“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. 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. It was not unusual when we walked through town, for people to say hello to him by name. Wherever he went, he became a magnet for people to gather asking unending questions about his life.
Want to view the world through different eyes? Try the eyes of Bacci Bogie whose life is documented by today’s author, Sandra Glosser, in the charming tale My Name Is Bacci Bogie: Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire. Sandra, we don’t hear much about jet-setting pooches, so kick our chat off today by telling us a little about the exciting tale shared in this book.
This tale relates the life and adventures of Bacci Bogie, who spent most of his life traveling the country as my ‘jet pet.’ As a motivational speaker/trainer, I provided training for hundreds of police departments nationwide. Bacci became involved in these programs and interacted with law enforcement. He also provided entertainment and gave comfort to high-risk teens through community outreach programs. The book is divided into three parts: the early, middle and late years of Bacci’s life. Readers experience the excitement as Bacci relates adventures in California, Florida, Colorado, and Washington, just to name a few places. Bacci introduces readers to the other pets he encounters during his travels and the humorous antics he employs to gain attention. There are romps in the snow and walks on the beach. Bacci reveals his fear and sadness on 9/11 and during times of family crisis. Readers feel the love that his mistress shared with him. Pet owners will truly relate to the highs and lows of family pet experiences. While this book is intended for adults, children would enjoy it as well.
I wrote Bacci’s memoirs from his point of view and in his voice. He was inspirational by nature and approached life with possibility thinking. Bacci was a multi-dimensional dog. His desire to give back to society was admirable. The story is inspirational and filled with humor.
Give us an example of this how the combination of inspiration and humour shows up in the book?
Since I wrote it in Bacci’s voice and from his point of view, I was able to take a look at certain issues in a different way. For example, the subject of ‘doggy discrimination.’
Looking back, what did you learn from sharing these kinds of issues through Bacci’s eyes?
That I was able to think outside the box with my creativity. But most of all, the writing of a book is the easy part. Selling it is a whole different ballgame.
Selling it wasn’t on your mind when you were writing it, so what was?
With so much of your life described by this book, it’s easy to see why your focus was on those lessons. Is there a chance that we might see your life lessons in a new project?
I just finished this book; however, I have twenty short stories just waiting for my attention. They are all autobiographical.
Twenty short stories! That’s quite a number of queued projects, do you find that the prospect and the actual writing of each of them to be a tad exhausting and overwhelming.
It actually energizes me.
It’s great to hear that you have the energy to dedicate to your upcoming projects. With your attention and energy focused on writing, how has your author voice progressed?
With more confidence as I read some reviews which use words like ‘amazing, delightful, funny, thought-provoking, etc.’
Has this confidence allowed you to think beyond this book, towards an author brand? Has branding been something that you’ve considered?
I have thought about what it would be like to do a series of books around Bacci’s experiences.
We can’t go into all of Bacci’s experiences today without spoiling our readers, but instead let’s share a taste of the creativity on display in your book through a few of our quirkier questions, starting with if money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
Because they can.
Fair enough. If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags?
Now I know who to call if something goes wrong with space! What is your favourite word?
Simple, yet powerful. And a whole lot of fun. Keeping the fun up, why is a square meal served on round plates?
Because there are no round meals.
Aaaah, that’s the answer! With so many answers, can you let us know what happens if Batman gets bitten by a vampire?
Poor Batman. If you could breed two animals together, what new animal would you create?
A llama dog.
Oooh, that sounds so cute! We’ve just about run out of time for today, but can you share a taste of the cute that is awaiting our readers who might need a little more assurance about the amount of cuteness in ‘My Name Is Bacci Bogie: Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire’ by sharing your favourite line from the story?
“Hoomans sure are strange”
Now, that’s just cute enough to do it. Sandra, thanks for sharing a taste of the life of a top jetting pup with us today, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be on the lookout for more tales from Bacci’s adventures.
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