Meet Lynyrd Skynyrd, a cute little Puggle, belonging to Ed Gellock. He’s so cute in fact, that Ed captured his antics on camera and turned them into a book:
What’s Your Name? Life as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Dog.
Interesting title, don’t you think? Here’s the story behind it, straight from the author:
“My book is about our dog Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd is named after one of the most popular and successful Southern Rock Bands in history. I have always been a fan of Southern Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd in particular. Our Lynyrd Skynyrd is part pug and part beagle which makes him a Puggle. It’s a book for kids or dog lovers, which tells the story of how Lynyrd joined our family and enriched our lives.”
Ed had another motive for writing this book; to benefit a good cause:
“Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds“
Proceeds from the first 1000 book sales will be donated to animal charities.
He was kind enough to send me a copy of his book and it was a delight to read. Thanks, Ed!
I’m always happy to spread the word about helping animals in need as well.
Let’s hear from Ed himself :
What gave you the initial idea to write this book?
I was compiling pictures of Lynyrd that I had on my computer into one central location (file album) and thought I could tell a story about him. After the pictures were all in one location, the words just came for the book. Granted, it’s not a novel but it is a joyful recollection of Lynyrd’s arrival into our lives.
How many copies have sold to date?
Unfortunately, the book has only sold around 100 copies thus far. I was hoping for a better sales total; especially with the “Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds” Initiative that I have created. I did this for fun and was never looking to get rich from the book, but did intend to enrich the lives of abused animals from the donations to local animal shelters from my author proceeds.
Which charities are benefitting from the donations?
Having a pet is a commitment. It’s a shame some people think it’s a hobby and when they get tired of their responsibility they just dump their animal. If that animal is lucky enough to make it to a shelter and be adopted, hopefully they will have a better life. Local animal shelters have received cash donations from my author proceeds. In addition to cash donations my wife and I always donate old blankets, towels, etc. to the animal shelters.
Whoever reads this;
PLEASE contribute locally to your area shelters or
purchase my book to “Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds”.
Have you written any other books?
Yes, I have a book out via kindle. It’s also about our Puggle Lynyrd Skynyrd and it’s called “My Backyard Friends”. Both books can be found at Amazon.com
Does Lynyrd enjoy having his picture taken?
Lynyrd doesn’t mind picture taking at all. I just wish I was quicker with the shots because I’ve missed some classic photos.
Are you planning more books about Lynyrd in future?
Yes, I do have an Acrostic type book about Lynyrd almost completed. The book will be titled “I’m Puggle-Licious”.
Where to buy the book:
TATE PUBLISHING AMAZON.COM ** BARNES & NOBLE
** Also available at: Amazon.ca Amazon.co.uk Amazon.in
Ed Gellock lives on a lake in Texas with his wife, Mindy, and their loveable, memorable puggle, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Connect with him here:
And now, heeeeeere’s Lynyrd!
Please get the book and help animals in need. It’s a good thing, wouldn’t you say?
Looking forward to your comments!