Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Giveaway!! - Going to the dogs

Last night Smudge and I started our training to become a Therapy Dog Team. They didn't kick us out which was kind of a miracle because both of us got pretty impatient due to mind-numbing boredom. One of us barked a bit. One of us pretty much lost her mind. You guess which did which.



Just in case you don't know what a therapy dog is, here's the Wikipedia definition: A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties.

These are NOT the kind of dogs that can be brought into restaurants, etc.

Those are service dogs, which Wikipedia defines as: A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities including visual difficulties,hearing impairments, mental illness, seizures, diabetes, autism, and more.



I mention service dogs because I wanted to tell you about the new release, DEADLY FORCE by my pal Misty Evans who's donating a percentage of her sales to service dog organizations that help veterans deal with their PTSD. How awesome is that?!?!

And because I think it's an awesome cause she's supporting, I'm giving away a copy of DEADLY FORCE, just answer one of the questions asked below. 

Some secrets can kill…

NSA agent Bianca Marx is determined to save her marriage, even if it kills her. Which it just might do since she knows a secret about her estranged husband’s latest mission. A highly-skilled assassin is hot on her trail and the only man who can keep her safe doesn’t want anything to do with her.

She’ll be dead in 24 hours…unless he can save her.

After his marriage failed, Navy SEAL Callan Reese threw himself into his work. On his last black ops mission, three of his men—three good men who counted on him—were killed. Now PTSD and a military investigation have sidelined him…until Bianca shows up. She claims someone high up in the US government wants her dead, and the assassin after her is also after him.

The couple that spies together, dies together…

On the run from the very government they serve, Bianca and Cal only have each other. When they uncover a deadly scandal threatening the nation, they’ll have one chance to save the day…and one last chance at love.

Tell me Killer Friends: Do you know any therapy or service dogs?
Also, short of muttering the Serenity Prayer under your breath, how do you not lose your mind when stuck in an extremely boring situation?

3 comments:

B.E. Sanderson said...

Too cool. I've never known any service dogs or therapy dogs. I'm pulling for Smudge to complete her training (and for you to stay awake through it).

My problem is, in an extremely boring situation, I generally feel like I'm falling asleep, so my time is spent desperately trying not to fall asleep. I remember this one time where I had a sales meeting which amounted to two engineers talking about a widget and how said widget would optimize performance or some such thing. I needed toothpicks to keep my eyes open.

Karyn Good said...

Our family could probably use the services of a therapy dog since my daughter has disabilities and seizures. Might have to look into it.

Sounds like a wonderful book! I haven't read this author before. Will also check it out!

Sorry, no tips and tricks just suffering through!

Aldea Aundy said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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