Helping Animals In Need, One Book At A Time

Last year, I thought it would be fun (turns out, also SUPER CUTE) if I put together a book where I used tweets Wil had been posting as if it were Seamus giving advice on how to be a dog to our younger dog, Marlowe. I then had our friend, Lar deSouza, do illustrations for me and the end result was a ridiculously adorable (and not exactly little kid appropriate for some words they probably hear from you anyway, but still, disclaimer.) book. In the end, we raised thousands of dollars toward helping Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA with their annual fundraiser, the Wiggle Waggle Walk. Wil and I have helped this organization for a long time, and I have been a member of the Board of Directors for 3 years now, so it means a lot to me to be able to help them help so many animals in need.

I had planned to make a new book to benefit PHS again this year, but shortly after the release of this book last year, my eldest son got engaged and so my focus has been on helping them with planning their wedding and less about me working on much else. As it turns out, people ask me all the time if I’m going to make this book available again, so I decided this would be the perfect time to do it.

On Tuesday, August 9th, Wil and I are going to launch our support of the Wiggle Waggle Walk by doing a three-day eBay auction of “A Guide To Being A Dog, by Seamus Wheaton.” This book is autographed by Wil Wheaton (translator for Seamus) Lar deSouza (illustrator) me (editor) and a very special pawtograph by Seamus himself. (I had a full-size stamp made of his actual paw print. I didn’t want to subject him to ink covered paws in the name of his adoring fans.) If you win the bid, we are happy to personalize the book to you or in the name of your awesome friend or family member you plan to give it to. We will then start regular book sales the week of August 15th, which will be a tax deductible donation through our 501c3 foundation, and we will sell them until we run out. Our remaining supply is limited so I don’t expect them to last too long so if you wanted one last year but didn’t have a chance to order, now is your chance! We will ship internationally for the auctioned book as well as for the regular books. Once all of the books are sold, we will donate all of the proceeds from our sale and the auctioned autographed book to Pasadena Humane Society before the Wiggle Waggle Walk, which will be happening on Sunday, September 25th.

Here is the link to order a book today!

Thank you for your support and for your love of rescue animals!



4 thoughts on “Helping Animals In Need, One Book At A Time

  1. I have one and it’s absolutely wonderful. Thank you & Wil for what you do for animals.

  2. Wow! I can’t believe it’s been three years already since you joined the Board! The Society is so lucky to have you!

    Anyway, the book is fabulous and all the people who get another chance to buy a copy will be so happy!

  3. In 2005, a person I used to work with emailed me to say that she had found a stray male kitten that her dog was terrorizing, and would I like to take him off her hands. I decided to take him in even though we already had 2 much older cats. It took him a while, but he eventually fit in to the family. Seven years later and Cosmo was basically sedentary. All he did was eat and sleep. Then, 4 years ago, a tiny female kitten literally fell off of a landscaper’s trailer in front of our home. We took her in also. Cosmo made an amazing transformation. He fell in love with Freya and the two of them used to romp and wrestle and chase each other through the house everyday. It was like he was a year old again, and he was still acting young for his age when he died of cancer this past July. Freya is so lonely now that she tries to get my wife and I to play chase with her, which we try to do, but it’s just not the same without him here.

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