Archive for the ‘Dog Lovers’ Category

Adopt a Mutt: Why Mutts Are Awesome!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

mutt portrait If it is that time in your life when you are ready to expand your family by adding a furry companion, one of the most overlooked and forgotten options is considering the faithful mutt!

Don’t get me wrong. As a diehard animal lover, I love and adore all dogs, from a stout Alaskan Malamute to a stumpy little Corgi! However, adopting a cross breed into your family has many benefits, and here are a few reasons why I think mutts make amazing candidates for filling the position of your newest family member. (more…)

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The Best Fictional Animal Characters of All Time

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

lassie Some of our most beloved fictional characters are animals. Many a great film or book has an animal taking center stage, just ready to steal the hearts of the audience. Think back to your favorite childhood movies and you will probably think of Bambi and Old Yeller, Puss in Boots or Donkey, Dumbo or Tom and Jerry.

Whether it is crime fighting, child rescuing, or mystery solving, these fictional animals are making friends and defeating the bad guys wherever they go, and, in the process, touching our hearts so much that sometimes we care more about their outcome than that of their human companions.

In honor of all animal characters, Spunky, the beloved protagonist of the Spunky Murder Mystery Series, and I celebrate ten of the best, with a special focus on those ones that kick some serious bad-guy butt! (more…)

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5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

halloween pumpkin Given the three mystery books I’ve written with the help of my menagerie, our family obviously loves mysteries. But when it comes to Halloween, we should all strive to keep the spookiness and hazards away from our cats and dogs. Halloween can be a very confusing event for many of them. Yes, there are some adorable pet costumes for you (and perhaps them) to enjoy, but from endlessly opening the door for trick-or-treaters, to all that candy lying around, to too many Halloween pranksters, there can be some perils as well.

Help remove danger and stress this year by remembering these five easy tips. (more…)

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Volunteer with Your Pet: Charity Runs, Pet Therapy, More

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

photo of a therapy dog Ms. Spunky here. We all know that a pet brings you joy and enriches your life. So can volunteering. Think what can happen when they are combined!

I absolutely love volunteering with my human. Recently, we’ve been exploring new opportunities for pets to get involved with helping others. Whether your furry companions participate in a charity walk, visit hospital patients, or donate blood, one thing is for sure, with a little help from you, we can make another person’s day better.

Here are five simple ways you can volunteer with your pet. (more…)

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10 Ways to Tell You’re a Dog Lover

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

dog lover Dogs are man’s best friend for quite a few reasons. These are loyal companions who love you unconditionally. Doesn’t matter how angry your partner is with you, if you come home to a house with a dog, there is always somebody happy to see you. Is someone in your life feeling sad? Show them a picture of a few fluffy puppies and problem solved! Messy, dirty, sloppy and drooly canines are much loved by all, but some of us take it to a whole new level. Here are ten ways to determine if you are one of those people. (more…)

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Cat and Dog Body Language Can Tell You A Lot!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Spunky and Fearless, Spunky Murder Mysteries Hi there, Ms. Spunky here. Did you know dogs are great interpreters of human body language? That’s because we study you very carefully. Well, I shouldn’t speak for the cats, but humans have always fascinated me. How can I put it…humans are better than a flying stick, and more special than a bouncing ball! Now, I wouldn’t say all humans are better than a lamb chop, but they all are certainly a very special breed.

Did you know that dogs and cats also have their own body language? We are always showing you when we are happy, scared or angry. If you are observant, you can decipher what we are trying to tell you by our body language and the sounds we make.

Come. Sit. This great doggie sage will gladly teach you. (more…)

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Calcium Sources for Dogs + Why Dogs Need Calcium

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

puppy running As we age, we learn about a number of medical conditions that occur because of the aging process. Perhaps the one that receives the most publicity is osteoporosis, the chronic and painful disease that afflicts our bones and joints. The same degeneration of bones and joints occurs during the canine aging process and, as with humans, dogs can slow or eliminate the degeneration by supplementing their diets with healthy amounts of calcium. (more…)

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Strange Cat Behavior: Do Your Cats Like to Be Bopped?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

tabby cat I live with a whole passel of cats. Since I am a terrier mutt, and not a cat, I had to learn a thing or two about these felines. I came to accept that they see the world differently than a dog, and, of course, they are convinced they’re the superior species. I am kind and let them keep their illusions. What I do know is that cats make great buddies and have very special talents, which have proved invaluable to me on many occasion.

After living with this many cats for so many years, I now consider myself somewhat of an expert. There are two, Bobby and Sweetie, who do not fit the usual mold. They enjoy (more…)

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Cat Lovers – Mystery Lovers – Dog Lovers

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Do you think we should start giving people clues to what our next adventure is about? Fearless says “No” -we need to protect our secrets. But Bobby is is busting to blurt out a few tidbits. But Spunky says, we should let our readers decide. So tell us what you think. If you have not yet met all of us, click on the title of this blog and it will take you to meet us.

That would be the cat’s meow!

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Attention – Mystery Dog Lovers (cat lovers too, of course)

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Our next adventure is currently under the watchful eye of the proofreader.  The felines and I don’t want you distracted by foolish human mistakes. We wanted you to know that this new mystery gave a bunch of noses a work out. Can’t wait for all of you to meet “An Army of Noses!”  While you wait, why not read our first two adventures – The Nose Knows and The Nose Sees All. We’d love to hear about some of your critter’s  “nose” adventures, so share a few “tails” with us.

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