Westie Christmas cartoon: Santa’s on his way

Westie Christmas cartoon: Santa’s on his way

Woofings, furiends, and a furry merry Christmas to you!

I hope that Santa finds you – wherever you are! He certainly seems to find me when I’m on my sailing holibobs.

(Remember, here in New Zealand it is summer at Christmas time, because we live south of the equator. So I often get to celebrate Christmas on the boat and in the sunshine!)

Minnie The Westie Christmas cartoon.

Minnie The Westie - Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!Do you like this westie Christmas cartoon?

There are more westie smiles where this came from!

This cartoon is from my book ‘Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation’… check it out on Amazon.com and other online bookstores!

(In the book, you’ll find out if Santa found me – and if so – what I got for Christmas… plus many more adventures!)

Season’s woofings,

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Westie cartoon: Christmas turkey

Westie cartoon: Christmas turkey

Woofings, furiends!

This month’s westie cartoon is loosely based on my sailing adventures! (Remember, here in New Zealand, Christmas falls in the summer holidays, because we are in the Southern Hemisphere and the seasons are reversed.)

Yes, there really are wild turkeys… *drools*… Unfortunately I have never been up close to one, as mum and dad won’t let me chase them. Spoilsports!

Minnie The Westie cartoon: Christmas turkey

Minnie The Westie - Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A Cartoon West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

Do you like this westie cartoon?

There are more westie smiles where this came from!

This cartoon is from my book ‘Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation’… check it out on Amazon.com and other online bookstores!

(In the book, you’ll find out if I got turkey for Christmas or not!)

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Westie cartoon: cat confusion

Westie cartoon: cat confusion

This Minnie The Westie cartoon seems appropriate right now, seeing as I have been enjoying watching the America’s Cup sailing regatta… The teams were competing on 72′ catamarans!

Minnie The Westie cartoon - cat confusion

(And yes, when I go on sailing holibobs, I do rather miss seeing – and chasing – cats!)

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Pawsome reader reviews on my new cartoon book!

Pawsome reader reviews on my new cartoon book!

Minnie The Westie - Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!Thank you so much for all the pawsome reader reviews I’ve received on my new cartoon book!

It looks like ‘Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation’ is quite the sensation – thanks to you!

I’ve had a number of wuffly emails, and best of all, there are some pawsome reviews on Amazon.

So if you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of my new book, the reviews give you an idea of what to expect:

Reviews on Amazon.com:

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Amazon.co.uk:

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5 stars reviews all round…. That is totally pawsome! Thank you, lovely Minnie fans! *crazy fast tail wagging*

Please do leave a review if you haven’t yet done so… even if it’s just a couple of sentences, it helps other readers to find my books and make a decision whether they’d like it or not. Thanks! 🙂

That’s not all!

My cartoon book also got featured in Boating New Zealand magazine – an otherwise strange place for a cartoon dog to appear, but pawfect for a sailor dog!

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Where can you get Minnie The Westie’s cartoon books?

My new cartoon book is in paperback format, and is currently available from Amazon.com andAmazon.co.uk.

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Sailor dog suppawts America’s Cup team!

Sailor dog suppawts America’s Cup team!

Apawlogies for being quite over the past few weeks… not only have I been resting up after my book recent book launch, but I have been busy watching the America’s Cup sailing regatta on TV! (I am a keen sailor dog, after all!)

My home team, Emirates Team New Zealand, did well but not quite well enough to win.

It was a very nerve-wracking event that went on for a number of weeks!

I watched nearly every race… and I was very sad when my team didn’t win.

Minnie The Westie suppawts Team New Zealand in the America's Cup 2013

Watching avidly… Please don’t interrupt me… OMD I can’t look any more… *grump, they lost*…

 

Don’t worry, I’m over my grump now!

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Announcing my new cartoon dog book “Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation”

Announcing my new cartoon dog book “Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation”

Woofings!

I am pawleased to announce the launch of my second cartoon dog book. It is called:

Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation

The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

Minnie The Westie - Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

This is my new book, it’s called: Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

 

Mum and I started work on this about two years ago, so we’ve been working towards this launch for a long time now. It’s been a lot of work! (Mostly for mum!)

The cartoons are based on my real life sailing adventures…

Cornelia Luethi, author of the Minnie The Westie books, pictured with the real life Minnie.

Cornelia Luethi, author of the Minnie The Westie books, pictured with the real life Minnie.

Regular readers of my blog will have seen lots of photos of me sailing.

My mum and dad have a small sailboat, and we go cruising on it every summer for two or three weeks. (We also race the boat every two weeks, so yeah, I’m an experienced sailor dog!)

As you can imagine, I have some pawsome adventures when we’re cruising – on the boat, and on land.

So come and join me on my adventures at sea… don’t worry if you’ve never been on a boat before, I’m an experienced sailor dog, so you’re in good paws!

Note: some of the cartoons are based on real life adventures, others are figments of mum’s imagination… I’ll let you decide what’s real and what’s just for giggles! 😉

Details of Minnie’s new cartoon dog book…

The book is in paperback format, and is currently available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Other online bookstores will also be selling it, from end September/early October 2013 onwards.

Come and join me on my adventures at sea!

Come and join me on my adventures at sea!

Title: Minnie The Westie – Sailor Dog Vacation: The Adventures Of A Cartoon West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

Author: Cornelia Luethi

ISBN: 978-0473246723

Publisher: FX Marketing Limited

Format: Paperback (6 x 9″), 94 pages

Language: English

Contains 85 black-and-white cartoons.

Go to Amazon.com Go to Amazon.co.uk

Coming soon…

Kindle eBook: A Kindle edition is planned for later in the year; this will most likely be available from October 2013.

New Minnie Merchandise designs: There will be some new Minnie Merchandise designs available soon, too! So much MinnieMania!!

Facebook-pawBe sure to “like” my Facebook Page as well… Whilst Minnie Mail goes out once a month, I’m updating my Facebook Page several times a week!

Thank you for your interest in my cartoons!

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Book release: Sailor dog vacation – cartoon book for dog lovers of all ages

Book release: Sailor dog vacation – cartoon book for dog lovers of all ages

Auckland author Cornelia Luethi is launching her second cartoon book, “Minnie The Westie: Sailor Dog Vacation – The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!” on 2 September 2013. The cartoons are based on Cornelia’s real-life dog, Minnie, a West Highland White Terrier, who enjoys sailing.

Minnie The Westie - sailor dog vacation cartoon book

Announcing Minnie The Westie’s second cartoon book.

Minnie The Westie lives in Auckland, New Zealand – a place known as “The City Of Sails”. Minnie goes cruising on her owners’ sailboat for her summer vacation, and the cartoons depict the adventures through a dog’s eyes.

Like the first Minnie The Westie book, the cartoons appeal to dog lovers of all ages. “I get fan emails from seven year-old children, right through to mature-aged people,” says author Cornelia Luethi.

“Minnie The Westie has a broad appeal, much like Snoopy or Garfield.”

Minnie The Westie has a particularly strong following in the US and UK, especially on Facebook and Twitter, where the cartoon dog enjoys a loyal following.

“Dogs have the ability to charm people and make them feel good about themselves, and it’s those feel-good qualities I wanted to convey in the cartoons. But dogs can be naughty, too, so there’s definitely some of that in the Minnie The Westie cartoons as well,” says Cornelia Luethi.

“Minnie The Westie: Sailor Dog Vacation – The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!” is available as a paperback from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk from 2 September 2013 (ISBN 978-0-473-24672-3).

A Kindle eBook will be available from October 2013.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Cornelia Luethi (Author and Publisher)

Email: cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz

Photographs and cartons: high-resolution photographs and cartoons are available on request.

Website: www.MinnieTheWestie.com

Note to Editors

About Minnie, the real-life West Highland Terrier

Cornelia Luethi, author of the Minnie The Westie books, pictured with the real life Minnie.

Cornelia Luethi, author of the Minnie The Westie books, pictured with the real life Minnie.

Minnie is a pedigree West Highland White Terrier living in Auckland, New Zealand… known as the “City of Sails”. Minnie sails regularly, participating in fortnightly Richmond Yacht Club races (snoozing in the cabin) all year round. In summer Minnie goes cruising around the Hauraki Gulf with her owners on their Elliott 7.9m keelboat, called “FX”.

About Cornelia Luethi

Swiss-born Cornelia Luethi has emigrated twice in her life: first to England, where she was educated, then later she moved to Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland has been her home for over ten years, where Cornelia enjoys sailing.

Minnie The Westie - cartoon westie book

This is the first Minnie The Westie cartoon book, which enjoys 5-star reviews on Amazon.com.

Although Cornelia enjoyed drawing at school, she only picked up her sketchbook again in 2010, which is when she created the Minnie The Westie cartoon character.

Cornelia is a self-employed author, copywriter and marketing consultant.

The first Minnie The Westie book was launched in September 2011, entitled “Minnie The Westie – The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog” (ISBN 978-0-473-19504-5).

This first book enjoys positive reviews and a 5-star rating on Amazon.com.

Reviews for Minnie The Westie

 

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Westie cartoon: Minnie goes sailing!

Westie cartoon: Minnie goes sailing!

Pawsome news! The cartoons for my second book are all finished, and I am waiting for the proof of the book to arrive from the pawrinter! Once I have that I’ll be able to let you know when the cartoon dog book will be available

The new book will be called:

Minnie The Westie: Sailor Dog Vacation – The Adventures Of a West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

(Yes, they are dog cartoons based on my real life sailing adventures! Oh, the fun I have…!)

This month’s dog cartoon is from my new book… it gives you an idea of how much fun I have on the boat!

Minnie The Westie cartoon: minnie goes sailing to a new bay

Till next time! And remember to get on the Minnie Mail list (it’s free!) for updates on my book!

Love ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Pawsome book cover reveal!

Pawsome book cover reveal!

Exciting news! The cartoons for my second book are all finished, and I am waiting for the book proof to arrive from the printer!

I can reveal that the new book will be called:

Minnie The Westie: Sailor Dog Vacation – The Adventures Of a West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog At Sea!

(Yes, they are cartoons based on my real life sailing adventures! Oh, the fun I have…!)

I did want to show you the book cover, but clumsy ol’ me dropped a load of bones on it! (It’s tough sometimes having paws rather than thumbs!)

Oh no, I've dropped bones all over the cover of my new book! *nom nom nom*

So I will nom my way through the bones, and will repawt back on progress on my Facebook Page.

You’ll see a bit more of my new book cover every few days or so… I have to pace myself, or I’ll get indogestion!

Head on over to my Facebook Page, and click “Like”, and see my updates!

Love ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Impawtant information for Minnie Mail readers using Gmail

Impawtant information for Minnie Mail readers using Gmail

Gmail has recently made some changes to the way it handles email, by setting up a “tabbed” In Box. Gmail now sorts your email into different categories, such as Primary, Promotions, Social, Updates, etc. (If your Gmail account doesn’t have this yet, it’ll be coming soon as a default.)

Minnie Mail automatically gets put into the “Promotions” tab

… and there is nothing that I can do about this. (Google doesn’t listen to dogs often enough!)

Pawhaps you are quite happy with Minnie Mail going to the Promotions tab.

If not, there are 2 things you can do:

1. Either: Make Gmail put Minnie Mail in your “Primary” tab:

  1. Click on the “Promotions” tab
  2. Find one of my emails and drag it to the “Primary” tab.  Then, make sure you click “Yes” when the alert pops up.  Do this for any of the emails you want to see right away.

2. Or: Get rid of tabs altogether, if you find them annoying:

If you want to remove these new tabs, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the “Settings” box in the upper right hand corner of your inbox and select “Settings.”
  2. Click on “Configure Inbox” and unselect all of the categories except “Primary” and then save your changes.

Here is more information from Google on how to do those things: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/3055016?hl=en-GB&p=inboxtabs&rd=1

I’m looking forward to staying in touch with you!

Love ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

 

PS. Would you like to get Minnie Mail – but you’re not on the list yet?

Here’s where you can get Minnie Mail –  it’s free and fun! You can sign up here (or click here for more details):

 

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