Names from the Hat

a multi-coloured woolly hat filled with pink folded cards

A very big thank you to all of you who put their name into the hat for the chance to win a free copy of our forthcoming book Between Heather and Grass via our Cover Reveal post.

We closed entries yesterday afternoon in order to prepare individual cards for today’s draw. The idea was that Pearl and Eivor would pull one card out of the hat each.

Pearl wanted to go first:

a blue and white whippet in a jumper on a dog bed
a white dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Anne' written on

Congratulations to Anne Leueen from HorseAddict!

Next, it was Eivor’s turn:

a black whippet in a jumper with his nose in a woolly hat with pink cards
a black dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Cathy' written on

Congratulations to Cathy Ryan from Between the Lines Books ‘n’ Stuff!

I wanted to take another picture of Eivor when Pearl made a bee-line for the hat and flicked a third pink card on the floor.

They both looked at me as if to say there’s another name from the hat.

a blue and white whippet tipping pink cards out of a woolly hat

We decided it would only be fair to let this one count too:

a white dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Pearly Greyhound' written on

Congratulations to Pearly Greyhound from Annabelle Franklin’s blog The Literate Lurcher!

A very big thank you again to all of you who participated. Our book is officially released into the world tomorrow and will be available in paperback, ebook and Kindle editions.

We are publishing a special Book Launch post tomorrow in co-ordination with the children’s cancer charity we’re supporting. This is also the day our dedicated Between Heather and Grass page will go live.

Congratulations to all three winners. If Annabelle, Anne and Cathy can get in touch via email or via the Contacts Page, we will get signed copies out in the post to you on Monday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Architect

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

50 thoughts on “Names from the Hat”

      1. πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€— your book has landed today in my kindle and WOW !!! It is amazing, I worried slightly that the photographs might not be as vibrant but they are WONDERFUL as soon as I started looking through it I felt my heart lift and I felt excited. A great job, you should be very proud of yourselves. Thank you, I hope it brings in lots of money for your chosen charities, in fact I’m going to purchase the hard copy too for my bookcase. ❀️❀️❀️

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      2. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Elaine and we’re so happy you love the book! πŸ™‚πŸ’œ It’s great to hear it looks good on kindle and we hope you’ll enjoy the paperback version too. Thank you so much for your support! πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. I am absolutely delighted to be a winner! Thank you Xenia and also Thank You Pearl!! I am looking forward to getting my copy. I shall take it to the barn and read some sections to Biasini. I bet he will like it too!

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    1. Congratulations dear Anne and it’s a true pleasure πŸ™‚πŸ’œ We’ll put a copy in the post to you on Monday and hope you and Biasini will enjoy reading the book in the barn! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. Aww thank you so much dear Pearly and Annabelle and many congratulations! πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸŽ‰ We will put a copy in the post to you on Monday and wish you both a wonderful weekend! πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. We received our prize yesterday! Many thanks to Pearl and Eivor for picking Pearly Greyhound’s name – she is proud to be a winner, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the book. I love the way it follows the seasons. At the moment it’s cold, wet and windy here and it’s lovely to open your book at the beginning and remind myself that spring exists! Thank you so much. xxx ❀ ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you dear Annabelle, so happy our book has landed safely in Pearly’s paws! The weather has turned cold here too and it’s lovely to relive the warmth of other seasons. Wishing you happy reading and please give Pearly a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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      1. Any Human Being
        With A Conscience
        At Least Is Actually
        Physically Stronger With Truth
        (Really Science Studies Show this)
        As Truth’s Hope A Place Away from
        Fear Weak…
        That ReAlly
        Loves to Rise
        Above DarK..:)

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