Pound Dog Found Dog!!!!!

FRIENDS!!!! It is March 1st and that means announcing the next nonprofit that will receive all online royalties for this entire month. I am happy to announce the nonprofit is: Pound Dog Found Dog, located here in New Jersey!

Pound Dog Found Dog Rescue is a 501c3 organization targeting small young/adult/senior and special needs dogs who may be overlooked yet deserving of rescue. As a foster based organization PDFD has no physical facility and exist solely by the generosity of volunteers and foster families.

So, if you haven’t purchased a copy of the book yet, please do so this month knowing your purchase will directly benefit this New Jersey nonprofit! Check them out by clicking on the links below.

Pound Dog Found Dog Facebook

Pound Dog Found Dog Website

Purchase your copy of What Oliver Taught Me here: http://a.co/djGBBCj

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Bulldog Club of Utah Rescue!!!!

I am very excited to announce the next nonprofit that will receive 100% of online sales royalties from my book for February 2018 will be Bulldog Club of Utah Rescue!!!!!!!

The Bulldog Club of Utah’s Rescue Committee rescues lost, abandoned, and unwanted English Bulldogs and places all adoptable Bulldogs in new homes. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Best Friends No Kill Utah (NKUT) Coalition member.



You can learn more about them by visiting the following links:



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NorCal Bulldog Rescue!!!!!

This is it! It is time to announce the first nonprofit rescue I am teaming up with for January 2018! I am so happy to announce that 100% of royalties from online sales from January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2018 will be donated to NorCal Bulldog Rescue!!!!

NorCal Bulldog Rescue was formed in 2007 after the merging of Mother Lode Bulldog Rescue & Bulldog Club of Northern California Bulldog Rescue. They have helped displaced bulldogs from Fresno all the way to the Oregon border!

You can learn more about them by visiting them here:




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BIG News!

Friends! I have some BIG news for you! What Oliver Taught Me was so successful in helping raise money for the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue that going forward in 2018, the book will be helping rescues across the nation! I am so excited to be helping more rescue animals in 2018, all in Oliver’s memory!


Here’s how it will work:

Each month, a different NON-PROFIT rescue will be featured. They will keep 100% of all royalties made from online sales during “their” month. They can promote the book to their supporters and friends as much as they want for that month to increase exposure and therefore, increasing the money they can earn. I will also promote their rescues on the website and social media sites to help as much as possible. I am booking months based on a first-come, first served procedure and have January and February 2018 already booked. If you know of a NON-PROFIT rescue based in the USA that might be interested, please have someone from the rescue contact me via at sherrigee@gmail.com.

This is an excellent opportunity for rescues to make some money with very little work involved, aside from promoting their month to their friends, followers and supporters. I am so excited to kick off this initiative on January 1, 2018 and none of it would have happened without the support of YOU. Stay tuned: the first rescue will be announced soon!

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Downward Dogs for Dogs!

Hey friends! If you live local to me (in the Ocean County, NJ area) you should swing by this amazing event I am co-hosting! It is called “Downward Dogs for Dogs” and it is a donation-based, All Levels Yoga class. Participants will receive one hour of yoga under the amazing yogi and my sweet friend, Marissa McIntyre, PLUS you will receive a copy of What Oliver Taught Me! All proceeds from the event are being donated to the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue. Details are below, and there is an event listing on Facebook for it, too, right here: Downward Dogs for Dogs!

Marissa has changed my life with yoga and I know you will love her class as much as I do. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or just starting out, this class is ALL LEVELS so you will feel comfortable and right at home!

Hope to see you there!

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Win A Copy Of What Oliver Taught Me!

Are you on Twitter? Awesome! You have a chance to win one of TWO copies I am giving away of What Oliver Taught Me!

Entering is simply and no purchase is necessary! Simply head over here–> https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/6514e199b5803053 for details!

HURRY, the contest ends September 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm PDT!!!!!

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It is finally here: Release Day! What Oliver Taught Me is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. It will be available soon via Barnes & Noble and some other places as well. All royalties earned will be going to the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue.

This has been an emotional journey and I am so thankful I had the support of so many people. A lot of people think this book is about Oliver, and it is; it is also much more than that. Oliver gave the gift of love to every person he met. He gave me more than that. His gifts to me were the lessons in this book. I hope you will read it and laugh at the funny stuff, and also see if the lessons I am still learning mean anything to you.

And the best part of all of this is we all help bulldogs in need with this book. Find it here on Amazon: http://a.co/6TWYZ7I

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Cover Reveal!

For those who missed it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I was finally able to reveal the cover of the book! I also received the very first copy of the book. Granted, that was a proof copy, but to see my words in the shape of an actual book was kind of awesome.

The book will be available VERY soon, and as most already know, I am donating 100% of the royalties to the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue. Writing this book and being able to help bulldogs in need in Oliver’s memory is quite special. I am not an author; I simply had a story to tell.

Watch social media and this spot for the official announcement for the book release! And thank you for all of your support!

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Time is flying and I have lots of exciting things coming up surrounding the book! First, you will find an excerpt below. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you should! I will be announcing giveaways and some other fun stuff. Second, the cover reveal is coming soon! I absolutely love the cover and I know you will, too. The book is currently being formatted and VERY soon, I will be announcing the release date.

I hope you enjoy this excerpt. When I first posted it on Facebook and sent it out via the newsletter, I was filled with anxiety. I kept asking myself, “What if there isn’t anyone who likes this book?” I had to remind myself that I asked the universe for a purpose, and this book is it. I am NOT an author; I had a story to tell. I was supposed to write this book and I did. The simple fact that 100% of any proceeds earned will be donated to the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue is a bonus. (WordPress has messed with the formatting a little, sorry!)


Where It Began


“Holy shit, I think I’m dying!”
For anyone who has ever experienced the severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, you know the above exclamation is an appropriate one. As I sat at a red light on one of the busiest highways in my town with what I knew to be the beginning of anaphylaxis, “Holy shit, I think I’m dying” was not my first (or even tenth) thought. With my eyes glazed over, tears streaming down my face, rivers of snot running out of my nose, and people in cars behind me impatiently honking their horns because traffic was moving but my car wasn’t, I didn’t think about dying at all. Which is weird, especially for someone who has experienced anaphylaxis before, right? I know how scary that shit is. Hell, I didn’t even see my life pass before my eyes the way near-death experiences are typically described. Instead of calling 9-1-1 or thinking about the afterlife, I had one singular thought:
“Who is going to take care of Oliver?”
Before you award me with a Parent of the Year trophy, you need to know that Oliver was not my lovable, mischievous son (because if I had had children, I always pictured my son to be mischievous and most likely, semi-lovable). Oliver wasn’t even a ninety-eight-year-old uncle whose adult diapers I had to change and whose sole existence depended on me spooning pureed carrots into his toothless mouth. No, Oliver wasn’t either of those. Oliver wasn’t even a human being.
Oliver was my not-so-healthy, five-and-a-half-year-old English bulldog.
Go ahead and read that again. I’ll give you a second. Done? So, now you know you read that correctly. I wasn’t concerned that I was almost in the full throes of anaphylaxis. I wasn’t worried that if I called 9-1-1, an ambulance might not make it to me before I gasped my last breath. I wasn’t worried that I could die in my car in the middle of traffic in front of a fucking Wawa convenience store. I was worried that my dog might have to hold in his shit a little longer than he’s used to holding it. That would probably devastate him, and the fact that he would feel remotely slighted made me a bad “Mom.” That’s what I was thinking about. My dog’s fucking feelings.

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It’s All Happening!

Ollie Puppy ButtFriends, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. That’s because I have been busy getting this book ready for you! Things are happening, covers are being designed, and I might be freaking out just a little bit. I walk this thin line of paranoia, worrying how this book will be received. I’m not an author. At all. But, I had a story to tell. I felt it in my entire being this story needed to be written and I remind myself, even if it isn’t the most well-written book, the purpose it is serving in honoring Oliver and the people he brought into our lives, as well as helping support the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, is what it is all about.

And so, I hope if you read this you will sign up for the newsletter and follow along on social media. Announcements will be made, excerpts will be shared, contests will be had, and I don’t want any of you to miss out! Thank you for all of your support! xoxo

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