Thursday, January 06, 2011

Attention, Dog Lovers! Great Giveaway for On Toby’s Terms, by Charmaine Hammond

In November, I shared a review with you for a wonderful book called On Toby's Terms, by Charmaine Hammond. You may recall that this is a true story about a Chesapeake Bay retriever who was very loveable, but had some major “issues.” Charmaine and her husband regularly came home to great destruction wreaked by Toby! But they recognized Toby’s potential to become a therapy dog and sought out unique ways of addressing the underlying problems beneath Toby’s behavior. Ultimately, Toby taught them valuable lessons about living in the moment and savoring life (and continues to inspire them today).

Now I have a wonderful opportunity for two lucky people to win a copy of On Toby’s Terms!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment on this post sharing the most destructive thing that a pet of yours has ever done! (If you haven’t had a pet, perhaps you’ve heard a great pet story from someone else.) You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries if you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow author Charmaine Hammond (@hammondgroupbiz ) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

- Like Charmaine Hammond on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle. Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

- Follow Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment with your GFC name. (1 entry)

- Place a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)


Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners, Diana D and Shawna!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was received. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links in this post.

85 comments:

  1. Money - luckily, it was only a dollar bill and nothing larger.

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  2. eating my shoes is the worst mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. We once found a lost boxer...great dog, but he tore our screen door down!

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  4. Wow, if having a destructive dog is what it takes to write a book about is then I could write three. I have a chocolate lab, Beau, who ate the legs off a rocking chair that is the only thing I have left of one of my grandmothers. I have a pit, Max, that ate our love seat and couch when we brought him home. He also ate a hole in the bedroom door and ate a hole in the mattress on my bed. Did I mention that was all several thousand dollars worth of brand spanking new furniture? And lastly we have a rat terrier, Huck, who ate half my Christmas gifts and half hubby's receipts to turn in for his expense account for us to get the money he spent back from his company. Is this enough or shall I go on? Haha, yep, I have some stinkers. Maybe reading about someone else's bad doggie would make me feel better about mine. I love them though like they're my children.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Follow you and Charmaine Hammond on Twitter as lewalk76 and tweeted.

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  6. Like you on FB.

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  7. Sent Charmaine Hammond a friend request on FB.

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  8. Email subscriber.

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  9. Follow via RSS as well.

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  10. Follower on GFC.

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  11. Mandatory
    I have had a cat in the house as long as I can remember and more than once they have carried poop out of their litter box on their feet. Luckily I have wood floors not so no problem but carpet was VERY VERY bad. Plus it was light grey carpet.

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  12. I subscribe via Google Reader

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  14. My dogs have not been as destructive as lewalk's, but they try! One marks his territory (which is really disgusting and I haven't been able to stop it). One dog who chews everything - he particularly loves my husbands expensive work socks, but he's chewed through the cross bars of all the kitchen chairs, a few shoes; between him and the "marker" we have lots of woodwork that needs replacing. Then there is Tater, who is neurotic, tall, and too smart for his own good. He helps himself to whatever is on the counter (quite a few meals have disappeared this way - we never learn) and has broken a bowl or two by pulling the towel wrapped around the bread. He's also a digger, so I have to keep checking the pasture so no one breaks a leg. I adore those brats, but I'm so glad when doggy bedtime arrives!
    rlawrence110(at)yahoo.com

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  15. My dog Jerricka destroyed the couch and Josh completely demolished the basement door and railing.

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  16. I had a husky who would eat anything. She once chewed and ate a bank envelope with 50 dollars in it. She chewed and ate a jar of vicks, a roll of scotch tape, a brand new pair of my son's shoes that cost me over a hundred dollars because of his size, they had to be specially ordered for him. That is just a few things.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  17. I am a email subscriber.
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  18. I am a gfc follower.
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  19. I have a pomeranian and he's all hair and teeth--when we first got him he chewed up every cushion on the couch and dug holes in the carpet--what a mess--even today you can't keep a throw rug in the house--it's a pomeranian magnet. :)

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  20. i have a pomeranian that chews up everything--he loves slippers, pillows and carpet--so far he has "dined" on every one in my house--with him--don't even think of having a throw rug--that's just a little snack for him :)

    marci h
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  21. Like Charmaine Hammond on FB :)

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  22. like you on FB :)

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  23. subscribe via e-mail :)

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  24. follow via GFC :)

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  25. our dog terrorizes my daughters room when she leaves for school. pulls out all her toys and chews noses. tips over her garbage can and leaves it all over the room. we try to close her door now when she leaves for school

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  26. following via gfc
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  27. When our dog was fairly young she ate holes - several inches wide - in our living room carpet, bedroom carpet and family room carpet.

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  28. I'm a follower via GFC.

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  29. I had a Dachshund that ate buttons

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  30. We came home to a couch that had the cushions destroyed, and I mean Sugar actually chewed open the zipper part and chewed the foam cushion all to pieces! That was a nice sight! mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  31. Following author Charmaine Hammond (@hammondgroupbiz ) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway! mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  32. Like Charmaine Hammond on Facebook! mommy2rylie@ymail.com (Shawna Davis-Elkins)

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  33. I had these beautiful red leather sandals that not only looked good but were so comfortable, then my Lab puppy....you get the idea!

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  34. I follow via email

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  35. I follow on GFC. I am enjoying reading everyone's comments.

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  36. Follow Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  37. Tweeted today.

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  39. Our lab chewed the wires on our lawnmower.

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  42. My dear friends 2 poodles knocked over a can of paint in her laundry room while she was at work. She came home to purple footprints all over her laundry room and purple haired dogs.

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  43. Our rat terrier dug a hole in our mattress and our recliner. The stuffing was all over.

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  44. I folow both of you on twitter and tweeted
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  45. I like you on Facebook.
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  46. Email subscriber of yours.
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  48. Follow you on Googe friend Connect as nightowl.
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  49. Sent Charmaine Hammond a friend request on Facebook.
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  50. We had a dog tear about a pillow on the couch. It was almost the end of that dog. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway


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  51. Email subscriber #1. Thanks

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  55. My sheltie was destructive when she was a puppy. She gnawed on yearbooks, CD cases, movie cases, hats, etc. She used to pull the tablecloth off the table! She'd take underwear outside through her doggy door. Luckily, she outgrew that and is so SWEET and well-behaved now!
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  57. I follow you on FB (liz t. newsome)
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  58. Our dog opened the door to the bedroom, got on the bed, and chewed the pillows and the comforter!
    I think he was mad because we left him at home!
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  59. Like Charmaine Hammond on Facebook.
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  63. My daughter has a Golden Retriever named Arthur who ate a stuffed Shrek that I had brought for my grandson. I thought that I had put it up pretty high, but Arthur was still able to get it. When I went downstairs, Arthur was devouring Shrek. I broke down crying, and my daughter said that she would just buy another one for my grandson. I just went on to bed. The next morning when I came down for breakfast, Arthur followed me to the kitchen. When I turned around, he had that "I'm really sorry" look on his face. He knew that I was hurt by his actions, but I quickly forgave him when he apologized in his own way.

    Thank you,

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  64. I'm lucky, my doggy hasn't really ever done anything bad. One time she did get into the garbage in the middle of the night and made quite a mess in the kitchen

    baazinga9 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I Follow author Charmaine Hammond (@hammondgroupbiz ) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/lexistar99/status/27454045786472448

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  66. Like Charmaine Hammond on Facebook
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  69. I follow you on GFC
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  70. Last Summer, my lab/retriever chewed the back side of my DLP HDTV out

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  71. Pending Facebook Friend of Charmaine

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  72. Anonymous5:33 PM

    Jim and Gary's dalmatian bit my forearm!

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  73. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/lexistar99/status/27886213616640002

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  74. our dog scratched up the door frame, very destructive
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  75. My cat peed on my sleeping bag which completely ruined it!

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  76. Wow-our smallest pet was most destructive-he tore up an entire bedroom carpet in pieces.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  78. What hasn't my dog done? Most recently we bought 2 matching couches from ikea that I am in love with...and then he decided to eat half of one of them. Not too long before that he ate a lap top charger which was pretty pricey to replace.
    jesage@asu.edu

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  79. liked charmaine on facebook
    Jessica Sage
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  80. liked you on facebook
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