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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Do you enjoy Minnie the Westie cartoons?

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a book full of smiles!

Go on, buy someone a smile today! 🙂

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

 

To link to this post, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/book-release-sailor-dog-vacation-cartoon-book-for-dog-lovers-of-all-ages

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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Do you enjoy Minnie the Westie cartoons?

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a book full of smiles!

Go on, buy someone a smile today! 🙂

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):

 

To link to this post, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/impawtant-information-for-minnie-mail-readers-using-gmail

 

Minnie The Westie now has her own YouTube channel!

Minnie The Westie now has her own YouTube channel!

Woof woof, yes, I’m now on YouTube!

Here’s the link to my Channel: please visit it and click “Subscribe”, so you’ll see my new videos and updates!

Here are the very first Minnie The Westie videos… these are of the real life Minnie The Westie, I am giving mum puppy eyes in the hope that she makes some cartoon videos too! Watch this space!

Do Westies have the cutest doggy butts?

My humans think that Westies have the cutest doggy butts.

Yes, my humans are weird, but they do have a point. 😉

What do you think?

Mum recorded and edited this video on her iPhone, using techniques she learnt from iPhone Video Hero.

Minnie The Westie’s pawsome beach adventure!

Join me on a fun-packed outting to the beach!

Again, mum shot this video on her iPhone, but edited it on her Mac using iMovie. It is pretty pawsome!

Please do share these videos with your furiends – spread those smiles… and a bit of MinnieMania!

Till next time!

Love ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

To link to this post, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/minnie-the-westie-youtube-channel

 


 

Do you enjoy Minnie the Westie cartoons?

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a book full of smiles!

Go on, buy someone a smile today! 🙂

I’ve received a Pet’s Choice Award for my dog cartoons!

I’ve received a Pet’s Choice Award for my dog cartoons!

Pet's Choice Award BadgeOMD, I got a very exciting email this week: my mum (and personal cartoonist) Cornelia Luethi has received a Pet’s Choice Award for her dog cartoons of me, Minnie The Westie! The MinnieMania is spreading across the world! *does zoomies with excitement*

The announcement was made here, in this article on ‘100 Years of Amazingly Talented Pet Cartoonists‘.

Minnie The Westie dog cartoons by Cornelia Luethi

Yes, mum blushed rather a lot at that!

She was very flattered indeed for her dog cartoons to be mentioned in an article alongside Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. (Garfield was her hero when she was a young girl… yeah, I know he’s a cat, but he’s a very cool cat.) Also Charles Schulz, creator of Snoopy, the most famous cartoon dog (to date!). 😉

Thank you very much to Healthy Paws for the recognition – you are pawsome!

Wags ‘n’ big sloppy nose licks,

Minnie x

To link to this post, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/pets-choice-award-for-dog-cartoons

 


 

Do you enjoy Minnie the Westie cartoons?

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a book full of smiles!

Go on, buy someone a smile today! 🙂

Compawtition! Win a pawtographed Minnie The Westie book!

Compawtition! Win a pawtographed Minnie The Westie book!

Minnie The Westie - book cover

Win a pawtographed paperback copy of my book!

To mark the one-year birthday of my cartoon book, I’m running my first ever compawtition! *super-fast tail-wags*

Sorry, this compawtition is now closed. If you’d like email updates (cartoons, offers, dog jokes and other fun Minnie The Westie stuff), please sign up for Minnie Mail! *wags*

The prizes:

There are 2 pawtographed copies of my paperback ‘Minnie The Westie’ cartoon book to be won. The books will be mailed to wherever in the world you live.

One book is for existing Minnie Mail subscribers who enter this compawtition; the other copy is for new Minnie Mail subscribers who sign up as a result of this compawtition.

Entering is easy:

Step 1: Tell me your dog’s name!

I’d love to know your dogs’ names!

You see, I’m going to compile a list of Westie dog names, and for that I need your help.

(I think it’s very cute to have a list of all of your names! And think how helpful that will be for anyone thinking of getting a Westie!)

Note: If you don’t have a dog, you can still enter the compawtition.

Step 2: Get Minnie Mail (it’s free and fun!)

Minnie Mail is fun! Each month I send an email with my Cartoon of the Month, some dog jokes, and my other news and announcements.

Your details are kept secure, and won’t be passed onto anyone else: I value you pawrivacy. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each issue of Minnie Mail.

Pawsome CompawtitionCompawtition entry form instructions

Just fill in the form below… when you click “Submit” you’ll be directed to a Minnie Mail sign up form. Add your details, and then verify your sign up by clicking the verification link in the email you’ll receive. (This is an anti-spam measure.)

Already on the Minnie Mail list? No need to sign up again, you’re good to go! (If in doubt, you can try signing up again – my robots will tell you if you’re already on the list!)

Terms and Conditions: are at the bottom of this page; scroll down to read them.

Sorry, this compawtition is now closed. If you’d like email updates (cartoons, offers, dog jokes and other fun Minnie The Westie stuff), please sign up for Minnie Mail! *wags*

Good luck in the compawtition, my furiend!

Wags ‘n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

 

Terms and Conditions

The prize consists of two pawtographed paperback copies of my Minnie The Westie cartoon book:

  • One book is for existing Minnie Mail subscribers (as at 29 September 2012) who enter this competition. There is a separate prize for these people as a ‘thank you’ for your loyal readership. (And that way you can tell your furiends about the compawtition without it affecting your own chances of winning!)
  • The second book is for new, verified Minnie Mail subscribers who enter this competition.

The same email address must be used for the entry form and for Minnie Mail; otherwise I won’t be able to match up your entries!

The books will be pawtographed by the author (i.e. my mum, Cornelia Luethi) as well as by me (with a bit of help from mum!). The prize includes posting the book to you, wherever you are in the world. Delivery times of the prizes are at the mercy of the global mail delivery networks, and no promises or guarantees are made in regard to delivery times. No responsibility is accepted for damaged or undelivered prizes. The prizes aren’t transferable nor exchangeable.

Closing date for entries: 11.59pm on Monday 5th November 2012 (GMT/UTC)… so remember remember the fifth of November! 😉

The winners will be drawn at random from all complete entries, who are active, verified subscribers on the Minnie Mail email subscription list at the time the draw is made. The winner will be drawn and will be notified by email within 3 days of the closing date.

When I email the prize winner, you’ll be asked to supply your mailing address and if you would like the pawtograph to be made out to a specific name. You will also be asked if you would like to email me a photograph of your dog (if you have one) that I can use on this website and on my Facebook page. You are under no obligation to email me a photograph, but it would be really nice if you could send me one. 🙂 Whether I use the photograph or not will be at my discretion. (Hint: if it’s a nice photo, I’ll use it! If it’s blurred or inappropriate, it won’t be used.)

If this information is not obtained from a prize winner within 7 days, the winner forfeits the prize and it will be re-drawn until a winner is found. The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost entries or missing emails.

By entering this competition, you agree to (a) let me publish your dog’s name (if you have a dog), and (b) let me publish your name as the winner of this competition. And if you supply a photograph, to let me publish it (you retain the copyright). These items may be published on this website; in Minnie Mail; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; and other social media channels. No responsibility is accepted for other people sharing, downloading or otherwise using these items.

Although only Westie names will be published on this website, this competition is open to everyone. If you have more dogs than the entry form allows, you may email me additional names at minniethewestie@gmail.com. Please indicate if these dogs are Westies or not, and if they’re male or female. Irrespective of how many dog names you enter, only one entry per email address is accepted.

The Promoter of this competition is FX Marketing Limited (New Zealand). These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.

The Promoter is not responsible for and entrants release and hold the Promoter harmless for: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorised human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which injury or damage may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion.

By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

PS. Tell your friends about this compawtition!

I will give you extra sloppy nose licks and tail wags if you tell your furiends about this compawtition!

Just use the links below to send a peemail, or use your favourite social media channel.

 

To link to this page, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/compawtition-win-a-pawtographed-minnie-the-westie-book

 

Announcing: “Hypnotise-Eyes” – a new range of Minnie The Westie gifts!

Announcing: “Hypnotise-Eyes” – a new range of Minnie The Westie gifts!

One of the favourite cartoons from my book is this one, with me working my Hypnotise-Eyes on dad:

Minnie The Westie cartoon #0031

Hypnotise-Eyes are a pawsome thing to have: for humans, as well as dogs!

If you like your food (and you’re proud of it), then it’s time to unleash your Hypnotise-Eyes on the world with my new range of Minnie Merchandise!

As well as the Hypnotise-Eyes being a new design, there’s also a fab range of new westie gifts.

My personal favourite westie gifts are:

Pet food bowls… available in large and small sizes. (See the pet food bowls here.)

westie gifts: Minnie The Westie hypnotise-eyes pet food bowl

Baby’s bibs... pawfect for hungry little humans! Available in a range of colours/designs. (See this specific product – OR – view all children’s products .)

westie gifts: Minnie The Westie Hypnotise-Eyes bib

Maternity t-shirts… for ladies with a growing appetite! Available in a range of colours/designs. (See this specific product – OR – view all women’s wear.)

westie gifts: Minnie The Westie hypnotise-eyes maternity t-shirt

Thermos food jar… pawfect for storing your noms in when you’re at school or at work! (See this specific product – OR – view all home and office products.)

westie gifts: Minnie The Westie hypnotise-eyes thermos food jar

… Plus lots more westie gifts!

  • Water bottles: 0.35L, 0.6L and 1.0L stainless steel bottles as well as plastic water bottles
  • Kids’ clothing: t-shirts, pyjamas, etc.
  • Women’s clothing: including plus-size t-shirts
  • Bags:  including recyclable shopping bags and tote bags.
  • Homewares: mugs, tile coasters, aprons.
  • Office stuff: mouse pads, a calendar, journals, laptop skins.

 View the whole Hypnotise-Eyes range here in my CafePress store! >>

Go on, work those Hypnotise-Eyes and see how many noms you can score!

Wags and nose licks,

 

PS. Yes, my previous range of Minnie Merchandise is still available! It’s right here.

PPS. I can confirm that the merchandise range is pawsome!

Mum and I have purchased numerous Minnie Merchandise products and they are great quality. And if for any reason you’re not 100% happy, there’s a Satisfaction Guarantee with 100% Money Back.

*wag wag*

 

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Minnie The Westie cartoon book now available from The Book Depository

Minnie The Westie’s cartoon book is now available from The Book Depository

Minnie The Westie - book cover

Minnie The Westie's paperback book is now available from The Book Depository with free shipping worldwide.

Have you discovered The Book Depository yet?

It is an online bookstore that offers free shipping worldwide… how cool is that!

So if you love books but hate the fact that shipping is nearly as expensive (or more expensive) than what you’re buying, you should definitely check out The Book Depository.

Especially as they’re now selling my paperback book, ‘Minnie The Westie: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog‘… check it out!

Love ‘n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

To link to this post, use: http://www.minniethewestie.com/the-book-depository

 

Minnie The Westie is now on Pinterest!

Minnie The Westie is now on Pinterest!

Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It is a new social media website that’s all about “pinning” pictures you find inspiring or funny to your virtual pin boards.

You can pin:

  • Your own photos, via your phone (if you have their app) or your compawter.
  • Photos you find online… that’s why this website now has a little “Pin It” button at the bottom of every page, to make pinning easy for you.
  • Re-pin onto your own boards what other people have already pinned. You can also “like” and comment on their pins.

… It is a lot of fun!

Follow me on Pinterest!

To follow me on Pinterest, you need a Pinterest account… you can request an invitation from them.

Then, when you’ve set up your account, just visit my profile at http://pinterest.com/minniethewestie/ and click “Follow”! It’s that easy.

I am currently pinning lots of Westie photos, other cute dog photos, my westie cartoons, dog humour and cool Westie products.

Minnie The Westie on Pinterest

Some of my Pinterest pins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you there!

Love ‘n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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