Hope everyone is having a great week so far! We’ve been busy over here at Dog Haus Publishing with the release of our first book, The Toothless Puppy. Additionally, the stars of the book, our real-life dogs Wilco and Campbell, have also been busy now that they are literary heroes!
The story of The Toothless Puppy was inspired by the lives of our canine companions off the page. Campbell is an ultra-sweet ten-year-old golden retriever who loves pets, hugs, and bully sticks. Wilco, on the other hand, is a two-year old, rambunctious Australian shepherd full of love. Like his friend Campbell, he is also an expert cuddler and bully stick eater!
Just like in the book, the two dogs are pals in real life. Campbell lives with Karen Almon in the Madison Park neighborhood in Seattle, while Wilco is a true city dog who lives with Ashley in a one-bedroom apartment across the street from the Amazon campus. The dogs live two very different lives, but still find that they have a lot in common on the playground.
A Little Backstory…
The real-life Campbell, just like in the book, is missing a tooth! She was born without a tooth on her right side, and no tooth ever came in to take the empty space. An ongoing joke in our family has been that she is “Toothless and Needy” because of all the love she demands while being toothless. We always wanted to write a children’s book, and Campbell gave us the idea for a great story!
Stay tuned for more next week! And be sure to follow us on Instagram. Each week, we will be doing a “Takeover Tuesday” where someone new from our office will be posting photos and experiences of their day. Campbell and Wilco will even be posting!