Book Review: Doggitude & Giveaway

Dogs and books… there are so, so many. And I never get tired of them… especially dog books with my picture in them! Teehee!

But first…

Mommy says she’s gonna start drawing again soon. I can’t wait ’cause I love how happy people get when they see their furries drawn… it makes me so happy! It makes mommy happy too. If you or someone you know is looking to have a furry one pencil painted, please see my mommy’s page:, or contact her. Her drawings make great gifts! <3

Also... Remember that drawing that my mommy gave to Shorty Rossi of the television show, Pit Boss? A couple of weeks ago, she posted a video that Shorty had posted on his Facebook page. But she didn’t realize that he also had posted a couple of photos to Instagram, and also to his Facebook page. These photos show mommy’s drawing of Hercules in Shorty’s home in Mexico. She’s so excited and honored to have it displayed in his home. <3

Book Review: Doggitude
There’s mommy’s drawing! ;)

Now for my review…

Look below for the Good Stuff vs. the Not-So-Good Stuff… & a U.S. Giveaway!

Doggitude: What Dogs REALLY Think — In 17 Sassy Syllables, by Carole Pivarnik

Book Review: Doggitude
This is the cover of Carole’s new book!

Book Review: Doggitude
I was so excited to see the finished book.
I couldn’t wait to see my painting inside!

Book Review: Doggitude
Carole painted 36 doggies to include in Doggitude.
My friend, Roxy, is in the book, too!

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And there’s the painting that Carole did of ME!
Didn’t it come out wonderful?
Just don’t tell Nala about it… she isn’t in the book.

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Uh oh, too late.
Nala: “Nice book! Hey, that’s YOU!

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Nala: “What page am I on?”
Ummm… you’re not in this book, Nala. Sorry. :(

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Nala: “What? Are you sure? Maybe if I check all the pages…”
No, Nala… Carole just painted a picture of me.
I think she would have told us if she painted your picture.
Nala: “I guess I’m not in it.”
I’m sorry, Nala.

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Nala: “Sooo… I’m really not in it, huh?”

The Good Stuff:

  • The book has photographs of doggie paintings… 36 of them!
  • There’s 80 pages of doggie goodness, all beautifully represented in watercolors by Carole Pivarnik.
  • Carole painted a picture of ME!!
  • Each doggie comes with their little story, and a personalized haiku by Carole.
  • Carole includes a few pages on how she began her book project, and how she followed through.
  • The book has a softcover, and is light enough to carry around with you.

The Not-So-Good Stuff:

  • Move along… there’s nothin’ to see here. It’s all good! :)

My conclusion?

I recommend the book, “Doggitude: What Dogs REALLY Think — In 17 Sassy Syllables,” by Carole Pivarnik. If you love doggies, art, and cute haiku sayings, you’ll enjoy reading through Carole’s book. She has a special way of capturing furry ones with watercolors, and is able to paint each personality to shine through the paper. Thanks so much again, Carole, for including me in your book! I just love the painting! :)

Buy it!

If you’d like your own copy of Doggitude: What Dogs REALLY Think — In 17 Sassy Syllables,, you can purchase it at one of my favorite online shopping places, using my affiliate link… which means that if you make a purchase through the following links, I will get a small commission so I could buy more treats or toys! Teehee! The book is available in a paperback edition, and also a Kindle edition. You can also purchase it through most book stores. :)

U.S. Giveaway… Open 2-25-13 (12am, EST) to 3-3-13 (12am, EST)

Wanna try and win your own copy of Doggitude? Carole will send the winner of this giveaway, one (1) copy of her new book, Doggitude: What Dogs REALLY Think — In 17 Sassy Syllables. Make sure you live in the U.S. though… This giveaway is open to U.S. households ONLY.

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Happy woofs & hugs, friends! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl)
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12 Responses
  1. wOW! You are such a gorgeous girl! I have seen that book before on Roxy’s page! I wish I lived in the U.S.A now, all these great contests! Bailey be good! :)
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  2. How cool that you’re in the book, Bailey. Maybe Nala can be in the next one. I checked out the Dog Tag Art. Wow there are a lot! I like the “got treats?” and the “Mama’s Boy” ones.
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  3. Yay, *clicks and treats* for Bailey and Nala for being good dog book lovers :) And thanks so much for featuring my book…good luck everyone who enters!
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  4. Lily Belle says:

    What a pretty book! And to have you featured in it Bailey makes it extra special. I love how she captured your “ear flip” in her drawing. That is SO you!

    We’re glad to see that your Mom is feeling a bit better. She’s back to doing some posting. How is hoo-sister Taylor feeling?

    Have a pawsome day.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. Poor Nala – getting left out!
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  6. Flea says:

    Sweet! I love your picture, Bailey!
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  7. Frankie Furter and Ernie says:

    Sorry that Nala Caught you. THAT is a super picture of you in the book. Congratulations fur being in it!!!

  8. Dogs N Pawz says:

    We like the pink paisley pet id tag! It would look pretty on our Ash!
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  9. Dogs N Pawz says:

    We would love to win this book! The photographs of the doggies are beautiful! We feel sorry for Nala…we think she should have been in the book too :)