Saturday, July 31, 2010
When you shop at Sparkles' Spot, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.
Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation is dedicated to helping keep children fire-safe. The foundation provides fire safety resources for children, parents, fire departments, schools and organizations at little or no cost.
Click on the "New Section" button on the site to see exciting Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog items! The beautiful artwork was done by artist Dean Russo.
I am so excited that my friend, Angelica, and me, are featured in this month’s issue of Parents Magazine in the full page article, “Kindergartner Saves Dad from Burning Home.” How cool is that?
From what Firefighter Dayna tells me, the magazine is seen by over 15.3 million people. How cool is that?
The article shares the story of how my friend, Angelica, was able to save herself and her dad, Kenneth, from their burning home. Angelica had attended a fire safety presentation at her school that Firefighter Dayna and I did, just two months prior. Angelica said that she "knew exactly what to do” to save herself and her father by crawling low under the smoke to get out of the house. Isn't that pawesome?
To learn more about me, visit my website!
Printable version of Press Release
My good friend, Beverley, shared this wonderful photo with me.
Bev is a fire safety educator and uses my book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, when she reads to children. What is really fun about this photo, is that the teacher and students didn't know that Bev was going to be reading our book and that Bev personally knew Sparkles. Imagine Bev's surprise when they handed her this poster!
Pawsome, Bev! Thanks for sharing!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
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, is in the July 2010 issue of Cesar's Way Magazine.
We have a winner of our contest! In this contest, Sparkles' friends were asked 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 Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog) and their name went go into a drawing to win some very special items!
A random drawing was 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!
Drum roll please!
Congratulations to Daisy! You are our lucky winner!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
High paw to Daryn Kagan for helping share my story and the fire safety message! I'd also like to thank Daryn for including me in her second book, all about inspiring animals and featuring her 3-legged wonder cat, Tripod that will be published by Guideposts Books in April 2011. I am truly honored!
Daryn Kagan is the creator and host of DarynKagan.com, an inspirational online community that features a daily Web cast of stories that, "Show the World What is Possible." DarynKagan.com has become a daily destination for thousands of Internet users who seek news stories that inspire. Launched in November 2006, the Atlanta Journal Constitution described DarynKagan.com as "a lively gathering spot," while the Boston Globe noted DarynKagan.com is "bucking the media tide," with its "emphasis on stories that illustrate the triumph of the human spirit."
Before heading into cyberspace, Daryn anchored both news and sports for CNN. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "CNN mainstay," Daryn traveled the world during her 12-year tenure at CNN, and reported live on-site during numerous global events, including the war in Iraq from Kuwait. Daryn also reported from Africa during a 10-day tour with rock band U2's Bono and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, and provided the CNN News networks with in-depth reports on AIDS and famine. Her reports were featured on CNN.com, along with a daily blog that chronicled her reports, experiences, and travels in Africa. Additionally, Daryn reported from across the U.S. to cover numerous Presidential elections, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, and the hunt for the Washington, D.C. sniper.
Daryn was on the air live during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She reported throughout that day and covered the unfolding event from CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, as well as from the network's Washington, D.C., bureau, as the crisis turned into a search-and-rescue mission that evolved into a war on terrorism. Before joining the news team on CNN, Daryn served as a news anchor and reporter for CNN/Sports Illustrated, the 24-hour sports news network from CNN and Sports Illustrated, covering such major events as the Super Bowl, the NBA playoffs and international figure skating.
To read more inspirational stories, visit Daryn's site HERE.
Stay safe everyone!
Monday, July 5, 2010
This morning I am so excited to share the cover for my new book, Sparkles Goes to Boston! The book will be released October 16th in Southborough, MA and I am so excited! My tail is wagging a mile a minute!
The book features me, Firefighter Dayna, Lt. Jim Peltier and all of his friends at the Southborough Fire Department. Be sure to visit the Sparkles Goes to Boston blog HERE to learn more about the book!
Stay safe everyone!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thanks for sending me these really pawsome pictures Frankie! And, I can't wait to see your copy of Woman's World that is getting ready to come out in 10 DAYS!!!! Whooo hoooo!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on Lola Belle, the Canine Correspondent's blog!
Thank you to my good friend, Lola Belle, for a wonderful interview! Read the interview HERE!
I made Lola Belle an Honorary Fire Safety Dog today! Congratulations, Lola Belle! Woof!
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 from Puddles! Isn't Puddles a gorgeous dachshund?