An homage to my girl, Tazzie, RIP. The profits from my book are all going to the first an only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County, CA where I live. In Tazzie’s memory. Dog lovers, animal lovers … this one’s for you.

Women and Words

Hi, kids! Hey, check this out. Fab author Paulette Mahurin came by with an awesome-sauce blog. She’s the author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, which is a story about life, love, and prejudice in a Nevada town in the wake of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 conviction for “gross indecency.”


ALL proceeds from the sales of her book go to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, which is a no-kill shelter in Ventura County, California. I asked her if she’d be willing to blog about the dog she lost in 2011, because that was the dog that changed her life, and in whose memory the proceeds of her book are donated. As you know, I’m a huge dog fan myself. So without further ado, here’s Paulette, telling us about Tazzie, and the things they both went through.

Read on, animal lovers. I know you want to.

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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  1. And most adorable they are. I am sure you are selling them to make it less possible for people who find free animals from private owners and shelters to use for experimentation.
    I can’t bear the thought.
    Those precious faces.

    • The puppies will be going to loving responsible homes, well vetted and chosen. The doggy parents are the very responsible and love their fury kids. They’ll be in touch and contact with where the puppies are going. I am with you on that other thought being a terrible thought.

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