100 HAPPY DOGS

WE JUST MADE OUR TARGET FOR 100 DOGS RESCUED IN 2015 AND ARE HEADING INTO THE NEXT 100. A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED A BOOK OF MINE AND TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW OR SPREAD THE WORD. ALL THE PROFITS FROM MY BOOKS GO TO HELP DOGS LIKE THESE. AND… HERE’S #100 & 101
Bowie - dog 100 rescued in 2015

HAPPY BOWIE’S FREEDOM PHOTO- DOG 100 RESCUED IN 2015

Bowie 8 y:o happy at the beach with his new family and ball

8 YEAR OLD BOWIE PLAYING WITH A BALL IN HIS NEW HOME

Sally with her new dad #101

SWEET LITTLE SALLY WITH HER NEW DADDY

RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
on November 23, 2015
Well written. It gives emotion and depth to what would otherwise be a courtroom documentary about a civil injustice. Is it the patriot’s calling to suffer for one’s country, or is truth the greatest honor we can bestow upon our nation? The reader is pulled into the mind of the best friend of Emile Zola, to witness his passion for justice and truth, to share in his heartbreak. This is courtroom drama with feeling and passion, but it in the end it is about the lasting ties of true friendship. May we never forget.

 

on November 28, 2015

The historical book based on actual events tells Alfred Dreyfus’ story. He was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and exiled.

Courageous journalist Emile Zola takes on the public and the establishment to prove Dreyfus’ innocence.

Paulette Mahurin brings the long-ago events to life with both compassion and fire. The controversial story crosses social issues and lines, including politics and religion. The Emile Zola quotes add depth to the well-written book. Ms. Mahurin’s research and ability to envision the past give an authentic flavor to the story. It is also important to note that the author donates her profits to dog rescue.

on November 23, 2015
This fictional account of the mysterious Dreyfus Affair is written from the point of view of Charles, a fictional friend to the journalist Emile Zola and follows Zola’s attempt to clear the name of Alfred Dreyfus. Dreyfus was a Jewish military officer in the French army, wrongly accused of leaking information to the Germans. The anti-Semitism and corruption revealed by the whole affair is as relevant today as it was shocking at the time. This spell-binding account is not to be missed.
on November 25, 2015
Historical novels need a delicate blend of sufficient factual information to add authenticity to the story but at the same time to not over burden the reader. To Live out Loud is spot on, I am left in awe at the amount of research that must have been necessary. As the author states in the Foreword this novel is loosely based on historical facts. No doubt a few embellishments have been added, the result is an intriguing snapshot of French history.
Time: 1895, sensitive military secrets have been leaked to the Germans. This is an embarrassment not only for the military but to the whole country. The real perpetrator is known but disclosure would also embarrass the military. Alfred Dreyfus is the perfect scapegoat. He is Jewish who are already disliked in France and his parents live in Germany. An indecently hurried trial sees Dreyfus convicted and banished to Devil’s Island. All hope of establishing his innocence seems to be lost; you need to fight the establishment who created this sham. Well regarded writer Emile Zola undertakes to expose the truth and those responsible even though it will surely destroy his career.
The novel traces the struggles and pitfalls Zola endures in his tortuous quest for justice. I know very little of this part of French history but I found myself mesmerized by this enthralling novel. Who would like this novel? Obviously it is a must read for lovers of historical novels. Anyone who enjoys a gripping story regardless of the historical aspect should take a look. And if you have a particular interest in French history it’s a done deal.
I was given a copy of ‘To Live out Loud’ in return for an honest review. Perhaps the name was the only part I struggled to relate to but I know how hard it is to come up with original titles. (note from the author: The title came from a Zola quote that appears in the novel just before the prologue: “If you ask me what I came into this life to do I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”)
on November 29, 2015
The author has crafted a wonderful historical novel that truly brings to life one of France’s most controversial and famous writers. The story of how he fought injustice against all odds is truly inspiring. A fascinating and easy read, I highly recommend.
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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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37 Responses to 100 HAPPY DOGS

  1. tazzielove says:

    GREAT WAY TO END THE YEAR.

  2. tazzielove says:

    Reblogged this on tazziesplace and commented:
    OVER 100 DOGS RESCUED IN 2015 WITH PROFITS FROM PAULETTE’S BOOKS.

  3. paws2smile says:

    Fantastic news! 🙂

  4. Deeply impressed! Well done you and all your supporters.

  5. Littlesundog says:

    The year isn’t over yet… and such wonderful news!!

  6. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks for this happy news

  7. Congratulations to you all for your efforts! What an inspiration-

  8. What a beautiful gift these special little dogs will get. Great job.
    Yisraela

  9. davidprosser says:

    Massive Congratulations and well done.
    Hugs

  10. Blynng15 says:

    You are so wonderful for doing this. I love dogs, especially the ones that are less fortunate. ♡

    • I know what you mean, the less fortunate really get into your heart. And thank you for your kind words but I am a small part doing what I can to help along with a huge effort of a lot of really great people out there networking to save these dogs. ❤

      • Blynng15 says:

        I do have to learn not to cry when I see these lost souls out there, makes me very emotional above anything else.

      • Nothing wrong with crying. Nothing wrong with being human and caring. It’s not easy to learn not to emote when our cells are screaming and dictating it. I cry too and then I try to find a photo or story of a dog that’s been saved, or a happy ending for a human, and my heart just moves on with the flow. Been lovely chatting with you.

  11. That’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving! 💕😇

  12. Deziz World says:

    Now dat be sumfin’ to give thanks fur. ConCats.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. Aww, Dezi and Lexi the celebration wouldn’t be complete without you. Always grrrrrrrrrrreat to share good mews with you two. And not sure if you saw the back and forth with animalcouriers above. I put the link here for you as well. 1000 dogs and 100 cats were rescued by a wonderful group of people and shipped from So. Calif kill shelters to safe havens in other states. http://www.examiner.com/article/over-1-000-dogs-leave-california-kill-shelters-to-homes-pacific-northwest

    Whole lotta happy wagging going on. Luv 2 u. ❤ ❤

  14. Lovely news….so well done.

  15. cindy knoke says:

    What an incredible accomplishment!

    • Hi and thank you Cindy. A lot of good people have been involved in this effort. Mine was a small part, donating money to help the process along. But any part anyone plays in helping creates this big picture of all these beautiful dogs freed. Every step counts no matter how small. I feel very lucky to be a part of something that is doing good in the world at this troubling time. Wishing you and yours peaceful holiday time. ❤

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