Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The New Bessie Mac Website

Hello readers,

I just wanted to let you know that not only have I moved my blog, but I now have an entire website! I'm very excited about it, and I hope you enjoy it.

Come on over and see the new!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Arizona Desert Dogs adoption event and fundraiser - This Saturday!

Arizona Desert Dogs is holding an adoption event and fundraiser this Saturday, June 25, from 8 am to 1 pm, at the Kosmo's Doghouse in Scottsdale. Click here for a map and to get directions.

They're graciously allowing me to hold another book signing during the event, and I look forward to seeing the AZ Desert Dogs crew again, and meeting lots of new folks who care about animals just like I do!

You can connect with Arizona Desert Dogs and Kosmo's Doghouse through the following links:

Arizona Desert Dogs Facebook page and website
Kosmo's Doghouse Facebook page and website

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Holly's Story" giveaway winners!

I have tossed my magical dice and the numbers "8" and "2" came up!  That means that Shookie326 and Ellen win a free copy of Holly's Story!  I'll be contacting both of you shortly!

Thank you to all of those who entered.

If you missed your chance to enter, you can pick up a copy for yourself by clicking below:

Barnes & Noble (Nook only)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

AZ Desert Dogs Rescue Open House this Saturday

I just wanted to spread the word that Home Fur' Good will be holding an open house as a "thank you" to the AZ Desert Dog Rescue this Saturday from noon to 4 pm.

There will be refreshments, and I will be there holding a book signing! It will be my very first, and I'm so happy that it's at a rescue, since fostering dogs is what inspired me to write Holly's Story!  I will be donating $1.00 from every book that is sold to the AZ Desert Dog Rescue.

Click here to read about the event on Facebook.

Giveaway Update: It's almost Friday! If you haven't entered your name in the giveaway for a free copy of Holly's Story, you still have time!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Win a free copy of "Holly's Story"!

Well, with Holly's Story finally up on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions, and available on Barnes and Noble for the Nook, I wanted to give away a couple of copies to help get my book in the hands of pet and animal lovers!

How can you enter?  Just leave a comment below between now and June 10, and you're entered to win one of two free copies! 

Make sure you login when commenting so that I can notify you if you win!

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Holly's Story" is finally available for sale!

I got my 3rd and final proof in today, and everything looked perfect.

So, I hopped onto CreateSpace and approved it, and here we are!  I'm so excited!

You can purchase you very own copy of "Holly's Story" by me, Bessie Mac, from the CreateSpace store right now!  It isn't showing up on yet, but I'll post a link when it is.

The Kindle version will be coming soon for all of you eBook fans.  I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


A link was posted multiple times on my Facebook wall today to a story about a dog who was taken up by a tornado during the storms that devastated parts of Alabama back in April.  His family was close to giving up the search for their beloved pet, but all the while he was crawling his way home with two broken legs. 

I reposted the link on my on Facebook wall, but that’s not enough for this story.  It hit too close to home for me, and brought up memories from my childhood.  

My father was in the Army, and when I was five years old, he was stationed in Germany.  During our stay, I had only one playmate – my beloved dog Spoochie.   I loved her so much.

One day my older sister and her friend went running across the road to get to a large field by our house.  Being five, I immediately ran after them.  Spoochie then followed me, because that’s what dogs do, and sadly she was hit by a car.  I was beyond crushed.  Not only did my pet dog get run over, but my best friend in the whole world.  That’s a lot for anyone to handle – never mind a five year old.

My parents called a German vet who reported that poor Spoochie’s back was broken and that there wasn’t anything that could be done (this was at least a few decades ago).  My mom made her a comfortable place to rest in a box we had, and placed it in her bedroom so she could keep an eye on Spoochie overnight.  I went to bed in my room.

My mother tells me that after everyone was asleep, she heard crying and scratching out in the hall.  She got up out of bed and saw Spoochie dragging herself into my room.  She watched as Spoochie crawled up to my hand that was dangling from the bed and kissed it. Spoochie nuzzled up to my hand and then spent the rest of the night there on the floor beside me.  I didn't know she had even been there until morning.  She passed away sometime during the night.

So, you can see why that story brought the past back to life for me for a little while.  But I don't want to cloud what Mason endured to get back to his family. I'm so glad the vets are going to do all of the work for free -- good for you!