Monday, December 5, 2016

The Puppy Birthday Giveaway!

Well it's time!

First, let me say that I'm sorry this one wasn't going to be international. I just can't afford the shipping. However, if you are willing to pay the shipping, then that is another matter. Unfortunately then it wouldn't be a prize in the truest sense.

I will run this one like I have the others

The Rules:
Kindness. Just spread it around. 

You must have done something kind to a person or an animal in need (in the past it was only for animals and this year I've expanded it as explained HERE as to why (posts on this issue can be found on the featured area to the left). Lend a hand to someone who needs it. Support any cause that uplifts another/animal or fights for their rights (you can also add a link to the animal links in the page listings, it's for charity). Blog post about a issue or cause. Called on your representatives to actually represent! Adopt a pet. Just make someone turn that frown upside-down! Giving your spot in line to someone who seems rushed. Bought someone coffee. Made someone feel welcome. Compliment someone. Donate time. Donate used but serviceable goods. Seriously, ANYTHING kind.

Sometimes it is the smallest kindnesses we don't recognize in ourselves that can have a big impact. Think back when a small kindness was given to you and it made your whole day. Little things add up to big things. That is why you should also recognize the small things.

Just do SOMETHING that really shows that you care. You could have done this action at any time during this year of 2016. Gotta make the year positive somehow. 

πŸ’— Expand that heart! πŸ’—

You must put what you did in the comments in πŸ‘‰THIS post onlyπŸ‘ˆ (okay, you can comment on other posts what you did but it only counts here for the giveaway). 

You must then fill out the rafflecopter form (to keep it organized and simple).

It is US only because of shipping.

The giveaway starts Today and ends on Dec. 30th, 2016. 

πŸ’žAlso, if you could help promote it, I would be grateful. *gives soulful puppy eyes* I think we need to see as much kindness as possible. I'm not asking for follows, just kindness! Retweeting this link would help:πŸ’ž

The Prizes:

I tried to keep to the bookish theme since most of you are readers and kept a bit to the animal side since it is celebrating my pup's b-day. Both books are animal positive so no need to grab any tissues. I also wanted to throw a bit of fun into the mix to hopefully put a smile on your face. Guess which one I'm talking about with that one? LOL

I'm also throwing in a choice between the key FOBs listed below. A second place winner will also get their choice of key FOB.

I really hope you all like the prizes.

The Details:
A poop emoji bag! Dimensions are about 3.5" x 3.5"
4 Harry Potter felt bookmarks. One for each house.
Felt cable (earbud) holder. Earbuds not included.
CHOICE of either key FOB (second place also gets choice). 

The Love Dog 
By Elsa Watson
Fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is in trouble. When Telltale, a Hollywood tabloid, asks her to write an expose on the reality television dating show, The Love Dog, Samantha is thrilled. She's always dreamed of being a writer, and the fat paycheck won't hurt. After being recently left at the altar, she's not too keen on love either. 
Hired as the canine star's handler, Samantha finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. Apollo, the show's star, is a sweet golden retriever who takes his job as the "love dog" very seriously. He only wants to help couples fall in love and make everyone on set happy. Mason Hall, the show's producer and leading man, is down to earth, charming, and... very attractive. 
If Samantha doesn't reveal to the world that the reality show isn't exactly "real," her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with Apollo and Mason, will she still have the heart to expose The Love Dog's dirty secrets?
Elsa Watson returns with another charming "tail"!

by L.A. Kornetsky
Even though she’s unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard has begun to make a name for herself as an unofficial champion of the tongue-tied. When a mysterious stranger comes to her with landlord trouble, she convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her once more. Soon, they realize they might have got themselves tied up in an underground dogfighting ring. With the help of Ginny’s pet shar-pei puppy and Tonica’s tabby cat, they have to figure out what’s going on before someone else gets hurt. Will twelve legs really be better than four?
The Rafflecopter Form

This may be the last one I do (the dog is fine so no worries) so don't wait until next year to enter. Also, I do think I may have a few giveaways in the near future of older books that I have and I need to make space. So if you are wanting more books, look for those. 

It has been fun "meeting" many of you. I hope this post ends up making you smile like it has for me in the past. It seems like something we all need right about now. 

The pup also thanks you for thinking of others at this time.


  1. Aw. I love this giveaway! Kindness is contagious, so yes for spreading it around. :)

  2. How old is your pup? My Indy will be 14 years old on the 15th.

    I'll come back once I *officially* do my nice thing. One of those things will be donating to the Kitten Lady. I follow her on Instagram and that account has brought so many smiles to my face during a really sucky year. And she's doing wonderful things.

    And! you're so talented!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

    1. Yea... I do think you've done good this year (the whole of 2016). The way you take care of your furry kids actually is fine b/c I know how well you do it!

      Let me see... I think the boy is about 10 now. My vet was surprised (in a good way) at how old he is so I think he's doing well! :)

  3. I generally do not "confide" when I do Random Acts of Kindness, but for the holiday season I bought gifts for a couple elderly patients in a Nursing home who had no one else.

    1. Sometimes it is good to let people know. It tends to spread that way. Thanks for entering! And thanks for giving!!

  4. Oh those prizes are so dang cute! I love them! :D

    I do hope you are doing well. I'm just getting back into visiting after November (long month!) Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family!

    Take care!

  5. Adorable prizes! I've had six fosters this year (four dogs/three cats), and bottle fed an abandoned kitten...which I wound up keeping. :p I also adopted a baby Beagle. :)

    1. YaY! Thanks for entering and being so kind! :) Those of you who foster just rock! Btw, that is also how I got my kitty when I was a kid. ;) Sometimes they adopt us.

  6. this year is a bit difficult for me as i lost my dog a little than one month ago on my mother funeral so really hard ( he was 17 nearly 18 and i'm sure he wanted to go protect her but still)

    i saved a baby bird he is doing great , flying but still to young to be on its own and i helped a woman in teh street with her bags

    1. Aw, I'm so sorry for your losses. ((HUGS))

      Thanks for your kindness!

  7. i have my 2 service dog and then i have them for me and they have saved me to many time and then princess is my tia dog and she pulled me thorugh to amny heart attack and then then king here y hearing aid dog

  8. International shipping is insane. I couldn't believe on te last one I had to send out. Whew!

  9. Happy Birthday to your pup! What an awesome giveaway. I will share with the world for you :)

  10. What a nice giveaway. I go to the pet store once or twice a month, and I always donate each and every time to help a homeless pet. The other kind thing I am doing is taking in my mom's cat since she passed away. Hoping she will learn to get along with my two old Tom cats.

    1. Thanks for the kindness. What a perfect thing to do.

      I'll cross my fingers that her cats gets on great with yours. ((HUGS))

  11. Wow Melissa! Awesome giveaway! I wish I lived in the US!

  12. Happy birthday to your pup. We have two pugs; Rosie, who just turned 13, and Rascal, who's 9. I do random acts of kindness all the time. It makes me feel good to help others.

    Our vet called last night to tell me that Rascal needed some meds. There was no way I could get there before closing. She said she was stopping at a pizza place not too far from us, so she offered to bring it to me there. I paid for her pizza before she got there, so she had a nice surprise when she went in to pick it up.

    1. Oh nice. I think we just need to see more acts of kindness at this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is such a great way to help remind and inspire Melissa!!

    I donate items purchased at Amazon off my local SPCA's wishlist an have it mailed to them every year. Just did so for this season.

    I also plan to try to find nice ways to spread a little kindness in person too...I love the idea of buying drinks for those in line behind you and little things like that though I admit I've never done so. I need to try to step it up. I am more of a mailing in to charities person.

    1. Oh I love that! It sounds like you love to spread kindness. You know even a smile can help someone's day get better. I have no doubt you do those kind of small kindnesses everyday.

  14. Such a wonderful idea for a giveaway! I fostered a fearful dog at the beginning of the year, then we became foster fails when we fell in love with her. Keeping with the animal theme, we send items off Amazon wishlists to the local rescue groups and shelters, rotating each month since we can't afford to give to them all every month. And I've started trying to compliment a stranger at least once a week, just to brighten someone's day. So far I'm mainly complimenting women's hairstyles, but trying to expand my repertoire. :)

    1. Oh nice! Thanks for everything. I need to remember the compliments when I'm inundated with crowds right now. :)


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