The Diaries of Liberty the Pug
The Diaries of Liberty the Pug
The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book One: Going Home I would like to introduce you to Liberty “Libby” a little fawn pug born Dec 6th 2007 in an Oklahoma puppy mill. At six weeks old Libby was shipped to a pet store in Arizona. When my husband Terry and I found Libby she had been in the pet store six months, tiny, frail, and ill. We brought her home with us to give her a well-deserved forever home.
Soon after bringing little Libby home the Ophthalmologist told us Libby has Macropalpebral Fissure Syndrome (short nose, large eyelid openings and prominent eyes) Libby had a hole in her left eye, her eyelashes were ingrown scraping her eyes as she blinked (very painful) Distichiasis, improperly place eyelashes leaving scars on Libby’s eyes. Dogs with these symptoms are at significant risk for blindness. After freezing of Libby’s eye lashes and the hole in the cornea repaired, we knew saving her eyesight was not possible, Libby was going blind. We were told Libby’s symptoms are typical with animals born in puppy mills caused by inbreeding.
I do not share details of Libby’s painful beginning in The Diaries of Liberty the Pug books with children only that she is a very brave, loveable little blind pug. I asked myself how many children know where their pets are born, and how do children learn responsibility for a pet? Wondering how many pets suffer because people do not Observe and understand that animals have feelings, a big heart, and love, with a need to be part of the family.
In 2012 I started writing Libby’s story trying to understand what this little brave pup was feeling and what she needed from me, writing through Libby in the hopes one day The Diaries of liberty the Pug stories will make a difference and make a kinder world for animals by sharing Libby’s journey. I was encouraged by friends and family to publish my books.
Publishing my books has been a learning experience. The beginning of 2016 I bought out my first publishing contract due to lack of marketing for my books. My books are coming to life this year and are currently being republished by Tate Publishing. “The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book One: Going home” is on the Tate Publishing website. The official date for the release of Book One is January 24’2017 after the release date “The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book One: Going Home” can be ordered at any major book store or online website, with audio books, coloring books, and 3D books and naturally the books themselves.
“The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book One: Going Home” introduces you to Liberty, (Libby.) The name Liberty was given because we brought her home and felt we had liberated her on Memorial Day 2008. Libby shares with children her journey finding a forever home, as she discovers the feeling of soft green grass under her paws, toys, friends, birthday cake, and mischief, and life with a caring and loving family. A world she never knew existed. Libby interacts with each young reader with questions and suggestions making the world a better place for pets everywhere. Knowing Libby’s life is making a difference, we feel blessed to have this little fur baby in our lives. Libby’s Diaries are uplifting, positive, brave, and full of humor. I promise reading this book will give children a light heart and a smile on their faces as Libby learns to go potty on the grass, makes friends, takes pride in her new red collar that jingles when she walks, gets up to mischief with the toilet paper, tries to swim in mums hot tub, loves taking walks in Kiwanis Park, splashes in her bubble bath, eats birthday cake and dreams of one day having a little sister. All the while interacting with children as they read helping them to think and understand Pets R Family. I have reached children by donating many of my books to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, All denomination Churches, Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Schools. I have spent time at our Boys and Girls Club reading to the children teaching them to love their pets. I have sent books to First Lady Michelle Obama who graciously replied, my books are in the White House. I sent The Diaries of Liberty the Pug to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth and received a reply from her ladies in waiting. When I take Libby and her sisters Ebony Rose and Pippa to Kiwanis Park Tempe. AZ. 1 keep books in Libby’s stroller, signing and giving books to children who come up to the pugs to say Hi. Children quickly learn by reading my books to care, love and take responsibility for animals.
My books are written by loving, observing, interacting and caring for pets. I am always available with cuddles, and hugs and am well rewarded with big wet kisses. The animals, the children, the people sharing Libby’s journey are real, they are my neighbors, my neighbor’s dogs, new and old friends at the park, family, our tortoise Nora and Noddy our bird’s Bubble and squeak, cousins, dogs and cats. Yes Libby is blind but we are all her eyes and she feels the love and happiness of family as all pets should.
Coming soon/Real life adventures with Libby as she shares her journey with you. Each book is beautiful illustrated with stories children love. The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book Two: The Arrival of Ebony Rose. The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book Three: The Arrival of Pippa. The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book Four: Three Pugs and a Giraffe. The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book Five: The Red Carpet. The Diaries of Liberty the Pug Book Six: Libby’s Place Author Barb A. Poole thediariesoflibertythepug.com