Friday, November 25, 2011

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Turbeaux has taken some time off but is gearing up for the "Pawlidays". He wants to remind everyone that:
No matter where we go
No matter what we do
We will always
Take Turbeaux Too!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Looking back at last year. What did I learn?

Wow...2011 is here and looking back I am amazed at what was accomplished and what I learned int his process.

What did I learn?

I learned that I need to let things evolve in their own way and in their own time. Sometimes I try to "force" the issue and things just don't work out; that is not how it is supposed to be.

I learned to not take "NO" for the final answer.

I learned that even though some people say it can't be done, it CAN BE DONE, if I want to do it strongly enough.

I learned that I do my best work "thinking outside of the box" and under pressure.

I also learned that I need to take one step at a time. And, I leaned that it does not mean that I can ONLY take one step, that I can take multiple steps, but it is one, after the other.

I learned more about my strengths, and my weaknesses and where I need assistance in getting my vision implemented.

But I have a lot to learn and that process will continue in 2011. I have lots of projects on my "vision tree" and hope to get more implemented this year.

This year a Publisher is a big goal for me. Maneuvering within the Publishing Industry is something new and foreign to me, but I can figure it out!
And to expand the Turbeaux "brand".

So, huge thanks to those who helped me learn these lessons last year, and thanks to those that helped me take those steps in implementing one of my "visions".

And of course, thanks to Turbeaux. The "T-Man" has been my strongest supporter..literally, I rest my feet on him while onthe computer. :-)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

in the beginning...

Years ago, when I created the concept for Take Turbeaux Too! I had no idea how it would come to life, what form it would take, or IF it would even come to be. The story developed in my head soon after hurricane Katrina, after witnessing one of the largest animal rescue efforts in our Nation's history.

It amazed me, frustrated me, disappointed me, to see how many animals were left behind. It also frustrated me to see some that were taken with their owners, yet had no "social skills"; no clue how to travel, how to be an "inside dog", sleep in a crate, live in a hotel room or apartment without barking constantly; and some to learn to be walked on a leash. Mine were so acclimated to traveling that they never gave it a second thought. The three months that were outside of our home were much easier on the Shibas than on me. I whined, they didn't. I felt guilty about them being crated more than usual. I felt guilty about them not having a yard to romp in. But they were fine. I had to trust in them.

The thought to leave them behind never entered my mind. If I go...they go. Period. No discussion. No debate. No option. I remember at some point I whispered to Turbeaux:

No matter where we go
No matter what we do
of course we will always
Take Turbeaux Too!

And thus the journey began....

I had no clue how to go about writing a childen's book. And if I sat down and planned it out, it probably wouldn't have happened. I just let it work itself out. A wonderfully talented Animal Illustrator, Kellie Schneider, literally fell in my lap. I wanted the book out for the Summer of 2010 yet did not have a Publisher. So I went to a local printer that does alot of printing for the company I work for. They worked with me on the production. And social media has helped me get the word out.

If I really sat down and thought about this whole process it would have been overwhelming. But instead, I trusted Turbeaux (again) and let it just evolve into what it would become and let it take on a life of its own.

My sincere hope is that this book will get into schools, and places where Turbeaux can educate children into proper animal care. And IF they are faced with having to leave their home...for ANY reason...they can tell their parents:

No matter where we go
No matter what we do
of course we will always
Take Turbeaux Too!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Turbeaux's Labor (less) Day

After his pedicure, manicure and all over grooming, Turbeaux is taking a nap. He needs to rest up! He has more work to do. Take Turbeaux Too! needs a "shelf-mate".