Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A gift in the mail from a dog lover (and author)

About a month ago, I was feeling a little bored and took a photograph of some of the books in my bookcase and ended up posting it on my blog. How boring, I thought. A picture of my bookcase? To my surprise, a reader e-mailed to tell me that she saw her border collie book on my bookshelf.

When she looked closer at the book, however, she realized that it wasn’t hers. But what a surprise she had for a moment there. She introduced herself, telling me that she’s a freelance writer with a specialty in canine welfare. She said that she’d stumbled upon my blog about six months prior and enjoyed the photos of George. And then she offered to send me a copy of her book.

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And just a few days later, this gift came in the mail.

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There’s a wealth of information on the breed, and some excellent advice. Tracy Libby has written several books for both the Terra-Nova Series and the Animal Planet Pet Care Library.

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And I’m always surprised at who’s out there reading this blog.

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Published authors, no less.

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I’ve said it before Tracy, and I’ll say it again. Thanks so much for the gift. Love it.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

Hope your Wednesday’s a good one.

37 comments:

Astaryth said...

That is sooooo Cool!

Sweetpea said...

Well now, that's a totally rock'in dog book tale if I ever heard one...and it all started with a bookcase, who knew?!?!

Char said...

so very sweet!!!

Hilary said...

Isn't it great to meet such nice people blogging.????

Julie Harward said...

How nice of her..how funny how one thing leads to another! I love how blogging is connecting so many women..such a good thing! Come say hi ~

Snappy Di said...

Amazing who comes knocking on the door of our blog when we aren't looking.

What a great gift!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Marla said...

i just love Border Collies... and books about them. What a nice gift!

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

How wonderful! Isn't this blog world incredible?

Flea said...

George is one beautiful border collie. She should have signed it to him. :)

Oliag said...

...such serendipity!...I just love the connections this blogging makes...and George is a major player:)

Michelle said...

That's what YOU get for being famous - other famous people read your blog!

JackDaddy said...

I've got one in the same series for Jack. They seem to be very good books on each breed.

DesertHen said...

Surprises are so nice!

Amy said...

What a great surprise! You should never under estimate the power of a dog lover when they see something they like- great things can happen! And George is definitey likeable material!!! My gang have a poster of George hanging in their kennel.....no....just kidding...hahahaha...sorry couldn't resist writing that! Have a super day and enjoy your gift!!

Caroline said...

How wonderful!

Kacey said...

What a thoughtful gift!!

Christine said...

That George. He's a chick magnet. You'd better keep an eye on him.

Mental P Mama said...

Kismet! With a capital K!

Jill of All Trades said...

That is so wonderful.

Mary said...

How neat is that?!

Golden West said...

Nice! And the cover art on the book is outstanding - very attractive!

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

If you find a pit bull author out there, send them my way. ;)

Daryl said...

How very nice of her.

big hair envy said...

What a wonderful surprise! I think that people would rather see everyday things on a blog than anything else. Personally, I enjoyed the bookcase shot;)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Just shows the fantastic power of blogging, Kate - it never ceases to amaze me how our words go round the world. The book looks very interesting.

The Japanese Redneck said...

How neat. Maybe if she writes a second book on border collies, she'll use George's picture in it!

Evening Light Writer said...

Two things that I love dearly: getting mail (other than bills) and getting a new book! How fantastic.

mom x 2 said...

That's so cool! Are you working on an agent for George? Maybe he can make the cover of her next book :)

noble pig said...

That is so cool.

Deb said...

George is such a beautiful Border Collie ♥ What a thoughtful gift & perfect addition to that gorgeous green bookcase.

Nezzy said...

WoW, ya got a famous George there. Border Collies are so intelligent and to be gifted with such a book is great. What a thrill!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed day, ya'll!!

Merisi said...

It's a small world after all!

BUSH BABE said...

Kate can you email me when you get a tick - I have some questions about Etsy and actions!
Thanks...
:-)
BB
(bushbabeaustralia at gmail dot com)

suezoos1 said...

I love the shot of your bookshelves and books. I see one of NC, my home, and others that I also own. My first inclination, upon entering someone's home for the first time, is to look for their bookshelves and the type of books they own..I'm a SERIOUS book nut! To my astonishment many have NONE...just can't imagine how they exist..

These Nine Acres said...

How very kind of her! It is amazing how many people actually read blogs. I will never forget when I got my car and an executive from Ford left a comment on my post about it. I've never gotten free stuff, though ;0)

Carolynn said...

How fun is that?! I love books of all kinds. I'll never be a Kindle kid.

It IS very funny when someone pops up in the comments after lurking for a while. There are all number of connections happening, all the time. Love it.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I love the Interwebs for this very reason!