Patti has been nominated for three awards in the Dog Writers Association
of America writing contest.
Patti was nominated for the
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership
Public Service Award
by the Dog Writers
Association of America
for her article in DogSport Magazine:
In Case of Fire Don't Forget The Dog
Dog Diet wins
Dog Writers Association
2006 Award Read
What Happens to Rover When the
Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone
Legal Dilemmas! Read more
Sadie and I were so THRILLED to win the AKC Responsible Pet Citizenship Award at the DWAA Banquet in New York City in February. The article I wrote about Sadie titled "She Waits" tells about our life together and how much I love her so it was even more special that it was the article they chose to win. (Read the article at Red Room.)
Our article also won a prestigious Maxwell Award for the Best Single Internet Blog! We are just so blessed to have each other and all you dog parents out there know just what we mean. We are finishing our new book… "What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over and Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas" and apologize for taking so long! We’ve been busy at our new house in the woods, but hope to have it finished very soon.
Central Pennsylvania Pet Expo
October 14, 2012
Patti and Sadie will be there to sign books for all the PA Friends! Patti is from Clarion, PA!
October 20, 2012
Freshfields Village Green,
(Details at the Dogtoberfest Facebook page.)
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The winter of 2002 was the worst winter of my life. Fresh
off a broken romance, I lived on ice cream, pizza and chocolate,
immersing myself in a world of misery. After years of dieting,
I was all dieted out, tired of my career, and in general
discontent with the world. THE DOG DIET is the story of
Sadie, a shelter dog who changed my life. She ran into
my life, a virtual fur ball of energy and everything got
better. Her joyful spirit, voracious appetite, and unconditional
love, literally turned my life around.
THE BOOK IDEA
The focus in my life changed dramatically...suddenly
it was not all about me...in fact during those early months
nothing seemed to be about me. I could barely eat one morsel
of food in my own home without this dog wanting it. No
longer was I sleeping in, but getting up early to take
her out. My activity level increased...my spirits lifted...my
weight went down. I met new people who were also dog parents...the
idea of sharing my story was born...the book began to take
shape. It's a humorous account of how I changed from a
stressed-out perfectionist into a more "human" being.
IT ALL TOGETHER
Sadie and I developed a comfortable domestic
rhythm. She got me off the couch, out of the kitchen and
into the size 4 jeans I had longed to wear for years. My
book, THE DOG DIET, is my personal story of how this little
shelter dog made me a better person. Watch this site for
developments with the book and links to my other articles.