It never hurts to ask for what you want, just remember to be polite. And if they say no, ask again. And again and again and again. You'll wear them down eventually.
Elaine Estern of St. John, USVI, shared a photo of her cat enjoying my new book. Looks like a winner! She also said the grandkids loved it and they even learned a new word: Ornery. Now when they are acting up, she can say they are acting like Miss Moo (hey wait, that's me!).