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Do you love dogs? Love Pit Bull dogs? The Bell Buckle RC/Moon Pie Festival turned up a Big surprise.

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 4:43 PM

Since we park cars at this festival, we rarely get to see the events, and exhibitors. Sometimes the music reaches us, but in general our exposure is just to our parking patrons and the weather. This year was HOT!

But it was also BIG. It was BIG because we happened to have the author of a book ask to set up in front of the lot. After we heard the story behind his book, we decided "why not".

It was about a special drop-off dog named BIG and you folks know we love our pets and since 99% of them are drop-offs, we really could not say no. I loved listening to the stories but eventually we had to park cars, so we lost track of the author for the day.

Being on the "exit" gate, I had no idea of how things went for him, but as he was leaving, he was nice enough to give us a complimentary book. I got a chance to look at it about 30 minutes ago because Deb's mother got to it first.

She got it at about 6:30 last night and read all 240 pages between then and about 3:30 this afternoon. She used to love to read, but the past half year she has dropped off, so when she finished it so quickly, I had to check it out.

The author writes in a truly comfortable way and before I knew it, I was many pages into it and not really wanting to put it down. The combination of easy reading, humor interesting stories make me sure I will have it finished quickly as well.

I've been looking for a book to take my mind off work and I have found it. I never found out if this writer has more books out there, but if so, I will seek them out.

The name of the book is "my name is big" by Lazarus Lake. I did a search and found it on Amazon and a few mentions in blogs.

Can you believe it? Not on eBay and no we are not planning to sell it, although it would not be a bad idea. Hmmm.


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On a side note the author brought BIG's co-star in the book, Little. He decided that BIG was a little too intimidating to meet the public.

While he thinks BIG is a purebred, Little is a mix of pit and he thinks Jack Russel? I could be wrong on that but she was a perfect ambassador to meet and greet.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 17, 2012, at 4:42 PM

Sounds like a book worth reading. I'd love to see a picture of a pit/Jack mix - that would be interesting, to say the least!!

-- Posted by RausJacks on Sun, Jun 17, 2012, at 7:35 PM

I probably heard wrong, since I was curious as well but we got busy and I never was able to clarify. I thought Blue Heeler and small Pit but I think he said no. (everything seems to be mixed with a blue heeler)

I'll see if I can get clarification. Maybe it is in the rest of the book somewhere.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 17, 2012, at 10:02 PM

There also seemed to be more quality craftsmen at the show. While it has not been known as a "shopping" event, that may change if the vendor quality continues to grow.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 8:06 AM

Looked it up on Amazon and it sounds like a great book...I'm adding it to my summer reading list.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 9:56 PM

I'm not able to dedicate as much time as my Mother-in-law but I find myself wanting to get back to it more often. This one where I know the ending, since I talked to the author, but it does not take away from the story.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 21, 2012, at 6:32 AM

i wanted that book so bad when i stopped but did not have the money..

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Thu, Jun 21, 2012, at 7:56 PM

Maybe share with a friend. It brings some smiles.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 21, 2012, at 8:21 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.