A Day in the Life of Shaggy and Giveaway!

Posted by abakersp in A Day in the Life / 12 Comments

Friends, today you are in for a treat! First of all, the spotlight is on Erin Unger’s new book, Practicing Murder. While I am embarrassed to say I haven’t read it yet, I will say that it looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my eyes on the first chapter. Second, I just checked Amazon and as of right now, today, it is on sale for only $0.99!!! You better nab it now 🙂

Also, I am just about as giddy as can be to introduce to you today’s guest, Shaggy. Yes, our guest’s name is Shaggy. Shaggy is very important to Erin, as you’ll see below. But first, let me tell you a little bit about Practicing Murder!

About the Book

Practicing Murder by [Unger, Erin]

Graduate student Maddie Clare is never talking to her ex-boyfriend Joze Evans or God again. Still broken from Joze’s betrayal, Mattie has to go home for her Aunt Lonna’s funeral. But after a run-in with a stalker who insists Maddie knows the secret that had Aunt Lonna investigating him, Mattie is afraid for her life and must accept Joze’s protection. 

Amazon- https://amzn.to/2Hb3y0D Pelican Book Group- https://bit.ly/2TrCnVT

Guest Post from Shaggy!

A Day in the Life of Shaggy the Half Broken Dog

Hey everyone! My name’s Shaggy and I’m a good old dog. They call me a Shih tzu. Not long ago, my family rescued me from a wild life in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. I was livin’ it up until things started to go bad for me. You see, I’m blind in one eye and deaf. That makes me half-broke. But Mom doesn’t care. She loved my mug of a face from the first day I came to stay with her. I’m getting old too. Ten. Can you believe it? But I still have a spring in my step from my pup days.

Mr. Miggle

I have it made at my new home. My mom lets me sleep until ten in the morning most days. I like late-night parties, so that works for me. We go for a walk first thing. Sometimes I’m still stumbling around when I get outside. It’s not easy to be old and expected to walk first thing in the morning. When we come in, I love a game of run and catch. She plays with me every morning. Keeps my spirits up.

Breakfast is the best meal. I love my soft kibble. Takes me back to the good old days. You remember Mr. Miggles? Well, he likes to tease me about my food. Thinks he owns the whole joint. But no matter, I keep him out of my food just fine. It’s not like he’d eat dog food anyway.

There’s nothing like a good nap to keep the old ticker working well while Mom makes weird clicking noises on this box thing. I think I heard her say something about being a writer. Not sure if I understand what that is. I like to sleep for several hours. My favorite place is either tucked up in my bed or in my kennel.

I’m going through this whole learning to be groomed thing. It stinks. But the upside is I get lots of bacon treats if I let them trim my face. At first, not even Mom could get close enough. But then my hair blocked even my good eye and I had to let her. It’s no good being completely blind! I’d rather suffer scissors time than not be able to see at all.

I have Mom wrapped around my finger. Wish Mr. Miggles would get a hint and see that I’m the king here—not him. She carries me out to the yard all the time for potty breaks. You heard right. I don’t have to climb down a single stair. I like this new life.

Because Mom’s a night owl, I get my party time in late too. But there’s nothing like a good snuggle before bedtime to make my dreams sweet.

Well, it was fun talking to you. Check out Mom’s newest writer thing called a book. Oh, and Mom wants to give away an eBook if you all comment below. Don’t forget your email so she can send it to you.


Erin has graciously offered to give an eBook of Practicing Murder to  one lucky commenter! Please leave a comment about the fur baby in your life! Don’t forget to include your email address in case you’re a winner. Giveaway ends at midnight on April 25, 2019. Good luck!

12 responses to “A Day in the Life of Shaggy and Giveaway!

    • Erin Unger

      I love cats so much! Thanks for the service you do for older cats, Audrey.

  1. Kay Garrett

    Our furbaby is 14 year old Snickerdoodle. He’s a chihuahua. He may be small but he owns EVERYTHING! He’s very generous because he allows us to use what we need as long as the belly rub keep coming and the treat jar is full. Sncikerdoodle is a diabetic now on two insulin shots a day and last doctor visit we learned he has a heart murmur too. Thankfully he has a great doctor and for now we are just watching it and making sure he doesn’t start coughing or retaining fluids. As the saying goes, getting old isn’t for sissies. Since I’m no sissy, I’ve got it made! 🙂

    • Erin Unger

      My mother I law loved chihuahuas. She had several. They do know how to rule the roost! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Melissa Andres

    I have no fur baby of my own. My husband is crazy allergic to almost everything (no joke) so we don’t have any pets. But my parents have a dachshund named Dexter and he’s my boy! He’s absolutely adorable with his short little legs and long nose. I love him! The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    dmandres5 at gmail dot com