Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My New Proof for the Second Edition of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog is Here!

My New Proof for the Second Edition of the children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog is here! Boy, does it ever look great! Getting closer to its release soon! Whooo hooo!

Thanks so Jess, Jane and Michelle for helping make my book look AMAZING!

Stay tuned for a release date to be announced soon!







Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on Local Station

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Thank you to Thoughtsfurpaws.com!


Thank you to thoughtsfurpaws.com for sending me lots of goodies from them and PetsSmart! Wooo Hooo! This PetsSmart package was full of items to help keep me safe!

I'm so excited to share them with my good friend, Tango. He looks stylin' in the new gear!

Thanks, thoughtsfurpaws.com!

Love,

Sparkles


Tango


Sparkles


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lola Belle to Interview Sparkles!


I have so many cool four-legged friends that have some pretty cool jobs. What could be cooler than being a "Canine Correspondent!" My friend, Lola Belle, is busy working on interview questions for me. How cool is that?

Lola Belle and her mom, Carolem shared shared information about the upcoming release of the 2nd edition of my children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on their I Love Las Vegas Magazine Blog. You rock!
Can't wait for those questions, Lola Belle. Thanks so much for helping share the fire safety message!

Thanks to Teachers Pets for Helping Spread the Fire Safety Message!

Thank you to Daisy and her mom, April, for the pawsome picture!



Daisy, I have to tell you that you have a really cool name! When Firefighter Dayna adopted me, my name was "Daisy." I love that name and am so excited to have you as a friend!

You mom has the coolest blog ("
The Teachers Pets"). Boy, Daisy, do you and your mom April ever have a ton of cool friends!

I really appreciate you sharing the word about my fire safety give-away on your blog. You rock!

Can't wait to see your pictures! Click HERE to learn more about how to submit your photo!




More Pictures from Friends!


The pictures are still coming in!

Recently, Firefighter Dayna asked my friends on Facebook to take a picture of their four-legged friend or child with the cover of the July issue of Cesar's Way Magazine (or the article about me). These entries go into a drawing to win some very special items to help keep you and your family safe! Woof!

Today I received a picture of Wingo, a certified therapy dog working for the Morgan Nick Foundation.


Wingo is a very special dog! According to his mom, Tara, Wingo started providing his services at the Morgan Nick Foundation, when he was about four weeks old and he has been working regularly ever since. She said he began going to safety events at three months of age and was an instant success with all of the children. Time after time, she said, he proves to be gentle with even the littlest and attentive to those apparently in need. This skill has been evident when people go into the foundation office as well. No matter the obvious stress and chaos in their lives, hearts melt and burdens become lighter after some attention from him.

Wingo's favorite activity is going to schools with the foundation staff to teach kids internet and real world safety. Tara says that because of Wingo, that children will be able to remember this empowering safety message long after he is gone. Because his undeniable talents, he is striving to become a courthouse dog in the future and be available to sit in with child victims during forensic interviewing and courtroom testimony.

Wingo, you are one cool dog! Thanks so much for the picture!

About the Morgan Nick Foundation:

The
Morgan Nick Foundation (MNF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in the tragic aftermath of the abduction of 6-year-old Morgan Nick. Morgan’s mother, Colleen Nick, formed the Morgan Nick Foundation in an effort to recover missing children across the country. MNF also serves as a support team to the many families of missing children. A MNF Case Manager works with families and serves as a liaison to law enforcement agencies. The Morgan Nick Foundation exists to provide solutions to educate families, law enforcement, and youth leadership to aid in the prevention of missing and exploited children.

I can't wait to see your pictures! Click HERE to learn more about how to submit your photo!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I love my friends!


The pictures are coming in! Firefighter Dayna asked my friends on Facebook to take a picture of their four-legged friend or child with the cover of the July issue of Cesar's Way Magazine (or the article about me). These entries go into a drawing to win some very special items to help keep you and your family safe! Woof!


My new friends, Thurman and Brian checking out the article

Thurman and Brian's mom, Devri, posing with her copy of Cesar's Way Magazine.


I can't wait to see your pictures!
Click
HERE to learn more about how to submit your photo!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Let's Celebrate Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog being featured in Cesar's Way Magazine!


Let's celebrate!

I am one lucky dog! Thanks so Cesar Millan, an article about my journey to become a fire safety dog, as well as valuable fire safety tips to help keep you and your family safe, are in the July 2010 issue of Cesar's Way Magazine.


Take a picture of your four-legged friend or child with the cover of the July issue of Cesar's Way Magazine (or the article about Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog) and your name will go into a drawing to win some very special items to help keep you and your family safe!

A random drawing will be held to select one winner who will receive one of the very first copies of the revision of Sparkles' children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, due to be released in July! The book will be autographed by Children's Author Firefighter Dayna Hilton and "pawtographed" by Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog!
The winner will also receive a Talking Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm from our good friends at First Alert! Woof!






Send your photo to me, Sparkles, along with the name of your four-legged friend(s) to sparkles@sparklesthefiresafetydog.com (include "Cesar's Way Magazine" in the subject line) or upload your photo on Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog's Facebook page. One entry per person. All countries welcome! I love my friends from all across the world! Drawing to be held June 31, 2010. Good luck and stay safe my friends!











This contest not affiliated with Cesar's Way.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Firefighter Dayna is Learning to Draw!


Firefighter Dayna is learning to draw! She even has her own Fairy Art Mother, Sandra Angelo, who is teaching her to draw!

She is trying so hard to learn how to draw me on paper. What do you think? How's she doing?



Firefighter Dayna is having so much fun!

My New Banner!

Thank you to all of these wonderful magazines for helping me share the fire safety message!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cesar's Way Magazine Features the Inspirational Story of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog




Seven years ago, I was surfing the internet looking to add a Dalmatian to our family and found “Daisy” on the Dalmatian Assistance League of Tulsa website. Never in a million years did I ever dream that that would be the beginning of our journey in the fire service together. We have been blessed with having so many amazing to share the fire safety message far and wide to millions of children and their caregivers.

Thanks to Cesar Millan and everyone at Cesar’s Way Magazine, Sparkles’ story will be shared in a three page spread in the July issue of the magazine. We couldn’t be more honored and excited! And, the icing on the cake is that the magazine will also include fire safety tips. This means more to Sparkles and me more than anything. Helping save the lives of children and their caregivers, reducing injuries and decreasing property loss from fire, that is our mission. Every fiber of our being is dedicated to helping keep everyone safe!

Sparkles and I would like to share a very special thank you with Rick Markham, the writer of Sparkles’ inspirational story. Rick, we appreciate you more than you know and we enjoyed the whole experience so very much!


According to his website, Cesar has been called a Dr. Phil for dogs, and for good reason. Cesar's amazing rehabilitations of aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive, and jealous dogs captured the national spotlight when his National Geographic Channel (NGC) series Dog Whisperer premiered in September 2004. Regular viewers soon came to realize it wasn't the dogs but the quirky owners who needed Cesar's help the most. In January 2006, Dog Whisperer returned for a primetime second season with expanded hour-long episodes.

Cesar’s Way is an all-inclusive lifestyle magazine for loving and dedicated dog owners. This publication was founded by and is editorially directed by Cesar Millan, an internationally known professional dog trainer and truly an expert in his field. Also known as “The Dog Whisperer,” Cesar offers his readership authoritative practices, philosophies, and teachings. Every issue of Cesar’s Way includes real-life testimonials, feature articles, exclusive interviews, and advice columns. This publication provides information on a wide range of relevant topics, such as nutrition, behavior, familial assimilation, training, and more. The articles in Cesar’s Way focus on specific issues that all canine owners come across; for example, how to prepare your dog for travel, how to maintain a pup-friendly home, how to connect with your dog’s energy levels, and much more. Sections titled “Your Photos…” and “Pup Stars” are included in every issue, and feature the adorable and melt-worthy pictures that any canine-lover will look forward to. Cesar’s Way helps dog owners be effective disciplinarians, while instilling comfort and confidence into the beloved relationships they share with man’s best friend.”

The issue will be out on the shelves in a couple of weeks. We would love to hear what you think about the article!
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan Airs Fridays, 8 PM ET/PT on National Geographic