Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Window Sniffing

My name is Ruby …and I like window sniffing.

Window sniffing is like window shopping except it's free

You can do it alone …

or with a friend

Please note this is a box not a pillow …and not recommended. 

Window sniffing is fun …

but having cameras in my face is not fun.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pip Memorial Garden

Welcome to the Pip Memorial Garden! The birdbath is actually from the human's childhood home and was purchased in memory of another dog from long ago.

All of the flowers we planted attract butterflies …we like to imagine Pip is one of the many butterflies that visits daily. 

We hope to find a Yorkie statue to add to the garden …if anyone has any suggestions of where we might find one, please let us know. Most of these plants are newly planted this year so we hope they will grow more lush every summer …

We finally have a softcover version of the book that is as nice (photo quality, etc.) as the hardcover version, but at a more reasonable price. If you are interested, please use the link below.

Please find a link to the hardcover version and the e-book version in the sidebar. 

This month we are raising money for Red Door Animal Shelter, Pip's rescue shelter so we are hoping to sell lots of books in his memory! Thank you! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ruby …and My Writing Process Blog Tour

The human is taking over the blog today …sorry

Today I’m participating in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. I was invited to participate by Peggy Frezon, author of Dieting With My Dog and Heart to Heart Hand in Paw among many other books and articles. I am honored to be included in this tour with so many other wonderful writers. Thank you!

What am I working on now?

I am currently working on a couple of projects – the first is a children’s book called “A Tale of Two Pips” based on one of my favorite blog posts. I’m also playing around with a couple of ideas for funny themed dog photo books – stay tuned as I will be calling for submissions soon.

Why do I write what I do?

I work as a grant and copywriter for non-profits during the day. It’s pretty serious (and sometimes boring) stuff. Pip’s blog is my creative outlet. I started the blog as a way to raise awareness and funds for rescue animals and have tried to stay true to that mission – along with some fun and games along the way.

What we do while she "writes"

How does my writing process work?

I work a full time job and have a young child and pets so my schedule is insane. I try to carve out some time a few times a week to work on creative projects – usually from 4-6 in the morning before the rest of the family is awake. I wish I could say this happens every day, but it’s more like 2 or 3 times a week at best.

Way back when, I went to art school and so even though I write, I still consider myself more of an artist. I always start with the photograph and then come up with the text. I’m also very aware of how the text looks on the page – if I don’t like how it looks visually, I come up with different text. This process probably sounds backwards to most writers, but that’s my process!

Now, the last part of the tour is to pass the torch along to other writers. I'm passing the torch to Lisa Arrington at author of Quake and coming soon Aftershock. Please tune into her blog next week to learn about her process! 

Are you finished yet?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kindle Version NOW AVAILABLE

The Kindle Version of Pip's book is now available HERE. Please read the system requirements before purchasing. 

Because the book is mostly pictures, the conversion process was very long and complicated. Please let me know if you have problems ASAP - email mrpippip(at)gmail(dot)com.

The paperback version is also available on HERE.

20% of all June sales will be donated to Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue. 

As most of you know, our dear friend Frankie is need of some good vibes and crossed paws. Please visit him and send your good wishes. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My New Summer Do ...

Help, they took all my furs …



Today through Sunday Pip's book is marked down to $25! 

The paperback version (also available on is now $9.99.

Happy Father's Day from Mr. Pip (who was also a father, we think)

Supplies are limited so act fast.