Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guest Post By Bentley of "Bentley's Preemie Blessing"

Hi!  My name is Bentley!  I'm a shih-tzu poodle. I'm one of the characters in "Bentley's Preemie Blessings."  Michelle occasionally mentions me in blog posts and tweets, but I wanted to send out a personal "Woof" and tell you about myself.

Michelle adopted me from the Animal Relief Fund (ARF) in Hollywood, Maryland, about four and a half years ago. She had talked about getting a dog for a long time -- and finally took the plunge when she found me online. She says it was love at first sight.

I'm a Mama's boy. Michelle tells people that I'm like Velcro because I follow her everywhere.

When Michelle worked on Capitol Hill, I sometimes had the opportunity to accompany her. Walking through the halls of the prestigious Russell Senate Office Building was a big deal for a little dog like me.

I love going on walks, playing ball, and eating peanut butter. I also love to have my belly scratched.

My best friend is my little sister, Emily.  She can't throw a ball very far, but she tries hard to entertain me. She also gives me leftover and unwanted food.

I didn't meet Emily immediately after she was born. I had to wait 67 days to meet her. You can read about her stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and journey home to meet me.  Just buy a copy of "Bentley's Preemie Blessing " or better yet, enter to win a FREE autographed copy!  Maybe the autograph will even include my paw print, just for you!


  1. Guys, I have met Bentley in person, I am his favorite Aunt, and let me tell you, he is definately the sweetest dog ever. You will definately want to buy the book, if only to meet Bentley!

  2. So cute. My cat Ginger invited herself into our home last September. She was 6 pounds and hungry. The vets estimated her age to be 8 to 10 months old.