Guest Author: Kelly Preston

About Kelly Preston

Do you believe in second chances? Real Dogs Don’t Whisper book is about second chances and miracles. Read about four rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; they teach their human about life, love, and hope.

Kelly Preston, co-author of a newly published book, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper. Her co-author is Mr. MaGoo; he is a larger than life dog and has a lot to say.

Meet her family like no other: Kelly, Mr. MaGoo, Buffy, Carla Mae, and Betty Boop. A girl, her two Lhasa Apsos, one Cocker Spaniel, and one adorable mutt – each with their own challenging set of difficulties to overcome. One puppy has serious neurological disorders and is blind. Two were severely abused. All are on a journey of discovery. Together, learning love and patience along the way, perhaps none so much as Kelly.

Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both Kelly, the owner of the household, and her spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo. The narrative is at times tear-jerking, at times hysterical, and always enthralling.



Twitter: @KellynMrMaGoo

Google+: +RealDogsDontWhisper

You can buy this book from:


Barnes & Noble


Bookshop Santa Cruz


About the Book:

Real Dogs Don’t Whisper ( is about four rescue dogs that entered my life and each having special needs.  I also have a co-author, Mr. MaGoo; he is my Lhasa Apso that was a rescue from a puppy mill.  Both he and I take the reader on a journey of discovery, growth, exploration that we experienced over the course of ten (10) years with Betty Boop, Buffy, and Carla Mae.  Together we hope to raise awareness about second chances for those with special needs and try to inspire readers to live in the moment, open your heart; and, what unconditional love truly means.

Book Excerpt – Mr. Magoo

It was at that very moment I realized Carla Mae was not just an angry, aggressive little cuss I taught to play and dance and cut loose. I saw Carla Mae for the first time as she really was—a scared puppy who learned to mistrust those around her and who learned self-preservation the only way she knew how—by biting first and asking questions later. She was a frightened little dog who eventually found a greater lesson in letting go and learning to laugh and play and yes, of course—dance. Carla Mae found unconditional love in our family and along the way, she learned to trust. Anyway, as for Dim-Bulb King, cooler heads prevailed that day and, lucky for him, his human finally dragged him away from us. But I sure learned something about my new sister that day.

Carla Mae turned out to be a competitive little tomboy and fair adversary. We love to play Kibble Attack—a game that involves her patiently planning preemptive Kibble invasions, only to be taken off guard by a MaGoo surprise maneuver, overrun and forever a close second only to me. She’s quite the copycat as well, often mimicking our moves. I’m not sure if she’s mocking us all, doing the “when in Rome thing”, or a little of both. What I do know is that I have learned to love Carla Mae and Carla Mae has learned to accept love and even try to nudge in on my petting time with the human and even with random human strangers in the house. She is loved and cared for and Carla Mae is no longer afraid… well, maybe a little afraid of King Crazy Dog, but who wouldn’t be? Other than me, of course.


35 Comments on “Guest Author: Kelly Preston”

  1. What a great book review… sounds like a really wonderful book about a remarkable lady and her rescued pups. Thanks for telling us all about it Misaki!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀

  2. scienerf says:

    Love this post and will have to have a look at her page, my Toby is a special needs dog after his rough past but I wouldn’t have him any other way, bad hips, unpredictable behaviour and all! Thanks for introducing her 🙂

  3. Mollie says:

    great review Misaki.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. great review Misaki, hope my staff won’t step on my “blue suede paws” while dancing with me ;o)

  5. Clowie says:

    This sounds a really interesting book. Thanks for telling us about it, Misaki.

  6. Thanks for sharing Misaki. We think she must be an awesome pawsome person. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Saw this on another blog a while back. Looks like a fabulous book. I think I’ll have to put it on my Santa’s list (after the King size bed, of course).

  8. Bassetmomma says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book to read! I love the name Mr. MaGoo. Great review!

  9. p.m.terrell says:

    Loved this blog! I wish you the very best with your new book. God bless you for adopting these rescues!

  10. Great review. It sounds like a worthy read!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  11. Hey Misaki, Jet here.

    Mom loves to read, bet she would read this aloud to us! 🙂

  12. Ma says, “oh, great! Another good book to read???! When am I gonna find the time?!”
    Pfft, don’t listen Misaki, she really is THRILLED to find another good book!


  13. Thank you for the review! Sounds great!

  14. catchatcaren says:

    sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing!

  15. spittythekitty says:

    Well, it does sound like a good book, but it’s a little too “canine” for my taste, if you know what I mean.

  16. What beautiful dogs, and a beautiful photo, they all look like they were meant to be there, with her. What a wonderful lady to do all this.

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