Paws Up to Gracie and Diane Appearing on TV 8 to Unveil Their Spanish Book in Time for Cinco de Mayo

A One-of-a-kind Service Dog Team - Gracie the Italian Greyhound and Diane the Author, Singer, Educational and Motivational Speaker both have overcome life's challenges to bring hope to many.

Eagle, CO, April 27, 2008 --( Gracie and Diane Dike, Ph.D. join Tricia Swenson, Executive Producer and Host of TV8 today on, "Good Morning Vail" to reveal their latest book. Their inspirational story continues to amaze viewers and animal lovers of all ages. Now, Book One in The Adventures of Gracie and Diane series, Gracie Comes Home, is available in Spanish. This dynamic duo will return for a follow up interview on Friday, May 2, at 8:12 a.m.

Book One introduces Gracie, the adorable ItalianGreyhound, where she came from, and how she ended up homeless needing surgery in a Colorado animal hospital. It also introduces her loving owner, Diane Dike, who suffers from cryoglobulinemia, a rare incurable and life threatening blood disease that affects every aspect of her life. A deep and affectionate bond of friendship is formed in this triumphant story where a broken dog and struggling woman save each other.

The Spanish version, released just in time for Cinco de Mayo is sure to warm the hearts of animal lovers of all ages. Gracie and Diane will be appearing Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Freedom Park, 450 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, Colorado, for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Meet the author, enjoy story-time and an “Imagination Station” to create cards for hospitalized children or our troops. A free bag of Natural Planet© Organic dog food, a bone shaped magnet, and a free five-dollar gift certificate for (Gracie and Diane's official sponsor) will be given to the first twenty families who buy a book.

If you’d like more information about the outreach work of Second Chance with Saving Grace, or to schedule an interview with Diane Dike, please call 970-372-7105 or email Diane at

Second Chance with Saving Grace, Inc.
Dr. Diane Dike
970 372-7105