Friday, October 07, 2011

DOGPHORIA by Jim Dratfield and THE BEST OF TODAY'S DOGG by Guy Gilchrist

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Eloisepeaches aka Megan!
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Dogphoria by Jim Dratfield

The Best of Today's Dogg by Guy Gilchrist

Okay, we're taking it down a notch and bringing some puppy love your way with these two adorable books for you to win. Yes, this is a TWO-FER for you!

First up is The Best of Today's Dogg where all sales benefit animal rescue and adoption. It's a charming colorful book with cartoons of all things dogs.

Next is Dogphoria by Jim Dratfield, which is a 100-paged, hard back book of gorgeous black and white photos. Whimsical dogs are paired up with unique quotes to match the pictures. Actress Laura Dern has said of photographer Jim Dratfield's work: "Jim is a master at capturing the soul of a dog in a photograph."

These books are perfect for the dog lover and make great coffee-table books, birthday or holiday gifts!

You can enter to win both books here by telling me what you think is the most unique animal in the world and what you would name that animal -- haha, you thought I was gonna ask a DOG question didn't you?

I'm going to say I love flamingos, because I DO, and I would name my Flamingo Florence. PS--DO NOT name your animal like Dorothy the Dog or Henry the Hamster just because I went with Florence the Flamingo... get more creative than I did! hahah.
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Check previous book features to see who the winner is -- that's how you'll find out if you've won or not, and you can still enter if there's not a winner's name posted on the top and highlighted! I usually choose a winner for each book anywhere from 3-7 days after I post a feature!


Thanks for checking out the Fall Fab Giveaway – we’ve got more books coming your way through October. I'll be featuring 2-3 each week. At the end of ALL the individual books featured and given away, one or two lucky winners will win the WHOLE batch of the books.


If you’ve got particular questions on how the Giveaway works, check the ORIGINAL POST HERE, or feel free to email me! Thanks!


Good luck everyone! And I really enjoy your comments too!


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68 comments:

absolutahnie said...

a pygmy hippo. SO cute! i'd name her dagmar just because...

Melissa said...

Can you please just add me to the overall win list? I'd rather let someone who loves dogs try to win this one :)
-tmd636

Bev V said...

Manatees, they are so graceful, but very strange looking. I'd name her Beatrix, after Beatrix Potter, because I think Miss Potter would have written a lovely book about manatees, if she had ever had the chance to meet one.

Mom'sLove said...

I have a cat named Topanga. I wanted a kitty to name her that and I did. When I was little, my brother wanted a dog and call it god, cause it was dog backwards. Mom said no..
Amanda

Margaret said...

A lyre bird has such amazing tail feathers. I would name a pet after a composer. (not totally original but I like it) Such Bartok or Gershwin.

Margaret(singitm)

Jenn3128 said...

I saw my first albino alligator not too long ago, he was pretty creepy looking. I'd probably name him something generic like "spiker" or "killer".

Emma S. said...

I'd have to say a peacock. I jsut find them so beautiful. If I had a pet peacock, I'd name it Esmeralda, after the character in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

ncsuloges said...

This is such a hard question...how about people are the most unique animal in the world because each person is so different. If I have a daughter, I will name her Anna Austin.

cindy r said...

This may not fit the question, but I am a DOG fanatic and the book is about dogs and dog is GOD spelled backwards and I LOVE MY Shih Tzu SASSY SOO much, so I have to say SASSY is the most unique animal even though I'm not answering your question corrently... Thanks Manic! cindyinmiami writeoncindy@yahoo.com

LizzybethDJ said...

I'm going to go with a platypus for most unique... and I'd name it Adelaide. Just because.

Amy R. said...

I think hedgehogs are adorable. I'd name mine Mr. Hercule Poirot.

animallover75 said...

I love elephants and if I had one I would name her Maggie after my mom. Not that my mom was big but I miss her.

ludy2288 said...

its not very creative, but i really want a little dog named meatball

Margie said...

I'd select the aardvark as the most unique. I think Archie would be a good aardvark name!

Liz said...

I always wanted a llama so I could name him Llarry.

Kristi said...

I think Alpacas are adorable! I would name her Lorelei because I like that name :)

Kristi Hooke

IandSsmom said...

Well I'll go with my African grey parrot because his name is Picasso and yes he can say it! He loves to play peek-a-boo too!! :)

Jezebel's Mama said...

I do think the dog is the most unique animal because of it's need to love you. They sense your mood and can comfort without a lecture- MAJOR!! My four legged children are so important to me.---names...Jezebel and Abigail

Kristen said...

My unique animal - there is an albino squirrel in my neighborhood that I have named Gene, because I think it's hilarious.

EBrowning said...

I've always been partial to penguins. I think they are adorable! I'm not sure what I would name mine though...maybe Spot because that's the last thing anyone would think to name a penguin? :)

Joani 15 said...

I love my two rescue dogs. They are the best,so soulful. But I also love chimps. I would name a chimp Keith if it was male or Julia if it was female.

Philly said...

I am a huge Dog fan, and I have a little mutt named Pancake (Master P is his "masculine" nickname). But I think Elephants are awesome, and if I had one I'd name her Petunia.

-Philly5

Anonymous said...

I still have child-like wonder and awe at how beautiful and majestic horses are. If I had my own horse, he would be named Maximus.

~Colbey J

PS My dog, Bailey, will forever be my favorite animal ever!

Carly said...

I'd like to own a Meerkat because they crack me up at the zoo. I'd probably own a few because they're social. Their names would be Tuesday, Thunder, and Thompson because why not?

StereoQueenBee said...

I think anteaters and I would name him Pinnochio... LOL

queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

Books & Reviews said...

I would get a Koala and name is, Aussie.

Megan said...

Goats!! I would name my goat Poppy :)
ID Eloisepeaches

robynn78 said...

I love my pup, even though you said the most unique animal.. He is as unique as they come!! I have a bloodhound who will be a year in 5 days, he weighs over 115lbs, slobbers everywhere, howels up a storm, and just plain ol loves us!! Hops is the best dog animal I have ever owned!! :o)

MonaLisa said...

I like kangaroos. If I had one(which seems like a very bad idea) I would name it ricochet.

MamamicheleTN said...

I would love to have a Lioness and I would name her Nefertitti.

Krystal said...

I think that giraffes are pretty amazing creatures! If I had to name one, I couldn't resist but to name it Tiny!
kndyer

Anonymous said...

I think the most unique animal is a platypus. Who wouldn't name their pet platypus Patty the platy?

-Donna W.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

a platypus! I would name him Oliver.
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TaraUB said...

A potbelly pig would be fun. I'd name it some character from Anne of Green Gables, but not Anne, I've already named a cat Anne.

Jeryl M. said...

I think Koalas are unique because they are bears but they are not really bears. I think Qually would be a good name for a Koala.

Dolly said...

A ferret, named Frank (Burns - 'ferret face' from M*A*S*H)

Melissa said...

I always loved Koala Bears. I would probably name one, Love because they look so lovable, although I think they can be pretty mean. Melissa Rem

Melissa said...

A capybara. They're just so unique looking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara
I'd name it Hortense.

Melissa A from CLC

Bernadette7 said...

I love ostriches! I think they are the most ridiculous looking creatures around. I've never given it much thought as to what I'd name my potential pet ostrich (mostly b/c when I saw one in person they are actually really scary and have two sets of eyelids so I've eliminated them as pet potential) by I'm going to go with Olive Oyl.

Crystal said...

I've always had an eye for apes/monkeys. I would like a chimp and name him George (yes, as in Curious); I still have a stuffed George from when I was a baby. Please note: George is not a monkey; he has no tail therefore he is an ape. (I totally did a report on Chimps in elementary school and I think I remember that chimps are 99% like humans; they are the only ones with opposable thumbs).

But then again I saw the movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and it just made me sad when they tried to domesticate the chimp *tear*

crystal717

buttah said...

I'm a dog lover, and I think they are all very unique. They have their own personality, and always love you unconditionally. We gave our Boxers unique names...Fabulous White Gloved Tyson, who I miss dearly and was my "first child", and Magikal Razzle Dazzle, Razz for short.

LynnBelo said...

I'm gonna go with the red panda...because it looks like someone put on a cartoon fox costume! It's silly. I doubt they make good pets, but imagine they do and I'd name it Darjeeling. :)

The Poty's said...

I've always liked Koala bears they look so cuddly even though I know they aren't. My five year old would name her flower and that's how it works when you have kids they name it and you go with it!

CAnative said...

Otters! I would name her Chloe.

Nicole

Neckmeat said...

Liger please. Hello Lion & Tiger! :) And I'd name it Napoleon of course!

Ally said...

A mongoose! I'd love one.
Ally N

Kristin A Shelburne said...

The Kinkajou! Saw one in Key West FL and it stayed in the house with the family, ran around all thru the house like a dog. Very friendly and beautiful. Mine would be named Jasper (I've always wanted to name a pet Jasper, don't ask me why!)

michelle m! said...

i know a cat is not unique, but their intelligence astounds me!

Christina said...

I have always LOVED white tigers...I used to want one so bad!! I was convinced that I could raise one to be a nice pet and I wanted to start building its cage in the backyard. They're so beautiful! I guess I never came up with a name though...

ChristinaL

jdstec said...

lemur and I would have to name him Lenny. Forgive my total lack of creativity.

kathygold9778 said...

I think a Hippo because I love that chrhistmas song about the little girl that wants a hippo for christmas....I think I'd name her something ironic like Tiny..or not ironic...Petunia! LOL!

kathygold9778

Erin G said...

I'm just commenting to be added to the overall win list... not a dog person - would rather these books go to someone who is :) Thanks!

Emily said...

I'm not sure it is incredibly unique, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE giraffes. No idea why, but I just do...I've always wanted a miniature one for a pet. FYI, they do not exist, despite the weird/random website where these Russian people claim to be breeding them. It is fake.

Anyway, I'd probably name my giraffe Anthony. I have absolutely no idea why.

your invisible pixie said...

I think pigs are pretty incredible...they're super smart but they're treated like they're ridiculously dumb.

Katie said...

Inspired by my trip to MGM Grand this past week I would have to go with lions and I would name a lion Gertrude because I think that is a good name for a lion.

Katie in Indy

Terri said...

Since I'm like 5 posts behind, I'm running out of creative answers to your questions. I think penguins are unique...I mean, they're a bird, but they can't fly. What's up with that? As for a name, let's go with Cadvibri. (That's my word verification below.)

However, when you said this was a two-fer, my first thought was it should be a two-FUR since it's two dog books. Ok, now I'm getting loopy. :-)

Terri M.

DaphneSFL said...

Hippos are my favorite animal. If I had one, I'd name it Gertrude, because that is a very fitting hippo name.

Denise said...

I love elephants, and I'd name my elephant Vivienne because I think that suits old souls so well, like elephants always seem to have.

Tiffany Drew said...

I think Giraffes are the most unique animals. They are so beautiful! If I had a pet giraffe, I'd name it George :)

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Peaches the alpaca. They're super cute!

Susan said...

Syd the Cicada - my husband actually caught one once and tied a string around it and let our kids fly it like a kite. Kind of cruel, I suppose, but the kids loved it.

Jessica said...

I think the most unique animal would be a kangaroo. I would name is Sydney.

Thanks!
Jessica
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Nancye said...

The most unique animal has to be the Armadillo. Very cool too!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

faithspage said...

a 2 headed cat. And name it/them Tit and Tat

kyfaithw at aol dot com

A.C. said...

I've always thought Orcas were pretty amazing. I'd steal the movie name and call mine Willy.

krstrpp said...

The tree frogs from the rainforests are so neat. I'd name one "Pickles." Thanks for the chance to win the books! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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