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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Assistance Dog Stories Draw Tremendous Interest

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© courtesy Kitty Hevener
Kitty and Sunstar Carry the Olympic Torch
Well, you guys sure did blow me away with the comments about this book review. Obviously I've found your soft spot. My review of Two Plus Four Equals One brought dozens of comments through the blog, Facebook, and even Twitter. Thank you all for your gracious comments. The book's author, Kathy Nimmer, enjoyed your enthusiasm immensely, as did I.

© courtesy K.N.
Kathy Nimmer is an award-winning teacher, author, and motivational speaker from Indiana. In 2006, she won first place in the Helen Keller International Memoir Competition and published a book of poetry called Minutes in the Dark, Eternity in the Light. She received the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004, is a two-time recipient of the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship, earned National Board Certification in 2003, and was presented with the Golden Apple in 1998. In 2009, she was named a Lilly Distinguished Fellow, giving her the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream, the fulfillment
of which is Two Plus Four Equals One

Blind due to a rare retinal disease, Nimmer teaches sophomore English and creative writing at Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana. Learn more and order your copy at My review of Kathy's book, Assistance Dog Stories to Tug Your Heartstrings can be found at this link, along with more pictures of the subjects of the stories.
© courtesy Rich Dixon
Rich with Monty
With a little help from Rich and Monty, at left, it's time to announce the winners of the drawing. Although I announced a giveaway of 3 copies, I'm happy to say I now have 4 copies to offer to the following folks whose names were drawn for this giveaway:
Catherine Valle

 Addresses for your book may be sent to my email at I wish I could give a copy to each and every entrant.  Your comments were so inspirational. Thank you and please visit again. We'd love to hear from all of you. In closing, I have a cute little helper to say goodbye:
© courtesy Kay Bennet
Rufus Sports his Service Dog Vest
Don't miss Rufus and Kay's story in Chapter 3. Each and every story has its own special meaning. Nourish your soul today with a copy, and be sure to give one to your dog loving friends and your mother--a perfect Mother's day gift.

Other great book reviews on All Things Dog Blog:
The Darkest Evening of the Year, by Dean Koontz
Oogy--A Dog Only a Family Could Love, by  Larry Levin
Barkonomics, by Paris Permenter and John Bigley
A Small Furry Prayer, by Steven Kotler (reviewed by Kristine Tonks)

Today's post is part of the Saturday Pet Bloger Hop. Please stop in and say hello to our hosts, Life with Dogs, Confessions of the Plume and Two Little Cavaliers. Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment below.


Niki said...


Rubiegem said...

Thank you so Much! Savanah and I will be reading it together! And I will be sharing it with a lot of family and friends. What a wonderful surprise to come home to after our graduation this weekend!

Nick said...

It looks prommising. I will read it too!

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