Saturday, July 31, 2010

Whooo hoooo! Check out the August issue of Parents Magazine

I am so excited that my friend, Angelica, and me, are featured in this month’s issue of
Parents Magazine in the full page article, “Kindergartner Saves Dad from Burning Home.” How cool is that?

From what Firefighter Dayna tells me, the magazine is seen by over 15.3 million people. How cool is that?

The article shares the story of how my friend, Angelica, was able to save herself and her dad, Kenneth, from their burning home. Angelica had attended a fire safety presentation at her school that Firefighter Dayna and I did, just two months prior. Angelica said that she "knew exactly what to do” to save herself and her father by crawling low under the smoke to get out of the house. Isn't that pawesome?

To learn more about me, visit my website!

Printable version of Press Release

Story from my friend, Beverley Walker

My good friend, Beverley, shared this wonderful photo with me.

Bev is a fire safety educator and uses my book,
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, when she reads to children. What is really fun about this photo, is that the teacher and students didn't know that Bev was going to be reading our book and that Bev personally knew Sparkles. Imagine Bev's surprise when they handed her this poster!

Pawsome, Bev! Thanks for sharing!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and Author Dayna Hilton Celebrating Release!

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and Author Dayna Hilton are celebrating the release of the 2nd edition of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog! After a successful print of 15,000 of the first edition, the new edition is now available by ordering at your local bookstore and on

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Daryn Kagan Makes Inspirational Video about Sparkles the FIre Safety Dog

High paw to Daryn Kagan for helping share my story and the fire safety message! I'd also like to thank Daryn for including me in her second book, all about inspiring animals and featuring her 3-legged wonder cat, Tripod that will be published by Guideposts Books in April 2011. I am truly honored!

Daryn Kagan is the creator and host of, an inspirational online community that features a daily Web cast of stories that, "Show the World What is Possible." has become a daily destination for thousands of Internet users who seek news stories that inspire. Launched in November 2006, the Atlanta Journal Constitution described as "a lively gathering spot," while the Boston Globe noted is "bucking the media tide," with its "emphasis on stories that illustrate the triumph of the human spirit."

Before heading into cyberspace, Daryn anchored both news and sports for CNN. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "CNN mainstay," Daryn traveled the world during her 12-year tenure at CNN, and reported live on-site during numerous global events, including the war in Iraq from Kuwait. Daryn also reported from Africa during a 10-day tour with rock band U2's Bono and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, and provided the CNN News networks with in-depth reports on AIDS and famine. Her reports were featured on, along with a daily blog that chronicled her reports, experiences, and travels in Africa. Additionally, Daryn reported from across the U.S. to cover numerous Presidential elections, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, and the hunt for the Washington, D.C. sniper.

Daryn was on the air live during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She reported throughout that day and covered the unfolding event from CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, as well as from the network's Washington, D.C., bureau, as the crisis turned into a search-and-rescue mission that evolved into a war on terrorism. Before joining the news team on CNN, Daryn served as a news anchor and reporter for CNN/Sports Illustrated, the 24-hour sports news network from CNN and Sports Illustrated, covering such major events as the Super Bowl, the NBA playoffs and international figure skating.

To read more inspirational stories, visit Daryn's site HERE.

Thanks, Daryn!

Stay safe everyone!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog Checking out Cesar's Way Magazine

My best fur buddy friend, Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog, couldn't wait to see the July 2010 issue of Cesar's Way Magazine, so I sent her a copy, since she lives kinda far from a pet or book store.

Thanks for sending me these really pawsome pictures Frankie! And, I can't wait to see your copy of Woman's World that is getting ready to come out in 10 DAYS!!!! Whooo hoooo!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on Lola Belle, the Canine Correspondent's Blog!

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on Lola Belle, the Canine Correspondent's blog!

Thank you to my good friend, Lola Belle, for a wonderful interview! Read the interview HERE!

I made Lola Belle an Honorary Fire Safety Dog today! Congratulations, Lola Belle! Woof!


New Picture from Puddles!

The pictures are still coming in!

Recently, Firefighter Dayna asked my friends on Facebook to take a picture of their four-legged friend or child with the cover of the July issue of Cesar's Way Magazine (or the article about me). These entries go into a drawing to win some very special items to help keep you and your family safe! Woof!

Today I received a picture from Puddles! Isn't Puddles a gorgeous dachshund?

I can't wait to see your pictures! Click HERE to learn more about how to submit your photo!