Homer (a.k.a. Casey) wishes you all a happy holiday season.
He also wishes his owners wouldn’t make him look so silly.
Oh, and Homer’s authors (Shelley Rotner and Diane deGroat) wish you and yours a Happy (and silly) New Year!
Diane and Shelley signed dog books at the flagship Orvis store in Vermont
as part of their Fall Festival. As always, dogs of all shapes and sizes stopped by.
We tried to get some furry friends to pose with our trading card cut-out.
Not easy! (Note: next time try Photoshop!)
The kids were much more cooperative:
The dogs seemed to be interested in reading instead:
Dogs. Books. What’s not to like?
We made a giant Dogger trading card (as per the ones in Homer) with a cut-out for the head and brought it to the recent Family Day book signing at the Eric Carle Museum. We intended to photograph dogs with their heads poking out, but none were to be found. We solicited human volunteers instead. Can you spot Nick Clark, curator?
Confession time. Diane is a cat person. (Shelley’s the dog advocate.)
Illustrating four dog books in a row has taken it’s toll. Result: there’s a cat
hidden in the doggie baseball book, Homer. Can you spot it?
Casey—a.k.a. Homer—was mobbed by fans when he took his morning walk recently in New Hampshire. Home for the holiday weekend, he thought he’d have the trail to himself. But his fans can’t get enough of him! Casey graciously played, rolled, and licked noses with his groupies, until Shelley reminded him it was time for a bubble bath. So many fans. So little time.
After his bath, he was ready for his close-up. Happy spring, Casey!
In celebration of the release of Homer, Casey—a.k.a. “Homer”—made his first public appearance at the Moharimet Elementary School in Madbury, NH for their Scholastic Book Fair event. Casey insisted on dressing the part.
Casey is the star of the book. But he really stole the show when he got to Moharimet. He posed with Shelley Rotner before making his grand entrance.
While Shelley signed books, Casey enjoyed all the attention from the kids! The students couldn’t decide which they liked better: the dog, the book, or the author! (Hint: the author came in third!)
Good dog, Casey!
Casey is a three-year-old English Golden Retriever who stood out in a litter of adorable puppies. Shelley’s brother, his wife and their daughter took him home to be part of their family.
Shelley first met Casey when he was 8 weeks old when he was just a ball of fur and a happy playful pup. She watched him grow up over time and knew he was perfect for the star of our book.
Casey joins a strong baseball family and is a serious ball player himself, although he does prefer tennis! He’s a great catcher. He’s extremely well trained—active when playing or totally mellow on the rug.
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds. They are loyal, lovable and they love children!
Casey will be making limited appearances and paw print signings. Please leave comments and questions here that we’ll share with him.
Good dog Casey!