Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Climb That Fence and Take That Leap (+50 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Climb That Fence and Take That Leap 
Author: Philip Johnsey
Series: N/A
Pages: 90
Publisher: Createspace
Date Published: February 26, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Animals
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours 

Edmund blasts across the yard against my calls to come in. He gleely runs off and I chase him across the grass only to find a unique butterfly or a sky filled with stars. As soon as I stop and admire, Edmund promptly comes to my side and rubs against me.
Do you ever wonder if there is more to your pet's behavior than meets the eye? Sometimes their antics are more than just random behavior. Can we learn something about ourselves by watching them?
I believe so and Climb that Fence take that Leap is a compilation of personal, inspirational animal stories and the life lessons I gleaned from them.
After enjoying these stories, hopefully you'll enjoy more quality time with your furry friend and know what it takes to Climb that Fence and Take that Leap!
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
Ben knew what the grass felt like and tasted like, and he knew the joy of being free. That was enough motivation for him to take action. The first thing he tried was to sit by the gate and “run” out each time I opened it. A turtle can move faster than you expect when it wants something.

One memorable time, I opened the gate and he went for the escape. Just as I was getting ready to lean down to bring him in, two cats ran right over the top of him on their way out. As I dodged out of the way, I thought, “What is this, a jailbreak?” Animals: they stick together.
Sometimes he’d “protest” and sit in front of the gate so I couldn’t open it. That wasn’t a problem when I was inside the patio. When I was outside and wanted to come in, it became difficult. I’d push on the gate and he’d just climb into his shell, which made it almost impossible to move him. It was like there was a big rock on the other side of the door. I’d have to firmly push on the gate and slide him out of the way. He’d hiss and grunt about it, but he wasn’t about to get up and move.
These actions let me know what he wanted, but to achieve his goal, he really needed something different. That’s when he began to dig the hole. Even though digging a hole was second nature to Ben, there were a lot of unknowns. He didn’t know how deep he’d have to dig to get under the fence. He didn’t know if there was a root system or other barrier that would prevent him from his escape.

~~~Meet Philip!~~~
Raised on a farm and having been a volunteer at different animal rescues, it’s no surprise that his first two published articles were about animals. So it’s only fitting that Phil’s first book is about animals and the connections we share. From Phil’s first high school job to present, he’s spent his career working with clients, explaining complex ideas in an easy to understand manner. In addition Phil enjoys exploring the world and sharing those adventures via writing, photography, and videography. Phil’s credits include, multiple certifications, Reiki master, photographer, author of two blogs, author of a travel column, creates short segments for a local T.V. station and whatever else he can get into.

Philip will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and the more you comment the more you win so make sure you're following along! 


  1. I love the image in my head of a fast moving turtle.


  2. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it.


    1. Thanks for taking a look. Have a great day!

  3. I'm so very curious! How BIG is Ben, the turtle? At first, I thought a small turtle...but as I read on, I started thinking this might be a pretty BIG turtle!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  7. thanks for the hosting. I love the picture of the writer with his cat. I am a cat lover