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Chicken Soup: My Dog’s Life!

Posted on Mar 20, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   25 Comments | Posted in Chicken Soup for the Soul · Chutsky · dachshund · mcgee

The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, My Dog’s Life, is due in bookstores April 12th.  I’m proud to be a contributing author. “Destiny” is the true story of how fate took our hands the day my daughter Stephanie found the first miniature Dachshund love-of-her-life, Special Agent McGee. Here’s the little guy then:



If you’re a regular reader, then you know she has since rescued the second miniature Dachshund love-of-her life, Federal Agent Chutsky. Here’s a pic of her “boys” together.  Take a look at McGee’s nose.  He’s all grown up!

One of my blog pals, Tammy, also has a story, “The Last Gift,” in this edition of Chicken Soup, so I count myself in excellent company. Her story is a knock-out. Beautiful and spiritual, sad and joyful, it will touch your heart.

Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes varied themes.  If you’re interested in submitting for a future anthology, click on the Paying Markets tab above under the blog header for the link to their site, as well as a listing of other paying markets.

Enjoy your Monday!

Til next time –
Lisa

25 Responses to "Chicken Soup: My Dog’s Life!"

  1. Comment by Bookie
    March 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm  

    Cute dogs!I miss not having a dog….

  2. Comment by Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor
    March 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm  

    This looks like a book my daughter would absolutely love! She spoils our golden retriever so much.

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    March 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm  

    Hi Lisa … they are so cute! Congratulations on your newest publication. Yay!

  4. Comment by Sioux
    March 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm  

    Congratulations, Lisa. The pics are darling. I have a friend who has two Dachshunds, and they are incredible to watch, as they fly across her yard, like short-legged gazelles.I guess I have TWO reasons to buy the anthology–your story and Tammy's!

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm  

    Claudia – These little guys are spoiled rotten. LOL Perhaps you should adopt a pooch? Perhaps he'll be your new muse!Jennifer – Thanks for stopping by. We have two Labs (mixes) now, but used to have a Golden Retriever. Golden's are wonderful dogs! Perfect family pets.Kathy – Thanks! :)Sioux – McGee runs like the wind. He's amazing. Poor little Chutsky has three deformed paws, one being a bit of a stump, requiring him to run on three legs. He isn't anywhere near as fast as McGee, but he doesn't know he's disabled. He just trots right along, tail always wagging. They're sweet dogs!

  6. Comment by BECKY
    March 21, 2011 at 7:19 am  

    Awwwww, cute doggy pictures! And congratulations on the new Chicken Soup publication!! I had forgotten that you and Tammy were both in the same book! How fun!

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    March 21, 2011 at 7:36 am  

    Lisa,Congratulations! They are the cutes little pups. You're in good company with Tammy. We CS writers should do a 'road tour'. My story didn't make it into this book. But it was a funny one.

  8. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    March 21, 2011 at 10:07 am  

    Oh, I love these little doggies! And happy congrats for the latest CS!

  9. Comment by Lynn
    March 21, 2011 at 10:30 am  

    Congratulations! Boy, all you Queen Chicks – will you all still talk to me when you become so famous? I've sent several things in for CS and I'm still hoping… one day. And the pups are adorable!

  10. Comment by Monica Manning
    March 21, 2011 at 11:48 am  

    Congratulations, Lisa! The doggie picks are fabulous. We adopted a retired racing greyhound and I love him to bits. The unconditional love is second to none, isn't it?

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm  

    Becky -Thanks! I'm happy to be in good company. :)Linda – I've no doubt you'll find the right home for it. And now you've piqued my interest!Cathy – Thanks! Lynn – You're funny…Queen Chicks. Ha! I've never been called that before. 🙂 The pups are cutie pies, aren't they? I'm definitely smitten.Monica – Yes, the unconditional love is amazing. Dogs are without a doubt one of God's grand creations.

  12. Comment by Ellie
    March 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm  

    Congratulations, Lisa. Wow. How exciting!Those doggies are so cute and they have the coolest names.

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm  

    Ellie – Thanks!

  14. Comment by Arkansas Patti
    March 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm  

    Thank you so much for stopping by TNS and for the nice comment.Congrats big time on being published. What adorable dogs. One of those attacked a Rottie?? Wow, I'm impressed.

  15. Comment by Karen Lange
    March 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm  

    The pics are adorable! Congrats! 🙂

  16. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm  

    Patti – Thanks for swinging by! Karen – Thank you!

  17. Comment by Stephanie
    March 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm  

    Mom – Love pictures you picked of little McGee and the one of the 2 of them. I love the one of him running toward the camera… perfect shot!Patti – He just likes to try to pick fights with the bigger dogs. He's just a bully 😉

  18. Comment by K9friend
    March 21, 2011 at 9:27 pm  

    Congrats on the CS book! Looking forward to reading your story!Patwww.critteralley.blogspot.com

  19. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 22, 2011 at 5:37 am  

    Steph – Don't you call my grand-dog a bully! He's not a bully…he's just protective. LOL He tried to rescue you from that evil snowman, didn't he?Pat – Thanks!

  20. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    March 22, 2011 at 8:14 am  

    I'm looking forward to reading your story, Lisa. There's a soft spot in my heart for dogs these days! 🙂 Congratulations and keep up the great writing. I'm happy for you!

  21. Comment by Jen Chandler
    March 22, 2011 at 11:51 am  

    Congrats on the story being published :DWhat cute little guys. I'm sure they are full of stories! And thanks for the reminder about checking out Chicken Soup's site for upcoming anthologies. Cheers!Jen

  22. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm  

    Deb – Thanks! Indy sure has you wrapped around his paw! :)Jen – Thanks! They are cute, but they sure are demanding little fellas. My daughter has her own apartment, so no one can blame me for spoiling them anymore. LOL

  23. Comment by Tammy
    March 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm  

    I'm sorry I'm so late making it here, but thank you so much for the plug! I am truly honored both by that and to have already read your wonderful, heartwarming story that left a smile on my face for hours. And that dear, sweet little bee bee puppers (who is smaller than his toy!) is exactly as I pictured him from the description in your beautifully-written story!

  24. Comment by Fireblossom
    March 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm  

    What a cool-sounding book! I've got to get it! Congratulations on being included, that's fantastic. And the doggies (and their names) are beyond cute.So where's the rental kid? LOL.

  25. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 23, 2011 at 12:39 am  

    Tammy – Thanks for the kind words. He really was a little cutie back then. He's still a cutie, but a lot more demanding these days. LOLFireblossom – Hi! Thanks for visiting. The rental kid is mentioned in my next post. LOL Sioux is a hoot, isn't she?


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