• Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random

birthday cake with text

Yes, it's my birthday, but you get the gifts! The event will begin on Tuesday, August 23 at 12:01 AM EST and end on Saturday, August 27 at midnight EST.

Each day, there will be five presents up for grabs-- for a total of 65 altogether. The prizes are all dog-related, though I'm staying away from anything like nutrition, and treats, because I know many dog parents are very careful about what they feed or otherwise give to their K-9 kids. If you win, you'll be sent the link to a Google Doc, where you can choose among the prizes available that day. 

To enter, all you have to do is click here: https://BookHip.com/NSXDLFS That will take you to BookFunnel, where you can download your free copy of my golden retriever short story, "Dog Rising." That will automatically sign you up for my golden retriever newsletter. Each day I'll choose one grand-prize winner and twelve winners of runner-up gifts. If you don't win, your name stays in the hat for future days-- though you can only win once.

This promotion is intended to encourage new readers to sign up for my newsletter. But I don't want to penalize my existing readers, so if you're already on my list, you can still get the free story and enter the contest, and we won't duplicate your address for the newsletter.

Each day, we'll draw thirteen random winners. One will receive that day's grand prize, while the others will receive one of the fabulous dog-related items found below the grand prizes.

Tuesday August 23

tuff pupper

Grand Prize: Tuff Pupper self-cleaning loose fur brush


This is the brush we use on our goldens. They love it, and it takes off a ton of hair. We always joke that after grooming Brody and Griffin, we have enough fur for a starter kit for a new puppy.


Wednesday August 24

higo dog collar 

Grand Prize:

HIGO LED Dog Collar, USB Rechargeable Glowing Pet Collar

If you're like us, or like Steve and Rochester in the golden retriever mysteries, you're out walking your dog after dark. In our community, driving can be like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disney, dodging parked cars, trash cans, kids on scooters out way past their bedtime, and of course, dogs and their humans. We use these collars, easily rechargable, to make our dogs more visible at night. Winner gets their choice of color!


August 25: My birthday!

Pet MD eye wipes

Grand Prize: Pet MD - Dog Ear Cleaner Wipes. https://amzn.to/3dkPbblNot the sexiest gift, but maybe one of the most practical. Our vet is always pleased at how clean Brody's and Griffin's ears are when they go in for checkups. This is the brand we use, and both boys tolerate them well.

Friday August 26


Nylabone Power Chew Dog Bone for Aggressive Chewers 


Brody loves to chew, and he can destroy a stuffed toy within hours. So we have found that Nylabone makes the best, sturdiest chew toys for him. He carries them between the first and second floor, up on the sofa or up on the bed, and it's lovely to see him enjoying himself while satifsying his natural urge to chew. And the ridges and nubs help clean his teeth, which is a plus! 

* Winner may choose size and flavor

Saturday August 27: Last Chance!

pet eye wipes 

Natural Essentials Pet Eye Stain Wipes


Our dogs are white, so when they get black tear stains or eye crud, it's really visible. We use these gentle cleaners to wipe away their tears and keep their faces healthy.

100 Count canister of unscented 100% natural cotton cat wipes and dog cleaning wipes. Prevent Dog tear stains before they occur. Smilin' Eyes hypoallergenic dog wipes are safe for furry pets. Natural Essentials Pet ingredients made with Eyebright, Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

Additional Daily Prizes

my doggy place towel dog snood dog nail clipper and file teething sticks
 My Doggy Place Microfiber Dog Towel https://amzn.to/3SGRs0p  Vokiuler Anxiety Relief Dog Snood https://amzn.to/3QkpLcj  Petting Town Large Dog Nail Clippers with File https://amzn.to/3C19Vzb  N-Bone Peanut Butter PuppyTeething Sticks
 paw soother stick  dog blanket  toothbrush toothpaste  bath gloves
 Natural Dog Company Paw Soother Stick https://amzn.to/3SIN2Gr Dog Blanket https://amzn.to/3djGNZw  Arm & Hammer Dog Toothbrush & Toothpaste https://amzn.to/3QjSVIH Dog Bath Gloves https://amzn.to/3JKuCRG
 mr pen dog water bottle  collapsible dog bowls  water bottle cap  pet saliva towel
Mr. Pen dog water bottle https://amzn.to/3Agw3nU Collapsible Dog Bowl, 2 Pack https://amzn.to/3SKAE8Q Traveling Kettle Ball deluxe water bottle cap https://amzn.to/3AeWPwN Pet Saliva Towel https://amzn.to/3PcrLSt


We reserve the right to substitute similar items based on availability. Use of these items is at your own risk; if you have problems with anything you should notify the manufacturer and/or the vendor.