Lina is at it again, following up her award-winning debut, Lina Unleashed, with more tails about life with a difficult momma in Sit Stay Pray. Her topsy-turvy life has only gotten crazier! There’s the time Momma sets the house on fire by mistake (presumably) and the time Lina almost gets arrested during a photo shoot. At one point, Lina even decides she’s had enough and puts herself up for sale. With no takers, Lina is still “living the dream” with Momma, woofing that every day above ground is a cause for celebration. She invites you to “Sit for my story. Stay and enjoy. And pray for the little Australian Shepherd.”
The proceeds to this laugh-out-loud funny book will be donated to two great causes: the Animal Humane Society, which cares for over 23,000 animals per year, and Helping Paws of Minnesota, which breeds, trains, and places assistance dogs to help the disabled, veterans, and first responders with PTSD.
Lina, whose nom de pawlume is Little Big Ears, is a five-year-old Toy Australian Shepherd who hails from Florida. She is an acclaimed blogger, a keen observer of human behavior, and author of the popular blog, LinasDogBlog.com.
When Lina is not busy writing, she enjoys chasing her big orange ball, chewing on a bully stick, performing tricks (for treats), and playing with her furry friends. She does not enjoy being in any lake, stream, ocean, or even the rain.
Lina's human, Robin Kelleher, is a retired labor and employment law attorney, real estate agent, and music teacher. She enjoys golf, travel, reading, writing, and all things water.
Unfortunately for Lina, she and her momma divide their time between Minnesota—the Land of 10,000 Lakes—and Marco Island—one of the Ten Thousand Islands of Florida.
“Whimsical observations of canine worries and concerns combined with puzzling circumstances of Lina’s life with Momma create a wonderful laugh-aloud read that dog enthusiasts will love!” —D. Donovan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“The little Democrat might be barking up the wrong tree on politics, but Lina’s ‘spot’ on about Momma! I’m still chuckling.” —Former Representative John Kline (R-MN)
“The humor is clever and contagious, especially as the self-deprecating Momma takes us romping through the world of political correctness. Sit Stay Pray is an hilarious doggie-drama that teaches and triumphs!”—Sue Orsen, editor, Victoria Gazette
“For those of you waiting for more delicious ‘tails’ of Lina and Momma, you will not be disappointed. The misadventures in Sit Stay Pray continue to be pitch-perfect in their humor and warmth. It is an extremely entertaining read.” —Jan Marin Tramontano, author of What Love Becomes and Standing on the Corner of Lost and Found