Adopt-A-Dog Month Giveaway Winner

Thank you to those who stopped by to enter this five book giveaway courtesy of Hachette!

As promised, I used Random. org to select five commenters…then I picked one lucky winner whose comment touched my heart the most. Here were the five commenters selected randomly:

You all told me wonderful animal stories (many which made me cry!) and the choice was REALLY difficult…but ultimately I related the most to Jennifer’s comment where she wrote:

Well, to start off, I must admit that we just lost our beloved dog Maggie, so this comment is really difficult to write. Maggie came to us when I was desperately lonely, trying to learn to be an adult, and before a real job, kid, and hobbies. I had just graduated from college, and I had moved back home. I kept telling my mom I wanted a dog, but she was hesitant to add yet another one to her home. One day I accompanied her to the dog store to get treats and supplies for all her beautiful mutts when Maggie walked by. I was drawn to her immediately-this was my kind of dog. A German Shepard mix, she was about 45 pounds and ready to run. After a long conversation with the rescue group I agreed to adopt her.

Maggie had a lot of issues. She came to us when she was a year and a half, and she was taken from her previous home because of excessive abuse. She frequently had accidents and the fourth of July was a terrible time for her. But somehow, she was wonderful! So full of life, so full of caring…it was my Maggie who sat with me when we learned Matt had cancer. Maggie sat with me when our fertility problems hit home. Maggie sat with me when our first adoption fell through. Maggie helped us through it all.

I can’t help thinking that Maggie left us now, only after she knew that we had finally grown up and not that we could even think about handling things without her. I am beyond thankful that we still have another dog, but I know that I will miss my Maggie for the rest of my life.

Congratulations, Jennifer, you’ve won the package of five books which include:

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  1. Thank you so much for picking mine! The comment was very difficult to write, but I am very happy that more people heard about my Maggie and were touched by her spirit.

    Can’t wait to read the books!

    • zibilee on October 12, 2010 at 14:21

    Congratulations to Jennifer! The story of Maggie was very touching and I thank you for sharing it with us.

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