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Meet Local Author of Real Dogs Don't Whisper
Meet local author, Kelly Preston, of Real Dogs Don't Whisper at Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon fundraising event
By: Kelly Preston
Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon! The most exciting FAMILY pet event of the year returns to Marin Center September 10 and 11:
• Tillman, the world-famous skateboarding bulldog (Saturday)
• Bay Area K-9s demonstrating crime-busting skills
• “My Mutt” pet show, open to everyone
• 200 local vendors will feature the latest in pet supplies
It will be the largest pet adoption fair in Marin history, with dozens of local rescue groups participating with adoptable dogs, cats and small animals. Each adopting family will get a $25 gift card!
About Real Dogs Don't Whisper:
Real Dogs Don't Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), a book aimed at the young adult market (with strong crossover potential), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both myself, the owner of the household, and my spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo. The narrative is at times tear-jerking, at times hysterical, and always enthralling. Real Dogs Don't Whisper is more than a book about dogs - it's a book about life.
About the authors:
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-
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