Title My Name Is Bacci Bogie: Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire
Author Sandra Glosser
Genre Memoir, Dogs
"My Name Is Bacci Bogie Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire"... written with love and tears about a 4-pound adorable Maltese. His human-like antics drew people to him wherever he went. People stood in line for his autograph as he performed funny tricks. Bacci traveled over 500,000 air miles as my ‘jet pet’ experiencing life in a very unique way. His hometown was Aspen, Colorado where he co-hosted my local television show for many years. I wrote Bacci’s memoirs from his point of view and in his voice.
Most of all the book is an entertaining testament to the multi-faceted richness that pets can bring to human life.
Please visit our website: www.baccibogie.com where you will get a sense of this amazing dog and fall in love with him, even before you read the book.
500,000 Lifetime Miles on United Airlines
Imagine for a moment you are a dog. Not just any dog but a three-month-old, two-pound Maltese puppy. You’re curled into a ball in a soft traveling case. Your very being is shaking because of the turbulence of the plane, but something inside you knows that, even though you have tiny legs, a furry body, and cold nose instead of feathers and wings, you belong in the sky.
My name is Bacci Bogie, that very doggie born to fly. And that memory of being on a plane became the first of many as I traveled 500,000 miles, soaring above the ground. But my life did not begin in the air and jetting from urban center to urban center.
A native of Suisun City, California, I knew what it meant to be a country boy too. My human family lived on a small farm, and I played with the cows, horses, and chickens. It was here I also developed my strong will and shaped my high self-esteem. The smallest of five brothers and sisters, I learned how to defend myself early on. They called me “runt” but knew not to mess with me.
One day a tall, blonde lady came to adopt one of us. She explained she wanted a small dog because of frequent air travel and said her new puppy would be a “jet pet.” Hmm.
The family had been watching a television show about farm animals. To see better, I stood on my hind legs. The family called the stranger Sandra. She had kind eyes and a warm smile, and I decided she would be a caring human mommy. It was love at first sight, and I whispered to my sister, “I hope she chooses me.”
What can I do to set myself apart from the others, I wondered? Then an idea flashed in my mind when I saw horses kicking on the television program. To capture Sandra’s attention, I crept up beside her long legs, gave them a nuzzle, and started kicking my back legs in the air. And not just once but several times. When I kicked a doggie toy up in the air, everyone laughed, and Sandra picked me up. The strong, sweet aroma of what I later learned was Mommy’s signature scent, Chanel No. 5, filled my senses. Her hands were warm and comforting as I snuggled closer to her chest.
The rest is the history I am going to recount for you.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. I have enjoyed a 30-year career as an international motivational speaker/ trainer with expertise in law enforcement training. My clients included top-notch corporations such IBM, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. One day I was home, in San Francisco, watching television and saw a group of police officers out on the Bay with teenagers. I thought that looked like fun and a 'light bulb' went off in my head. I picked up the phone and called the police department's training unit and asked for a meeting. To make a long story short, that meeting resulted in a two-year contract with the San Francisco Police Department and acted as a springboard for a career training law enforcement officers across the country. My first experience as a writer started with the Dallas Morning News as an obituary writer. My bizarre sense of humor helped me maintain a sense of well-being and the opportunity to write feature stories for the newspaper increased my appetite to become a writer. When I moved to Aspen, Colorado, I wrote a newspaper column and then penned a book about a local police officer who moved to the community as an undercover agent. I also enjoyed a fourteen-year experience as a host for my local television show. Writing became a hobby as I pursued my speaking career traveling across the country with my magnificent four- pound Maltese dog named Bacci Bogie. Please read about our wonderful adventures as we traveled 500,000 air miles together.
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