Friday, August 15, 2008

Title finalists!

Friends,
Thanks to your creativity and time, we received over 60 possible titles for Ari’s forthcoming book! We’ll be sending all of them to our publisher, but in the meantime, we have to pick a winner from all these great suggestions. Greg, the Caninaturalist, and I sat down last night to review the submissions. We discounted any suggestion if there is already a book with part of that title and, in the interest of fairness, removed any title we had previously suggested. In the end, we still had a great list—and some tough choices. Here are five of our favorites. Now it’s your turn to vote. Tell us which of these main titles you like the best, and we’ll announce the winner early next week. And stay tuned to hear what our friends over at Skyhorse Publishing ultimately decide.

THE TITLES:
Ground Scents: Life as a Canine Naturalist
Dogs Outright: Twelve months off the leash and in the wild
Tracks: The year of living off-leash
No Stone Unturned: Experiences in Canine Naturalism
Outside With Ari: One Year as a Canine Naturalist

PS- We'd still love to hear new suggestions. But don't forget to vote for these favorites, too!

23 comments:

Kess And Her Mama said...

Tough choice...I'm going for No Stone Unturned: Experiences in Canine Naturalism.

Also thought of a title..."Back to Nature with Ari, Canine Naturalist"

Blue said...

My choice would be 'No stone unturned...' too.

Eve said...

No Stone Unturned: Experiences in Canine Naturalism

Ha Ha I copyed and pasted this before I read the other picks!! Seems so far to be a winner!
Good luck guys!

snoutbeagle said...

Agreed on No Stone Unturned ...

The Army of Four said...

All four of us vote for: Ground Scents: Life as a Canine Naturalist. Mom does, too.
Tail wags,
Stormy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

This one is our favorite...
Dogs Outright: Twelve months off the leash and in the wild

Have a good weekend..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tracey and Huffle said...

I like the No Stone Unturned one. That sounds good to me.

Huffle Mawson, international cat of mystery!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Trakhks: The year of living off-leash -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Marigold said...

Gee, I like No Stone Left Unturned: Experiences In Canine Naturalism. :) But, hey, they are all good. :)

Lorenza said...

Outside With Ari: One Year as a Canine Naturalist.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

amkuhl said...

I like just plain 'living off leash"

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

We like "Ground Scents" because it's a play on "sense" ... dog's have those extraordinary senses ...

your brother said...

I guess I am leaning towards "No stone...", but I would like to see my name somehow incorporated. Dawn says she is abstaining. Go Deacs!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Those are good choices. We are torn, but we think we'll vote for Outside With Ari: One Year as a Canine Naturalist.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I am loving No Stone Unturned:....etc. I see it was a hit with others too...this is really exciting and makes us all feel included in your success!!!

Gunner said...

Wow a book, that's awesome Ari and we can't wait for it to come out!

Gunner

Pippa said...

We like Twelve months off the leash and in the wild, but would put No stone unturned before it.....

Although we did wonder why you didn't use your own suggestion on the post before so you could have:

Out with Ari: A dog growing up in the natural world.

It's easy to be too clever sometimes

Pippa (and Katherine)

John Theberge said...

Here's my vote: Outside With Ari: One Year as a Canine Naturalist
It's the closest to your blog title and it says it all.

umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari.
As for the vote, "Outside With Ari" is good.
It is a title that can feel other one sides of blog of Ari here. It is the enjoyment to decide the title now.
It holds out though it is difficult to choose. :)

from loved ume tyan

Anonymous said...

I vote for "Dogs Outright: Twelve months off the leash and in the wild." Is the H.D. Thoreau reference intentional?

Kapp pack said...

We like the Tracks title....simple and short!

Kisses, Sky boy

YourFireAnt said...

The "Tracks" title.

FA

Kathiesbirds said...

I've been wondering what came of the title contest. I vote for the first suggestion and the last. Don't know which is my favorite, but I'm anxious to see what title the publisher finally chooses.