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11/15/09

PUPPY PROFILE with ENZO From THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN



20 QUESTIONS WITH ENZO
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein


1. What breed(s) are you?
Taxonomy is overrated. I refuse to be categorized by arbitrary human labels.


2. Favorite place to sleep?
A sunny spot by a window on a cold day.

3. Favorite food?
Pancakes.

4. How did you find your home?
Good manifesting.

5. Favorite thing to chew?
I like to practice chewing with my mouth closed, like a person.

6. Indoors or Outdoors?
Out.

7. Any thoughts on clothes for dogs?
Humiliating and degrading. My advice is to stay away from that sort of thing.

8. Dog Trainers: Friend or Foe?
It's important to stay healthy through an active lifestyle.

9. Hair cuts or the natural look?
I am what I am, and what I am needs no explaining.

10. Do you like baths?
Never.

11. Favorite place to watch your territory from?
A race car.

12. What cute thing do you do for a treat?
I don't do cute things for treats. If you love me, let me know. If you don't, then let me go.

13. What most do you like to bark at?
Crows.

14. Cats: Take them or leave them?
Take them and leave them where? I'd be happy to.

15. Would you chase a squirrel right now if you could?
I will always chase a squirrel. I'll try not to catch him this time.

16. If you catch something, what do you do with it?
Depends on the thing. See above.

17. Do you have any more adventures planned?
Life is a highway; I'm gonna ride it all night long.

18. Do you prefer to walk or go for a car ride?
A car ride, of course.

19. If you could do one thing right now, what would it be?
A car ride, of course.

20. What book would like to chew the cover off?
Anything by Cesar Millan. If he does that finger pokey thing with me and that funny noise he makes, he's looking for trouble. Et tu, Brute?


If you haven't read The Art of Racing in The Rain....you need to!  I fell in love with Enzo and you need to as well.  If you have read the book then his answers will make complete sense to you.

And if you haven't -- I am giving away a $10 Amazon e-gift-card so you can order your own copy!  You must have an email address to win.
Giveaway end 11.30.09

Please leave a comment here to enter with a way for me to contact you.

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71 comments:

  1. LOL @ Enzo's #14 comment. Thanks for this fun Q&A Mary!!

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  2. Thanks Monica -- this is one ZEN dog.

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  3. +1This book DOES look great. I keep seeing it in stores, but it seems to always get shelved in lieu of another one! I'd love to enter to win the gift card!

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  4. ...And I just realized that I was supposed to leave separate comments.

    So count this one for the Sidebar Link...

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  5. ....and this one for following! Thanks!

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  6. Love reading these interviews....too funny :)

    Jen - Nettr

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  7. What an adorable puppy. I'm sure that book will make me cry!

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  8. I love reading these:) Such great fun. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!
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  9. I am also a follower.
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  10. I am also a subscriber:)
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  11. What a funny dog:) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
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  12. No need to enter me, doll. I'm thinking Enzo would get along well with my Trevor, however.

    All posted at Win a Book! Thanks for the link!

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  13. LOL. Love the interview! So cute and yet true! I have not had the pleasure of reading this title as of yet, but have definitely noticed the cover in stores...what can I say, I love dogs! Please count me in for the contest....

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  14. +1 - link on blog sidebar under contests (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)

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  15. +1 - tweet tweet! (http://twitter.com/GRgenius/status/5769932682)

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  16. Loved the book. Loved the interview. Thanks.

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  17. love your blog...

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  18. Great interview! I'd love to be in the drawing...

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  19. This book sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  20. Love his ears! Looks like he has a great personality.
    The book looks great! Will put it on my reading/Christmas list.
    :o)
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  21. I follow your blog.

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  22. Please count me in.

    I am a new follower.

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  23. Sounds good!
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  24. I like reading anything that has to do with animals

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  25. I follow.

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  27. +1 I'm thinking that Enzo probably wouldn't enjoy one of those pet snuggies. :) I've already read the book, and I enjoyed it too.

    +2 New follower.

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  28. What a cute interview! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. This book is on my TBR shelf - I've heard such great things about it. Love the interview! Enzo certainly sounds like he's got some attitude - love it!

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  32. Love the first answer about breed! Thank you.
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  33. This book has been in my TBR for a long time. Why haven't I read it? Please enter me to win the gift cert.

    Thanks

    JJ@FR

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  34. This sounds like a book I would enjoy.
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  35. +2 new follower
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  36. I am a new follower - this books does look good and I have not had the opportunity to read it yet!

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  37. Mmmm... pancakes! YUMMY!
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  38. I've always been a DOG person and Enzo definately is a great straight party in this Q & A book.
    Please enter me in your drawing.

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  39. Sleeping in a sunny spot by a window on a cold day is definitely nice!!

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  40. Count me in please!
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  41. follower

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  42. Back to say hello!!
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  43. I want to read this so badly!

    +2 New follower
    Thanks for the great contest!

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  44. Happy Friday!!!

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  45. I am a follower who has this book on her tumbling TBR pile. I hear it calling next.
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  46. Back to enter again:) Thanks!
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  47. Hope you're having a nice lazy sunday :)

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  48. Have a great week! :)
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  49. I would love it if you'd bark at the pigeons that like to hang out on my balcony :P

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  50. I am going to check out this book.

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  51. How are we doing today? :)
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  52. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I'd love to win the amazon GC and if i did I'd go right out and get Enzo's book. Probably will anyway whether I win or not.

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  53. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    New follower

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  54. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    New follower

    2/2


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  55. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  56. Enjoy Black Friday!
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  57. Please enter me!

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  58. Have a great Saturday!
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  59. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  60. New follower #1

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  61. New follower #2

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  62. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/6143908024

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  63. Enjoy December :)
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  64. We are getting a dog in the Spring and I am now tempted to call it Enzo, though, I would prefer Latte or Mocha bt my young daughters want Kiera...the dog will be technically theirs, bt I know it will fall upon me to care for it- a Lab, most likely. So, now, I want to be a good role model for the dog, in case he/she decides to come back as me...I hope he/she finds a partner whom won't nag her/him as much as my DH does about my books...bt reading is good, so I plan to read to our dog. Tks Mary, great story...my girls would really like this book since they love animals and National Geographic specials.
    Clio

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  65. I loved this book. I have 2 dogs and I often think of Enzo and his stories. Especially the fact that dogs are really closer humans then monkeys!

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  66. I finished reading this book a few weeks ago. I thought it was a book about Enzo, but it was so much more. A book about family, lost love and betrayal. It was beautifully written and I thought Enzo did a great job as narrator. =)

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