Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Now ... and Then

Today is February 29, leap day.  That means an extra day happening every four years.

I have only experienced one leap day before because I am only seven.  A lot has changed since last leap day.

On February 29, 2008 - I was three and a little brother to Kirby, who now lives in heaven.  Today, I am a big brother to Boomer!  He is only two.  In 2008 we were working on our first book, "Rudy Gets A Transplant."  Today, we are about to launch our fifth, "Rudy O'Tooty."

Four years ago Mommy was told she was going through end stage renal failure.  Now she has a healthy kidney, thanks to Daddy.  It's amazing what can happen in just four years.

Rudy, the Truly Amazed Poodle

P.S.  Here's a little slide show from our I Love To Read Program at the Afton/Lakeland School last Friday.  Hope to see you March 5th at the Launch Party!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Good And Not So Good News

I hope everyone enjoyed the video of my new song and dance I shared last time.  It will be in our new book "Rudy O'Tooty."

Last week our friend Bear went to heaven.  We were very sad.  She was 13 and knew all of us - my big brothers Kirby, Dito and Dexter, and then Boomer! and me.  She shared stories about my big brothers when they were younger and I wasn't even born yet.  We will miss her very much.

I went to the doctor and they did my labs.  Some numbers were better and a couple were slightly elevated, but over all alright.  We are going to do a little "tweaking."

We have lots of events coming up.  We are excited!  A school asked us to participate in "We love to read" family fun night next week.  That will be fun!

On March 5 is our big book launch.  I hope it goes well and the weather cooperates.  It's a great book!

Currently we have four more events scheduled after the launch.  There's always room for more!  We like to be busy, except when it's time to sleep.

Somebody's birthday is coming up soon.  She thinks I'll forget because it's right after our book party, but I won't !  Don't say anything!

Have a great week and don't forget there's a February 29 this year .  That's confusing?

Rudy O'Tooty

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Little Ditty from Rudy

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Here is a video of the song and dance in our new book Rudy O'Tooty.  It's light hearted and lots of fun!  Share it with your friends, family and everyone else!  The party is on Monday March 5th at 7pm. at the Lakeville Library.  We will have fun, food, refreshments, gift bags and a door prize.  Hope to see you there!

Rudy, the Party Poodle who likes to shake his groove thing

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feburrrrrary News...and it's HOT STUFF!

We received a great book review from a man named Jim Gleasen, a heart transplant recipient.  That was a wonderful surprise last week.

Mommy and Daddy went to a Superbowl party on Sunday.  Boomer! and I watched it on TV.  We were voting for the Giants because we have friends that live there.  They won!  What a game!

The weather is cold today.  I think Feburrrrary has arrived!

Big news for the week!  Our books are here!  They look fabulous.  I am very excited!  I have practiced my dance steps so I am ready for the big book launch party on March 5!  Hope to see you there.  It will be lots of fun!

Here's a link to our review.

Rudy the I Can't Believe How Excited I Am Poodle