dog should have a fireplace, because after helping Mom hang up the stockings, it felt really cozy napping in front of the fire.

    Woof, Woof,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Christmas Tree

Good morning from soggy Tucson, Arizona.  It rained all day yesterday, so Mom and me put up the tree.  It's a nice tree, a seven foot Noble Fir and it smells really good.  Mom took a picture of me in front of the tree. Mom has been working really hard on her next book, actually her next couple of books.  She says that one of them is about me.  Can you believe it?  I can't wait to read it.

Woof, Woof,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tucson Festival of Books

Just want to say congratulations to Mom.  She will have a booth and will be selling her book at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 14, 2015.  Way to go Mom, Woof! Woof! 
Love you, 
Your Baby Girl Keiko.

Midnight at the Shelter of Hope
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
October 2014
ISBN 9781500899295
Paperback, 126 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Marlowe, the Red Pit Bull Pup believes that he is a coward. He also believes that is why he will never find his Forever Home. But when a mysterious old woman suddenly appears at Hope Animal Shelter and magically transports him to the Great Forest, Marlowe must find the courage to confront his darkest fear. He is sent on a quest to rescue a Human Cub held captive in a fortress deep in the Forbidden Land. Together with his friends, Samson, the Golden Bear and Vulpe, the Kit Fox, they must stand against evil and bring the Cub safely home."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Midnight at the Shelter of Hope

Good morning to all,

The Desert Pups lives have drastically changed over the past four years. For 8 years, they were a wild and crazy pack of dogs, enjoying life and sharing adventures of their Life inside the Fence. However, their lives began to experience change. It began with the passing of the Pack Leader, Scuba and was followed by the loss of Hell Dog Toby, 8 months later. Handsome Norman lost his courageous battle with cancer on September 5th, 2013, leaving Keiko and her Mom alone.

Both Keiko and Mom struggled to come to terms with their loss, each in their own way. Keiko, for the first time in her life was without the companionship of another dog. She began to change...for the better. She was at one time, a very shy, sensitive girl who always took a backseat to her brothers and sister. Now, she's the Alpha Dog who loves running the fence, barking at horses and chasing rabbits.

As for Mom, she too began to change, focusing on what was really important in life, cutting back on the long hours she spent at work and spending more time with Keiko.  She also finished a project that she started a long time ago.  She became an author for the first time. Her book, Midnight at the Shelter of Hopewas completed and published on October 1, 2014. It is a delightful story of Marlowe, the Red Pit Bull Pup and how he comes to find his Forever Home.  

Keiko hopes that you enjoy the story as much as she did.