Reuben is still in Iraq, and he's excited that he has about 6 more weeks before heading back to Alaska for the last of his duties. We're excited that he'll be home around Christmas and we can have one of the best "traditional" Christmas celebrations ever. Reuben has plans to go to college in the Spring at the Univ. of Central Oklahoma, where he will get his education in Education. He'll be a paramedic driver while going to school for the Medic Associates Degree and then be a Paramedic for 2 years while he gets the Bachelors. Who knows where he'll end up, but these are the plans for now. That, and he's shopping for a King-sized bed already! This tells me he's ready to come home.
Laura is working full time as a cashier and is being trained to be in customer service. She's singing with a few people online, practicing her Japanese and looking forward to singing on Fuji-TV soon when they come out to meet Faith and talk about my book that was translated into Japanese. Laura has a way of impressing people with her singing as it is, but now she's really cool - - I hope she gets a record deal and flies to Tokyo to live for a year, that would be really great.
Caity Baby is working hard on making jewelry, hair jewelry, and a new clothes line that she's introducing through www.chermarketing.com soon. She and her friends still need a bit of help, and a little encouragement -- but she's learning. She's excited about it. I'll have her connect on my sites soon, and maybe get Randall Goya to make her a one-page site so you can see her work! It's good and she's happy to sell you anything and everything she's able to make. Since she's so talented I'm thinking of opening her up a kiosk in the mall soon - - if she cleans her room!
Japanese literary publisher UNI Agency has picked up the rights to translate my book "Faith Alone: Stories of an Amazing Dog" into the Japanese language. It is NOW ON SALE and that makes it great for television and radio coverage both in the U.S. and in Japan.
Many emails come in every day from readers in both countries who are excited to see Faith's popularity in Japan and other great Asian countries such as Korea, Taiwan and India. Faith's message is world-wide. LOVE is walking right up to you - - wagging her spotted tongue.
Faith will be filmed in August by Fuji-TV's show "Unbelievable" which will air in the fall 2009! Can't wait, it showcases stories of unbelievable events around the world. We are so happy to have them coming out to film Faith and stories about people who have met her and they have had their lives changed because of it. THANK YOU Fuji-TV and its producers. (Hi Mariko and Miho in NYC)
Talkin to the Pets at Jon P. Patch's request soon - - the show is actually called "Talkin Pets" and we'll be the guests soon enough. Jon is going to be looking over my book "Faith Alone: Stories of an Amazing Dog" (Xlibris 2007).
We'll talk a little about the impact it has had in the world as it has been picked up by Uni Agency in Japan and has been translated into Japanese.
This small book is a great gift for any kid really - - and since it's written with reader-friendly language anyone can read it one story at a time and not feel that they have to read the whole book all at once.
Soon we will be on Japanese TV as well to discuss the book and that makes me HAPPY!!! VERY VERY Happy!!! Thank you Uni Agency and thank you Jon Patch for inviting us onto your show!
Gosh, I hope I'm doing this correctly - - I don't want everyone to think I'm a dork and can't even blog correctly on my own site. Oh, hey, but then there's the simple fact that I'm a dork! (I could be on Sydney White!)
So, the girls and I (Jude, not Faith) went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince last night. I'll say this - - it was cool. It wasn't too dark, but dark enough for the situation - - predictable because I read the book, but still entertaining. I wasn't on the edge of my seat, but I've been a Harry Potter fan for years - - and Laura's going to marry Rupert Grint you know, so we do have to support his films. LOL
Other than that, Faith was seen prancing around the park just behind my house yesterday - - she enjoyed getting out and stretching her legs, but she didn't quite like the hot weather we're experiencing in Oklahoma - - she's much happier under the bed with me serving her eggs over her kibbles! Spoiled dog this one.
We're really working on this site! I'm not doing much -- I'm limited (understatement) in my computer literacy skills. I have people. I have GREAT people. Right now Randall Goya (aka "decibel.places") of netsperience is working on the site. He'll bring it to life and will add others who he trusts to make it pretty and make it user-friendly. He's already confused me with some of the simple directions, so please be patient with me. I write for a living!!! LOL