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Do you believe in second chances? Real Dogs Don't Whisper book is about second chances and miracles. Read about four about rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; ...
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Overview

Do you believe in second chances? Real Dogs Don't Whisper book is about second chances and miracles. Read about four about rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; they teach their human about life; how to believe in hope; how to accept and give love; and, so much more.

Named Bronze Winner 2013 Readers' Favorite
in the "Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction" category.


Named Bronze Winner 2013 Global eBook Awards, Animals/Pet category.

2013 Readers' Favorite
"Finalist" in the "Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction" category.

2013 National Indie Excellence Award Alex Carroll Radio Publicity Sponsor's Choice Winner. The Indie Excellence Sponsor’s Choice Prizes are selected from the Winners & Finalists that have been recognized in all contest categories. Rather than highlighting any specific element, these awards recognize the books that demonstrate an indefinable synergy of elements that makes for an excellent presentation.

2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
"Finalist" in National Indie Excellence Awards for 2013 in Animals/Pets category. The judges select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

2013 International Book Awards
"Finalist" in the "Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction" category.

2013 Nomination for Global eBook Award
eBook version, nominated for a 2013 award in Animals/Pets category.


At times hysterical, tear-jerking, always enthralling, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper is more than a book about dogs – it’s a book about life. Read about four rescue dogs with special needs teaching their human about life, all on a discovery.

Meet a family like no other: Kelly, Mr. MaGoo, Buffy, Carla Mae, and Betty Boop. A girl, her two Lhasa Apsos, one Cocker Spaniel, and one adorable mutt – each with his or her own challenging set of difficulties to overcome. One puppy has serious neurological disorders. Two were severely abused. All are on a journey of discovery. Together, learning love and patience along the way, they have grown and thrived, perhaps none so much as the girl:

“Dr. Hilinski turned to me and said gravely, ‘In thirty minutes, we’ll have to call it, Kelly. I’m sorry.’ I wanted to cry but knew I had to be strong. I just knew that Betty Boop would be able to feel my energy. When it was Gizmo’s time, I told her it was okay to go. Maybe the opposite approach would work this time. With two minutes left in the doctor’s grace period, I leaned in close to Betty Boop. ‘Mommy's here,’ I whispered. ‘It’s not your time to go yet. Not yet… not yet, my Betty Boop.’ Suddenly she inhaled deeply, and then began breathing on her own. It was a miracle. ‘Amazing,’ Dr. Hilinski said, and then he repeated: ‘amazing.’”

Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both Kelly Preston, the owner of the household, and her spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo.

A portion of the proceeds will go to help assist FACE Foundation
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Editorial Reviews

Dreams Aloud Buzz - Carol Upton
Kelly Preston believes that all creatures deserve a chance. She brings this belief to life in Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, assisted by her opinionated co-author Mr. MaGoo. Through inspired storytelling, Preston invites readers to take the incredible journey that Mr. MaGoo, Carla Mae, Buffy and Betty Boop have shared with her.
GoodReads.com - Ruth Hill
What can I say--this is a sweet, wonderful book about dogs (and co-written by one!). I have no choice but to give this a rating of a five! It deserves it and more! It is humorous while still heart-wrenching at times. I was surprised to find myself crying over a book about dogs, but the book was so emotional at times.
Maureen's Musings - Maureen Timerman
I could not put this book down once I started. What compassion and beautiful Heart Kelly Preston has. This story will make you both laugh and cry. It is such a heart warming, page turning read.We have Mr MaGoo...he is the delightful co-author. He does seem to have a big focus on more treats. He tells it like it is about the other members of his Canine family. This is a book for any dog lover, and I am. Kelly has experienced the unconditional love that dogs give us.
WV Stitcher - Brenda Casto
Mr. Magoo and Kelly Preston know how to weave a story that grabs the readers heart and hold it for the entire book.Anyone who has ever loved a pet will want to read this one, but more than that it's a story that reminds us of second chances and unconditional love. On a scale of one to five this book deserves at least a ten because it's just that good! I would love to read more from this author! Highly recommended.
Readers' Favorite - Lee Ashford
Real Dogs Don’t Whisper is co-written by Mr. Magoo, who cleverly and with humor provides the dogs’ perception of life with Kelly. This story is not one you can put down for long. the dogs’ perception of life with Kelly. This story is not one you can put down for long. The love stories Kelly tells will warm your heart, and make you wonder why every human being cannot have the same love and respect for animals.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014366984
  • Publisher: Kelly Preston
  • Publication date: 9/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 820,771
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kelly Preston is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and – of course – dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo.

Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, “the alpha and omega of all dogs – in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever.” Ignoring Kelly’s persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, “present the facts from a dog’s perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-matters perspective,” to which he adds, simply, “Woof!”
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    Posted February 20, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is amazing. Just amazing.

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