A beautiful lesson about how to start living… and more happy dogs

 As the new year approaches I’m reminded of all the kindness extended to me in helping to promote my books and rescuing dogs from kill shelters. This year to date the number of dogs rescued from kill shelters with the help of profits from my books is 143. Below is one of my most recent reviews and a few photos of the latest happy dogs. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May there be PEACE ON EARTH.
Review for His Name Was Ben
on December 27, 2015
This book is a beautiful lesson about how to start living when you are dying.

I am not easily captivated by a story about illness, especially cancer. My father died from bladder cancer and just the mention of cancer brings back painful memories I have tried to bury. In spite of my dread of the topic, I was drawn into this story from the start about two people who meet by chance. Both have cancer with minimal chances of survival but they manage to find a renewed passion for life through their involvement with each other.

Paulette Mahurin’s genius outshines the words on the pages for she tackles a difficult topic and the result is a truly enjoyable and uplifting read. “His Name was Ben” is a tender and sweet tale that is full of passion, life, and love. The story was truly inspiring and I recommend it to everyone.

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ALL THE PROFITS FROM MY BOOK GO TO HELP GET DOGS LIKE THESE OUT OF KILL SHELTERS
Carrie's been rescued.

Carrie’s with new mom.

Dylan's been rescued.

Dylan’s been rescued.

Dylan's freedom ride

Dylan’s photo of freedom ride home.

Lucky is lucky and posing in his new home

Smiling Lucky is posing in his new home. Big yard to run in.

LULU

Lulu’s freedom photo.

Yogi bear made it to a home for the holidays

Yogi Bear made it home for the holidays.

 

 

 

MEET MY FAMILY

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And for all of you who haven’t met my kids, here’s Max and Bella. She’s a rottie sharpei that was found on the street and brought to the Lancaster/Palmdale high risk kill shelter. Max is a purebred rottie born in a puppy mill and because he’s missing a paw and they couldn’t sell him he was thrown away. Max, on top, is one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever owned. They make our world a better place.

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And here’s me with my Terry. I’m not very good with the selfies using our computer!! In 2016 we’ll be married 30 years.

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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56 Responses to A beautiful lesson about how to start living… and more happy dogs

  1. tazzielove says:

    Great review and even greater that 143 dogs have benefited.

  2. Littlesundog says:

    I love seeing these photos! It just makes me all the happier to see the faces of sweet souls finding loving homes. Great photo of you and Terry! You did very well with the selfie.

  3. ladysighs says:

    Your post and pictures leave us all with such a warm feeling. That’s a great picture of you too. Look like young pups. lol

  4. I envy your selfie skills…when I try the result resembles The Mekon on a bad hair day…
    That photo of Dylan on his way home touched me…

    • Haha, I think it was luck. Or there was an unembodied spirit moving my hands. lol That photo of Dylan really got to me as well, especially with seeing what he looked like in the death cell. I don’t know if you could read the small print, which says he was dumped with his kennel mate. I sit here shaking my head, not comprehending how such a great dog (and his sibling) landed there. Thank goodness he was rescued.❤

  5. Love this post. Love seeing your smiling faces that reflect your big hearts. Much love and peace to you both, and your gorgeous kids.
    Alison

  6. Super powt all round! 30 years eh? Congrats.

  7. Jean-Jacques says:

    I’ve said much about your books, their poignant stories they need and do tell and the selfless cause they ultimately serve and feed. However one can never say enough, so I reiterate the pleasure of reading Paulette’s work, with the added benefit of knowing some poor threatened dogs have a chance of survival because of her’s and Terry’s care and generosity.

    Nice to meet your family, and to see your smiling happy faces. Looks like you are both in a good place, and wish you more of the same kind of place ad infinitum…

  8. natuurfreak says:

    Congratulation for 30 years been married and for all the things you do to makz the world warmer.

  9. Great review and I love the number 143. Your Rotties are handsome dogs. And, the photo of you and Terry is really a nice one. I think the selfie looks quite good- a handsome and happy couple. Congratulations on 30 years.

  10. Sage says:

    What a nice review and I love seeing all the dogs find happy homes!

  11. Clanmother says:

    A wonderful way to end 2015 and begin 2016. You continue to inspire us all!❤️❤️❤️

  12. cyndilenz says:

    wonderful and inspirational!

  13. Happy 30 years. Thanks for all your good work, and great review!

  14. BroadBlogs says:

    Happy dogs make me happy.

  15. You have such a special heart. Good work and I know God must be well pleased at all your love and devotion to this project. He blesses your gift of writing for all you do to help His creation.
    Yisraela

  16. Deziz World says:

    More happiness and furever homes. Gweat posty. and it was so good meetin’ yous furries and seein’ you and yous hubby. Have a purrfectly Blest New Year.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. Oh I’m so glad I got to see a picture of you and Terry! You have such a radiant smile, Paulette. Terry is looking like the cat that snagged a canary — very happy and content🙂

    Petey and Sadie send big tail wags to Max and Bella, and I send love from Texas,
    Christy

  18. Clowie says:

    It’s lovely to see them getting homes.

  19. Lovely moving post (I wish I could take Dylan home – he looks like my kind of dog!)

    Zoe

  20. natuurfreak says:

    That’s a great picture of you too. You are people with such a great hart to dogs.Thanks a lot.

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