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And now, today’s Sips of Wine from the Grapevine.
This morning, as I sip that all important first cup of brew, I do so from a mug adorned with an image of King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Dog.
The note from friend and publisher Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House Author Assist Program which can be found in The Writer’s Grapevine Samhain Edition explains it all.
Take It Away Claire!
Patty doesn’t know about this…though she will probably find out just before the magazine goes out…unless her gift arrives first.
My son did the original artwork by hand when he was about 16 yrs old for Bubba Tails. We both loved his interprtation. A few weeks ago I asked him to make a digital copy so we could make a memory for Patty. After my son—John Lewis finished I sent it to Mara to put a frame around. This image and a few others of King Campbell are now ready to make SWAG for Patty. First however, Patty will receive a mug with the framed image on it. Just so you know this image is King Campbell in his robes and crown, his tongue hanging out. The second is the same image with a gold frame and a banner with his name on. Once we set everything up with Patty, you’ll be able to buy the SWAG and we’ll let you know what there will be and the links you’ll need.
My mug arrived yesterday. I imagine the postman, and my neighbors think me a bit daft. For when it arrived, I took up the box, screamed, cried, and danced about with joy.
Thank you so much Claire, son—John Lewis and Mara for this lovely gift. I shall treasure it always.
I must say, I was hesitant to use it. “What if it breaks? What if something happens to it? What if I accidentally mess up the image?
When I said as much to Claire she replied…
“You daft woman. It is meant for you to use. You can get another to keep safe, snug, and beautiful.”
*See* I told you people believed me to be daft.
Well Claire, thanks to you and your amazing team, I’m having Coffee with King Campbell A.K.A Bubba Dog.
I love you!
Not read Bubba Tails?
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
In this magical and love-filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
For those wishing accessible eBook formats which can be read on the computer this book is also available at: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher
PS. If you’re unable to view the photos in this post, please let me know and I’ll have Claire repost.
Just in case, what I’ve done here didn’t copy correctly, I’m also including the picture which inspired this beautiful gift.
PPS. If you needed proof that being a friend and client of Claire is a beautiful experience, now you can surely have no doubt.
She is extraordinarily kind, caring, thoughtful and professional.
Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye
The Seeing Eye Inc.