Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And the winner is.....?

Toby the Dog getting all dogged out in his Tux (2010) to meet Jack Canfield, Co-Creator
of Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Jack endorsed our book On Toby's Terms, so Toby
was getting dressed up for his gala event to PAWdograph a book for Jack.

We have such incredible memories of our dog Toby, and thousands (well may be hundreds) of pictures that have captured Toby living life big and leaving pawprints on hearts wherever he went.

Toby's books, On Toby's Terms and Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends have been shortlisted and are finalists in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards!  We will find out September 1 who the winner is. 

One of the great qualities in dogs is that they act like we are all winners. They look at us like we are the most incredible people on the planet and that everything we do is amazing and worthy of an award.  Can you imagine if just for one week, everyone you knew lived life in this way.  Wow!

When Toby first got his job at a hospital as a therapy dog he acted like everyone was a superhero. The security officers who took his photo had to take about 20 shots because Toby kept hamming it up. By the time we were done, there was a huge audience watching, smiling and laughing.  Toby had done his job... spreading kindness, joy and love.

On those days where life gets a little challenging, and things might not be going as you hoped, just remember to look at yourself the way your dog sees you... as his/her best friend, superhero and a "perfect just as you are" friend!

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