Thursday, August 21, 2014

Riley's Famous!!!!




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!

12 comments:

  1. This is so awesome. I'm so proud of you! I can't wait until it comes out and I can read the article for myself. Way to take initiative and bring the subject of animal rescue to a large magazine :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelsie! :) I was just paging through some back issues of the magazine, and it seemed to me that the topic of animal rescue wasn't featured quite enough. I'm so glad to see that not only is my article in the magazine, but an entire feature about stand-out rescues/shelters!

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  2. That's WONDERFUL! Congratulations are in order, for sure!!!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Nerissa! <3

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  3. This is so great!!!!! Way to go, and a huge congrats is in order!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us on the pet parade!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  4. Great job!!! Inspiring to us all!

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    1. Thank you, Leah! I hope that the article, short and sweet though it is, can help inspire others to volunteer and rescue!

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  5. Whoa, in print! You're famous! That is so cool! I'll have to find one so I can read it

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! The article is pretty short and to the point, but I still can't believe it made it in! :)

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO exciting!! Very cool. So, can we now say that we are friends of THE Famous Riley?!

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    1. Oh, absolutely - he wants me to let you know, however, that he doesn't do autographs. (Except perhaps for Sophie...he generally dislikes cats, but he's got a soft spot for her.) :D Thank you for reading and always being so supportive! <3

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