You might have already heard through various social media...but Riley and I have made it into the October issue of Dog Fancy magazine!! The story is on the very last page, just a page long...but it's the most exciting thing that's happened around here for a long time! The issue hasn't hit newsstands yet, but it will in only a few short weeks.
Nearly a year ago, I checked out a bunch of back issues of Dog Fancy from the public library. Paging through them all, I took notice of the "Share" page in the back of the magazine, where readers could submit their dog-related stories. Though all of the stories were inspiring and moving in their own ways, there didn't seem to be any pieces focused on adoption and animal rescue. Since that is what me and my blog are all about, I decided to email Dog Fancy and see if they'd be interested in printing such a piece.
They seemed open to it, so I wrote up a short essay about how working in an animal shelter changed my life and goals and submitted it. Around six months later, I was told that my story had been approved and would be published soon! It really was just an amazing stroke of luck. I wasn't paid for this, and I certainly wasn't sought out in any way to write something for them. But I am so happy because it will really help promote the importance of adoption and rescue...and I'm hoping that it gets the animal shelter I wrote about some attention!
Everyone has responded so positively, both in the BlogPaws community and out, and I am so grateful for that. I'm grateful for YOU GUYS, whoever reads this! Thank you for reading, and, if you're a regular buyer of Dog Fancy magazine...look for Riley and I in the October issue! :D
To see more wonderful posts in today's Pet Parade blog hop, please visit our hosts M.K. Clinton, Owned by a Husky, Bionic Basil, Jan's Funny Farm, and Rascal and Rocco!