We are happy to tell followers and readers of Firdemonte Press that dear Bumble sent us a new rescue dog! Dylan told his story on mom’s blog recently. You can find it here.
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Bird Adventures for Kids!
Firdemonte Press has published two new children’s photo books! The first book, Little Birds for Little Kids , is designed for toddlers to KG age children and introduces baby birds and juveniles in large high quality color photos with a fun narrative. It is currently available on Blurb.com as a small square softcover. You can preview it by clicking the link above.
The second book, Adventures of the Salt Marsh Birds, is intended for bigger kids, from KG through Elementary school levels. It follows birds around the salt marsh where they live and introduces kids to the world of Ospreys, Spoonbills, Herons, Ducks, Owls and many other birds through almost 50 high quality photos. It is available in landscape softcover on Blurb.com, and you can preview it by clicking the link above.
These small books are great stocking stuffers for your kids or grandkids. They will learn to appreciate nature and the beauty of the avian world at an early age through these colorful feathered friends.
Should you want to buy these books in hardcover with an image wrap, please contact us by email.
New editions of these books will be available as interactive e-books on Kindle and as illustrated paperback books on Amazon before the holidays. They will be more affordable than these printed photobooks now sold at production price in the Blurb bookstore. Please stay tuned and take a peek!
Dim the Lights. Bring the Envelope.
Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve not been posting for a while. But I did a guest post on Mom’s blog today. You can read it right here. Love and nose kisses to all, Bumble
Happy Christmas to You All!
Hi there! It’s been a while, but it’s nice to see you again. I’m fine, but still recovering from my birthday celebrations on Monday. I’m 14 now – and people still call me a puppy! A cute puppy to be exact. I’ve asked mom not to reveal my real age. Why? Because I might start feeling old. And I can’t risk that.
Anyway, my birthday was great. I got yummy treats! Mango and papaya! I’m a fruit lover now, and that shows. I have much more energy than I used to when I was younger. I run when I take mom out, and I run when we come home. No tired jogging here. I think mom starts looking healthier too.
But I have a more serious message too. Thanks to my book, mom and I have been able to give quite a bit to the homeless doggies, cats, turtles, birds, hamsters and other animals in the shelter. Latest on Tuesday this week. Mom says she’s still in “red” on my book because we’ve given everything that has trickled in to my homeless friends. But I think that’s a good thing. It’s Christmas time and red is in fashion, right? And the homeless animals still need so much more. Why? Because they can’t go to work until they’ve been adopted! It’s simple as that.
You know what else is good about Christmas? It’s the time of giving! And my book is a great stocking stuffer. People of any age, particularly those who let their dogs or cats sleep on the bed, will love it. Mom told me that’s what the editorial review said. And kids who can read love it too. They’ve told me!
You’ll find my story (soft cover or Kindle) and customer reviews right here. Thanks for providing two gifts in one click! One for the stocking of someone you love, and the other for the stocking at the Humane Society’s shelter. Because you love these animals too. I know.
Have a wonderful Christmas. Love,
My Saturday Morning…
Hi all – this morning I posted a plan for today on mom’s blog. You can read it right here!
Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO Bumble
My Dream. A 33 lb Bag of Dog Food.
Hi there! This is Bumble again. The rescue dog with a blog and wry humor – according to a recent Editorial Review of my book. I admit my humor is a bit dry, or wry, but that’s me. You get what you see. I wish all humans were that way too. But I’ve learned that some people have many faces, like the woman in my first house. She could be so mean to me and my sister when we were alone in the house with her, but when she took us out or to the doctors, she put on another face. A loving human’s. And she lied out of her ears to always look good to others. Oh, well. With 20/20 hind sight, as mom always says, I’m happy the woman left us at the shelter that Christmas Eve many years ago. We both found our loving forever homes with the help of their wonderful staff.
Anyway, enough about the past. It’s all in the book. The good and the bad, the humorous and the sad. I wanted to write this post ’cause I’m celebrating the nice review by offering the Kindle Edition of my book for 99 cents until Sunday, July 20th, on Amazon.com! I know, 99 moneys sounds a lot. But it’s 99 small moneys. Mom told me it’s less than one dollar. We can’t get even the smallest bag of dog treats for that money at Smart Pet. But now all pet loving humans can get a treat for 99 cents! I thought that if 100 people got the book now that it costs so little, we could provide a huge 33 lb bag of good quality dog food and a few small bags of treats for my friends still living in the shelter. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? So drive to the Kindle store. It’s not very far, only a click away. And thank you for spreading the word!
Lots of love, Bumble
Born and raised here…
Mom twisted my paw in the form of a smallish piece of chicken, to get me to write a guest post on her blog for Independence Day. I ate the chicken and now I hope you’ll check it out.
Have a great weekend. Love Bumble
Selfie! And Other Stuff.
Hi there. This is Bumble. I hope you are all doing good. I have to report on some interesting developments.
First, I went for a long walk in the nature reserve yesterday. I took mom along. She’s a nuisance with her camera. You see, I have to wait for her all the time. And she tells me not to scare off the birds. But I’m asking who is scaring who! This ibis bird scared us both. I promise. He was too loud!
We saw many birds, but I think they were mostly white today. Mom said they all got the memo, whatever that means. Anyway, I was looking for squirrels but couldn’t find any! I wonder if they had moved up north, like the snowbirds. Or if they were just napping after lunch?
All in all it was a very nice walk. I don’t do these long walks too much anymore, so I was completely pooped out when we came home! Mom took this picture of me when I jumped on the bed and tried to make myself comfortable at the head-board between the pillows. I look like I’m out of breath, and that’s the truth. I was still panting!
Second, I was experimenting with mom’s new laptop today. I’ve heard that taking selfies is so much in fashion now. Trending. So I used the front-facing camera and took this selfie! It’s not perfect, but here I go. I hope it’ll go viral. Maybe more people would get my book and support homeless animals 🙂
Take care now. Love always, Bumble
My Easter Adventure!
Hi everybody! This is Bumble again. I hope your Easter celebrations went well and that you found all the hidden eggs. I found only one. It was very good, but I had hoped the Easter Bunny would have hidden a few more eggs…I guess the Bunny was a bit lazy.
I also had quite an adventure on Easter Saturday when mom and I went to the Pet Hospital’s Open House! I sat there behind our Book Table with mom and could observe people come and go, many with their dogs in tow. I got nose kisses, including from huge dogs, and many small ones too. And many kids gave me hugs and petted me.
Many funny things happened. Like when people spun the lottery wheel and won a “nail trim” they looked at their nails and said “Thank you, I really need a trim”! But of course it was for their dog. Or when a family decided to do the tour of hospital facilities. They all went in, mom, pop, kids, grandma and dogs. But as soon as they got in they came out again! Their two dogs decided they didn’t want to visit a hospital after all. In that family the dogs were in charge. I smiled! Of course I’m in charge too, but try not to be so obvious about it. It’s better that way.
They had a nice table of snacks and drinks too. I got a piece of cheese! And they had this lottery table. People could win one of two luxury bath baskets for their pet. Or they could win one of my books!
All the monies went to Humane Society, and the big jar was really full of green at the end of the day. I also sold a few books and put the money in the lottery jar. All in all, it was a very successful day.
Have a great week. Love, Bumble
I Was “Mister Magician”
Just a short message to tell you that we’re preparing for the Open House at “my” Pet Hospital. It’ll be a great event on Saturday afternoon. Many people will come by, I hope, to check out the facilities and meet the nice staff. The tickets will be one dollar and benefit the same Humane Society shelter mom and I support.
I’m going to talk about adopting a pet and mom will help sell my book. All monies we get will go to Humane Society’s shelter and to the Hospital’s own charity. So that less privileged pets can get good care and find a home. I’m so excited! It’s going to be exactly as I dreamed when I wrote the book!
In case you are curious about the place, below is a short excerpt from my book. I hope you enjoy the story about my inpatient visit last year. I promise to tell you all about the Open House next week. Now I’ll need to get a bath so I’ll be representable on Saturday. Love, Bumble
“I have to tell you that I’ve been away from home for the first time on non-vacation. I’ve been in the hospital! I got sick one morning. I had to run to do my business all the time, and it was difficult for me to make it out on time. I started feeling like I have to go soon, then I immediately felt like I have to go now, and then I felt like I should have gone a long time ago. You see my dilemma. I made lots of work for mom in a few hours that afternoon – completely without any fault of my own.
Then, to avoid embarrassment, I had to stop eating and drinking completely. That made mom worried, and I have to admit I started to get worried too. Life was not pleasant, and my tummy was really kaput. Out-of-order. I was tired, and could hardly get up on my feet.
So mom took me to the hospital the next morning. I had to stay there for two days. Two days of IV treatment and antibiotics. You know, I had to lay down with lots of wires running to and from me. I was stuck, in pain and uncomfortable, but somehow I remained calm. I’m proud of myself.
Mom says it was pancreatitis, whatever that means. But I can tell you it was a complete tummy failure, and it wasn’t pleasant. First I was tired and snoozing away most of the time. Then slowly, slowly, I started to feel better. On the afternoon of the second day I felt a bit hungry and could actually think of tasting some food. I was offered a small portion of some new kind of soft food. I sniffed it carefully first, and then I ate all of it! It was not too bad. Soon I felt my strength returning little by little.
All the vet technicians were girls – and they loved me! He is so cute, they said. I pretended to sleep, but I heard them. They also gave me a nickname, Mister Magician!
I must admit I did a few tricks. Among other things, I got out of the IV drip and other wires completely by myself! Then I wandered around examining the place and saw some interesting things, like how they clean your teeth while you’re sleeping. It looks funny with all those buzzing, noisy machines in the patient’s mouth while he’s dreaming away. So that’s how they do it when I go for my tooth cleaning appointment. Interesting.
I think I finally succeeded in my invisibility trick because nobody stopped me. I have practiced it quite a bit at home, but mom always says she still sees me. It’s been a bummer – until now. So I walked around the hospital in peace and quiet for a while before the girls discovered I was no longer in my bed. No wonder they were impressed. No other dog had managed to do that. Ever.
When mom came to take me home I couldn’t help overhearing what they told her about my magical abilities. Such a clever dog…he’s a magician. But I’m trying to remain my humble self, Humble Bumble. Nurses have to be nice to patients, boost their confidence, right?”
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