Saturday, April 26, 2014

Great News!

The new book is here!  The new book is here!  It's available on our website.  Just $10.00.  We're so happy!  Rudy's dancing in heaven!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful and Proud

The last three days have been beautiful - near or above 70 and sunny!  It's hard to believe towns just 40 miles north of us had 20 inches of snow Thursday.  We had a little rain, but no big deal.

I had a sleep over at my friend, Jennifer's this weekend.  I was able to play with my little buddy Max and some other small dogs.  My human friends were home from school, so I got to play with them, too!  By the time I got home Sunday, I was very tired.  Mommy and Daddy went to a concert out of town.  Their favorite singer, Gavin Degraw performed.  He was fabulous.  He opened for a  famous guy named Billy Joel the night before he came to Minnesota.

Rudy's Little World has received a few more book orders.  It is nice to have the diversity of people interested in our books - whether it be hospitals or individuals.  We received a note from a mom in New York looking for a book about dialysis.  She wanted to explain it to her young daughter before her dad started dialysis.  We received the message Wednesday at midnight.  His first session was Friday.  We happened to see the note right before bed so we packed it up and mailed it out.  It made it Friday just in time!  She was very grateful.  I wonder if Amazon could've provided that kind of service!

Our new book is still on target to be in our hands this Thursday.  We will breathe easier once it is here.  Thursday has special significance to us because of Rudy's tenth birthday.  He would be proud.  He would also be proud of action we took after he went to heaven.  Through a series of letters, emails and phone calls, we have been able to change some policies at the medical center.  Unfortunately, it can't help Rudy, but hopefully it will help other chronically ill animals.

Mommy and Daddy are attending something called a gala on Sunday.  It is really a big fund raiser for the NKF.  I think I already mentioned we donated a set of books to go along with the painting three great teens did at the Kidney Walk.

Fingers and paws crossed for Thursday!

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crunch Time

I must apologize for not communicating more over the last couple weeks.  It has been extremely crazy around here!  We had a big deadline for our new book, so Mommy and Daddy worked on it every spare moment they had.  We sent it to the printers and it should be available shortly!  They had an opening in their printing schedule, so we are on track to make our original release date of April 24th.  I guess things have a way of working out in the end.  We really wanted that date because it would have been Rudy's 10th birthday.  We will have an official release party, perhaps in May, but we couldn't plan a party until we knew the print schedule.

Except for the weather today, it has been very nice.  The snow melted enough so I can reach Hobey Baker now.  I even have a few patches of bare ground in my yard.  Gertie and her cousins have been outside more, so I have had great fun running with my friends.

Daddy gave Mommy dance lessons for her birthday.  They have enjoyed it a lot.  Mommy took lessons in college, so this is a refresher for her.  It's all new to Daddy.  Mommy likes this style (it's called ballroom dancing) because the people hold on to each other.  She never has to worry about losing her balance or getting lost, so she's free to have fun!  When they practice, I join in by running around in tiny circles chasing my tail.  We call them spinners!  I am very good at them.

Rudy's Little World has had steady sales the last few months.  We hope the trend continues and we can share our stories with others.  We aren't breaking any records, but it's nice to know we are helping.

The NKF has asked us to donate a set of our books for the big Gala at the end of this month.  We feel very honored.  Rudy would have loved it!

I will keep you posted on the progress of our new book.  Feel free to check in on Facebook/Rudy's Little World for a status, too.  We will keep it updated there, also.

A special thanks to our new illustrator, Benjamin Barkley, and to our printers for working with us to make this all happen.

Boomer! the Mellow Yellow Lab