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“I like a dog at my feet when I read, Whatever his size or whatever his breed.” Edgar A. Guest, American (b. England) 1881-1959
It’s National Reading is Fun Week and what could be more appropriate than a word from Bocker, the writing dog? My good friend, Bocker the Labradoodle has a tale to tell and he’s asked me to help him get the bark out…Many of you are familiar with this big blond handsome boy. I’ve written about him often. To read more about Bocker, please see my post of September 23, 2010
What is Chasing Bocker’s Tale about? Chasing Bocker’s Tale (yes play on words) is just that. Bocker’s own story. His life from his eyes. Even as a very young pup, Bocker the Labradoodle pondered on where his life would lead, what was his purpose in life. Follow Bocker’s own tale of his amazing journey and how he has touched the lives of so many throughout the world.
How is the book helping animal shelters? A major part of Bocker’s life has been lending a helping paw to those less fortunate than he is. There are so many shelters, rescue organizations, non-profits that help both animals and children in need that Bocker has always willingly supported and his support has made a difference in so many lives. We wanted these organizations to be recognized in his book so we created a section where individuals could sponsor whatever organization they supported. We are asking for a $20 donation. $10 will go directly to the organization and the other money will help us pay for the additional pages which will be added to the book. The shelter’s sponsor’s name will be listed as well as the shelter/organization’s name and contact information and website. These pages will appear in our first printing and any additional printings of the book, as well as the eBook, which will have a working hyperlink to the shelter’s website. This will help bring attention to them and hopefully more donations. More information can be found on Bocker’s website or on his Chasing Bocker’s Tale Facebook page.
Sounds very interesting. When will the book be available? We are hoping that the book will be ready for distribution mid-summer. We wanted the book to be “Bocker-Worthy” so we are taking extra steps and extra time to have it printed the way we want. The first edition will be a hard cover, collectible, limited run of 200, which will be numbered and pawtographed, and in color. There will be lots of photos because we know with Bocker, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words! When we are ready to take pre-orders, Bocker fans will even have the opportunity to choose the number book they want. We’ve already had requests to hold certain favorite numbers!
How can people obtain a copy? The book will be available online. These details are still being worked out.
What really makes this book so special? As you know Bocker has a huge following all over the world. Quite amazing! There are always so many questions about him and his life. There was just something in his eyes that said that his story should be told. There was always something very special and different about Bocker and from the beginning, it seemed that there was a reason for his existence. He brings smiles wherever he goes and we feel his story will do the same. It is special because it is life from Bocker’s eyes and because he has made an impact on so many lives and is very special to so many.
Thanks for sharing Bocker. I know how hard it is to get a book project completed, and then to let everyone know about it. But it’s worth it; with our words, we can wag the world! Make sure your favorite animal shelter is included in this worthy project!