A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

Read Pascal Inard's full bibliography here with list of all published and forthcoming work.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop for Pets winner and sharing happiness...

On Friday November26, at 9PM AEST,we drew the winner of the Holiday Blog Hop for Pets - it is  (drum roll...) :
Caren Gittleman

Congratulations Caren, we hope you enjoy our book !

And for those of you who don't know her blog "Cat Chat", we invite you to visit at http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/ , we found it thanks to this giveaway and think it is fantastic !

Remember, if you didn't win, you can get the book for the special price of AU$18.50 free of shipping :
send us an email at westiebella@gmail.com  and we'll send you a paypal request (don't worry if you don't have a Paypal account, Paypal accepts credit cards).

Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Australia, but we thought about all our friends who were celebrating yesterday and hope that you had a great day. It's so important to give thanks for what we have and one way of doing that is to share what we have. We wrote about it last month (see here), when we donated some books to cheer up children in hospitals and many of our friends shared with us what they were doing :

Tessa is a service dog who looks after her Mom and helps her by getting her medicine or picking things up for her; her Mom makes small quilts for doggies in the animal shelter.

Bunny, Morgan and Blueberry visit nursing homes

Many of our friends donate books, food, clothes...

Deborah has started a card and t-shirt company in the name of her best friend Penny who has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and tonsil and who is now fighting for her life; $1.00 of each card sold and $1.50 of each t-shirt sold is sent to the SPOHNC organization: Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer. We bought some of her cards and we love them !

We met someone from Soidog, an organisation which helps homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats in Thailand.

Our friend Cooper  helps children in Kindergarten read and visits residents of assisted-living facilities; he doesn't have a blog, so here is a photo of him at work : 

He was also on the cover of the 2010 West Highland White Terrier edition of the Popular Dog Series (photo by Diane Lewis)

Well done to all our friends mentioned here and all the others who every day share what they have; it starts with little things like a smile or a tail wag, which may seem little to us but mean so much more to those who receive them.

My friend George is celebrating his birthday on November 27; he loves steps so he asked all his friends for a photo with steps; here is mine :

Go and say happy birthday to George here :

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom disssatisfied
Irish Proverb

Take care my friends and have a great week-end !

...and don't forget to hug your loved ones every day :


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank you so much for picking me as a winner!! Shhhh....one mistake though...my name is Caren....(not Carol....lol!!) It is Caren Gittleman.
I am so happy to receive the book!!
Love your blog and I am also your newest follower!
Cat Chat http://opcatchat.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Caren!!!
The Cat Chat is an interesting and informative blog, we always enjoy reading Caren and Cody's blog!

We will hop over to send our birthday wishes to George tomorrow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Priscilla thank you sooooooooo much!!!

You are the sweetest!! xoxoxo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations Caren! We know you will love the book! Lots of love, Holly and mom

K9 Katastrophie said...

Congrats to the winner!!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank you!!!!! I know I will too!

Candylei said...

Cooper is adorable and I know the people must love him when he comes to visit. That is so nice! Your little loves dog are also so cute in clothes. Always makes me smile!
Candylei and Sir Salty

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to Caren!
We just love the pictures of your sissy's hugging you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bella and Ollie said...

Sorry Caren, the blog post is now fixed !

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thanks so much!! As I said...I am soooo used to it!
I have been called much, much worse and I answer to just about anything! :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank you again sooooo very much!! Also thank you for the incredibly kind comments about my blog!

Two French Bulldogs said...

congratulations to the winners. And Happee Birthday George
Benny & Lily

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houndstooth said...

Congrats to Caren!

We figure that visiting the nursing home only costs us our time, and a little gas money, but what it gives to someone else is priceless. Plus, everybody at the nursing home wants to pet us! It's a great deal!


Oskar said...

Hooray for Caren, she won our Holiday Hop prize also!

I've been snuggled up with my people all day!

Nubbin wiggles,

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank you all!!! I am soooooo excited!!!

bichonpawz said...

Hi Bella! We went and wished your friend a very Happy Birthday!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

the booker man said...

big 'n hooge gratsers to miss caren!!

the booker man

pee s -- did you get me 'n asa's postcard yet?

Flo de Sendai said...

Coucou Bella, Ollie, et toute la famille !
Toujours aussi mignons !
Ici, tout le monde va bien, mais il fait si beau que j'ai du mal a rester beaucoup a mon ordi, du coup, mon blog est affreusement en retard...mais je ne vous oublie pas, bisous a tous !

Flo, Nana, et Uyanga.

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