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Long-time readers might remember that we spent a couple of days with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, a New York Times Magazine writer, his dog Casey, and Sam Reid, his research assistant. You can re-visit our posts about hiking to the top of Hemphill Bald with them and visiting our neighbor who has four wolves. Or you can get Benoit’s new book, Travels With Casey. We are even giving away a free copy of the book – read to the end of the post to find out how!
Did we mention that we are in the book? Really, here is an excerpt from page 119:
High in the hills of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, six Huskies led us up a steep climb to Hemphill Bald, a meadow that starts 5,500 feet above sea level and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
And one of us was mentioned by name. Guess who?
A few yards to my right, Casey rolled on his back in the sun-stained grass, his neck stretched like a goose’s. Behind me, Sam kneeled next to the leader of the Husky pack we were climbing with, a headstrong female nicknamed Queen Natasha the Evil.
Sorry, QNTE, but this book is actually about Benoit and Casey traveling the country in their RV. The story is part road-trip, part dog story, and part an exploration of human’s love affair with dogs. We are so glad to have it as a part of our collection of dog books!
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Win a Free Copy of Travels With Casey
And now to the Giveaway! All you have to do to enter is post a comment on this blog post (not Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.) that says, “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.” We will accept comments through Thursday (September 11) We will select one lucky winner at random and announce that winner on Friday. The winner will receive a free copy of the book direct from the publisher.
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Full Disclosure – As noted above, the author visited us for two days during his research for the book. Upon publication, the publisher contacted us to give us a free copy of the book in appreciation of our participation in the research. We offered to post about the book and asked if we could do a book giveaway. The publisher is providing at no cost to us the copy of the book given away in this contest. While we have provided links to major outlets that sell this book, we have no affiliate connections with any of those links and will receive no further compensation of any kind. Regardless, we only recommend products we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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