Ruby’s Tale: A Review and a Giveaway

Hi everybuddy! Gosh, we missed you all! I hope you had the most happiest Thanksgiving that ever was! We had lotsa fun and did lotsa stuff, which I’ll tell you all abouts later this week.

But first, I want to tell you about something else that’s super duper exciting!

A coupla months ago, my mom and me heard abouts this photo contest being hosted by this pretty pit bull girl named Ruby.

Doesn't she have most beautiful brindle furs?

Ruby had just come out with a book called “Ruby’s Tale: A True Rags to Riches Story” and wanted to give away a few paw-toe-graphed copies. So all you had to do was send in a picture of yourself reading a book and then she would pick out her favoritest ones. Well, we decided to enter and here’s the picture we sent in:

Twinkie's book is one of my favorites!

And guess what!? I was one of the ones who WON! Oh! I was just almost beside myself with the happiness!

So as soon as the book got here, mom and me sat down right away and started reading all abouts Ruby and her dad, Mr. Pat Bettendorf. And we were just amazed by their story.

Mom says she sees a resemblance. What do you think?

See, Ruby was found in an abandoned house when she was just a puppy. Somebuddy had decided that they didn’t want her anymore and they just threw her away like she was trash or something. And if she hadn’t been rescued, she prolly would’ve died. But most luckily, she WAS rescued and when she was abouts six months old, she went to live with Mr. Pat and his nice wife-lady as a temporary fosterdog.

Well, Ruby had other ideas and right away set about convincing Mr. Pat and his wife-lady to adopt her — and they did just that! And it was prolly one of the best things that ever happened to all of them. Cuz with Mr. Pat’s help, Ruby has gone on to do all sorts of exciting and fantastical things. Like traveling all over the country and starring in stage plays and being a finalist in the Milk Bone Spokesdog Contest. And most impawtantly, becoming a therapy and service dog.

Nothin' like a little Ruby therapy.

Ruby’s also helped change a lotta peoples minds about pit bull doggies. And she was even able to stare down that bad “C” word when it came calling for her — cuz she’s super brave and all.

But the book isn’t just about all the Most Wonderful stuff Ruby has done. It’s a story abouts Mr. Pat, too. Just like Ruby, he had some bad things happen to him when he was little but also just like Ruby, he didn’t let that keep him down. Nope. In fact, just the opposite happened! Both Ruby and Mr. Pat share the same strong and loving spirit and together they’ve made a difference in the lives of doggies and peoples all over the country.

Well…my mom and me luved this story so much that we decided to ask Mr. Pat and Ruby if we could buy another book to give away on our bloggie and they said yes! So now’s YOUR chance to win your very own paw-toe-graphed 1st edition copy of “Ruby’s Tale”!

Wow! A real-live Ruby paw-toe-graph!

We’re gonna give you a few different chances to enter. For each thing you do, you’ll get one entry. You don’t have to put them in separate comments but you DO have to tell us which of the things you did. (If you’ve already done some of these things, that’s okay. Just tell us that you’ve already done them and it’ll still count.)

1. Leave a comment on this post saying “Ruby Rocks!”

2. Go “like Ruby’s facebook page.

3. Go “like” the new facebook page of MY rescueSecond Chance Animal Rescue of Collie-rado.

The deadline for the contest is this Saturday at midnight and then we’ll have a random drawing. The big winner will be announced on Monday, December 6th.

Good luck, everybuddy! And even if you don’t win, I hope you’ll think about giving “Ruby’s Tale” to another pet luver for the holidays. Both Ruby and Mr. Pat are Most Inspirational. And their story is an impawtant reminder that you don’t have to be famous or have lots of green papers to make a big difference in the world. All you really need is somebuddy who luvs you and believes in you!


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51 responses to “Ruby’s Tale: A Review and a Giveaway

  1. Teddy Bear

    Ruby is a beauty!

  2. Ruby DOES rock! What a wonderful story. But mama thinks all of us who were saved from certain death or terrible situations have wonderful stories. Mama doesn’t “do” the facebook, but she’ll look for Ruby’s book. And we think there is a little resemblance, although your face is slimmer than Ruby’s.

    Five more days until OU creams the Cornhuskers!

    Jed & Abby

    • Heehee! Cream the Cornhuskers. That’s tooooo funny! I’m ever so glad you gots to see the game after all. I sure thoughts my mom was gonna have a heart attack or throw up or both in those last coupla minutes.

  3. Daisy

    SHE’ll be on the look out for that book! Sounds like a wonderful story. And she does have beautiful brindle fur, just like someone else we know.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. Ruby Rocks! For sure! She is almost as beautiful as you.


  5. Hi Mayzie, Ruby Rock and you do too. We asked to be Ruby’s friend but haven’t got a confirmation yet. She sounds like an amazing dog. We were very impressed with her therapy work and we LIKED your rescue. It was very inspiring to read about all the cats and dogs they help.

  6. Ruby Rocks!!

    she is soooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty

    El’bow & Hauwii

  7. Mayzie,

    I has missed you girlfuriend! Ruby Rocks and so do you! Mom and me all ready like your rescue group but we will go to FB and find Ruby’s page too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  8. Pip

    RUBY ROCKS!!! I did those other two things on facebook, too! Did you know I have my very own facebook page. I will make Mama do it too.

    Your pal, Pip

  9. Ruby sounds like a most excellent dog!


  10. Miss Mayzie: We would do all those things if you asked us, but we are heading out now. Starting with our next comment.

    gussie n teka

  11. Ruby Rocks!

    (and so does Miss Mayzie!)

  12. Mayzie, you rock, too! What awesome things you do! Talk ab out the Pawer of the Paw!

  13. Morning Mayzie how very good it is to see your shining face!!
    What a lovely story of Ruby. God bless Mr. Pat and his wife for having such a big heart for that wee little sad puppy..oh my what a difference a little TLC can make in a life. Ruby is spreading joy all over the world.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  14. Ruby Rocks! 🙂

    Sounds like a great story! Have a happy day!

    Slobbery Kisses,
    Flash and Ollie

  15. Ruby Rocks! We did go over and ask Ruby to be a friend and liked your rescue on Facebook, too!

    I think Ruby and Mr. Pat were just meant to be together! What a great story about how they both became even better as a team!


  16. Shady

    Ruby Rocks! And there is a bit of a resemblence there, except for you extraoridnary and unique ears of course.


  17. Oh, that sounds like an amazing book! Ruby sure does ROCK! I liked everyone on facebook too 🙂

  18. Wow Mayzie, we are excited to enter THIS contest. Even if we don’t win I will be searching the internets for her book to buy!


  19. tank

    1)Ruby Rocks!

    Great idea!!!

  20. Ruby really does rock. That looks like the best book and also the a really good dog. What wonderful things she and her owner have done. We have liked Ruby’s page and going right now to like the new Facebook of MY rescue or your rescue. This is great fun Mayzie. Thanks for having this contest. So I will have everything done.

  21. Kristine

    Ruby Rocks!

    And I agree, the resemblance is spooky. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  22. littlemissjackie

    Ruby Rocks!! I would love to read her book! Mom and Dillon and I all liked Ruby’s page and Second Chance Animal Rescue’s page! Thank you for making it available for us to win.

    Barks & Wiggles,


  23. Wow that looks like a way neato book, and a fun contest! I don’t know if I will participate but I’ll ask the Mum if we can. Happy Colliedays!

  24. Ugh the Mum stole my comment!

  25. The OP Pack

    What a great story!!! Ruby does ROCK!!! We don’t do FB so we can’t help out there. But Mom thinks it sounds like a great book. Ruby is awesome and so aren’t her humans.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  26. Ruby rocks and we did the 2 FB stuffs too, Mayzie!
    Ruby and Mr. Pat sound very special and so does their book!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  27. Hi Mayzie! Wow congrats on winning – that sounds like such an amazing book! It really does sound to us like Ruby Rocks! (that is #1 – we can’t do the others because we don’t facebook). We also love the picture of you reading Twinkies book – you look so cute!

  28. Ruby Rocks!

    And so does Mayzie fur sharing this!

    She’s a beaWOOty too!


  29. Well congratulations! You look great reading Twinkie’s book! No wonder you won! YIPPEE!

    Rooooooo Arrroooo! Stuart

  30. Ruby rocks!! Thanks for sharing this Mayzie!!

  31. Ruby ROcks , Mayzie Rocks, and oh Tucker Rocks too! BOL.

    woof – Tucker

  32. Ruby Rocks!

    Congrats on your win, that is so cool. 🙂

  33. Great contest Mayzie! Ruby rocks! Thanks for sharing about her book. We liked her Facebook page and we’re already a fan of your rescue page as well. 🙂

  34. I love these type of pet stories. I do see the photo resemblance, and Ruby rocks!

  35. AC

    Ruby certainly rocks! And Mayzie, you’re such a good storyteller. Not that you made up this story, well, you know what I mean. You’re so very good with words and you use them to spread the word on important stuff. So, bravo!! (And ask the hu-mom for some extra treats for all your good work.)

  36. rottrover

    Ruby Rocks and so does Miss Mayzie! We don’t do FB, but will look for the book on Amazon. We’re suckers for a good dog book!! Thanks, pretty girl!!

  37. Lorenza

    Yes! Ruby rocks!
    Sure it is a pawesome book!
    Kisses and hugs

  38. Great story … and you’re so nice to share it. Ruby DOES rock, but I’m not commenting to win, just to say hello. :o)

  39. Dang, I don’t have a FB acct, so I can’t do 2 and 3. Geez.
    Ruby does rock! Great story to share Mayzie!


  40. Hi Mayzie! That sounds like a great book and a wonderful story. Can I just tell Blog Mom to like them on Facebook since she still hasn’t gotten me an account on there yet? Sorry we’re late. We’re still catching up from Thanksgiving and some other stuff that all happened at once. I think it’s going to be hard to keep up until all the holidays are over, in fact.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  41. we liked rubys fbook page under kari terrell 🙂

  42. we liked your rescue on fbook too 🙂 under kari terrell

  43. Ruby ROCKS!!!!!!!!

    and da story of Ruby and her human soucnds so wonderful…….I would say Ruby Rocks, even if it wasn’t part of da contest! Butt, then again, I do loves a contest (heeeheheee)


  44. me again………I forgots to tell you that I ‘liked’ Ruby and your Collie-rado rescue on FB too.

    AND…………that foto of you reading is too adorables! I can see why you would win da contest!


  45. Wuby Wocks!!!!!!!!!

    That looks like a faboolous book..I’m so glad you won do wesemble hew and i know you wock too!
    The mopwe hoomans leawn and stop being bweedist the bettew
    smoochie kisses

  46. KB

    Ruby Rocks!!!! And, I really mean it! 🙂 Thanks

  47. miss mayzie,

    and, yuppers, you and miss ruby do kinda sorta look alike…you’re both wearin’ white socks, too! heehee. oh, but nobuddy can duplicate those most wonderific ears of yours!!

    the booker man

  48. Wyatt

    That Ruby is something! Congrats on the book prize!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  49. Ruby Rocks! We’re new readers…love the blog!

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