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The ARMY has ARRIVED!

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Our newest book – An Army of Noses – has just been released on Amazon.com   

Cropped front cover An Army of Noses JPEG

An Army of Noses is our third book in my Spunky Murder Mystery Series. The cats are so excited they are jumping up and down.

 Of course I am very thrilled too, but a respectable terrier-mutt can’t be seen jumping up and down over a book release.

But, I’ll tell you a secret – when the cats weren’t looking I did run full-out around the yard – twice! We can’t wait for you to get your noses into this mystery. We think you are going to love meeting our new friends and of course you will get to spend a lot of quality time with me and the boys. Check it out and let us know what you think. We love to hear from all of you.

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Only Days Away!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

We just got the manuscript back from the proofreader! She found a few errors, but not too many – I think that’s because we have a great editor. His name is John Daniels and he too is an animal lover. I think that is why he loves it every time Mom sends him a new book. He has become one of our biggest fans! Why not join the club? Start with our first adventure, The Nose Knows.

We’d love to hear what you think. Write a review here or on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or at AuthorHouse. It’s not hard and it doesn’t have to be fancy – short – sweet or sassy – will be just fine.

Thanks for coming to our blog to visit us. We love it when people pop in.

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Spunky – You forgot….

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Hey, oh-wise one, you forgot to mention that in this new adventure we required An Army of Noses!

Fearless

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GET READY – A NEW ADVENTURE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Hi there, Spunky here! Welcome all you critter lovers. I have some news to set your tails a-wagging! Our THIRD adventure is heading to the publisher! This mystery almost had us stumped, but you know a determined terrier mutt and a bunch of clever felines never give up.

I wonder – what do you think the most determined breed of dog might be? I choose to not call us stubborn because there is always a goal to our behavior – the question is – will the human be smart enough to figure it out?

Let us know your opinion on the most determined dog.

Hey, my doggie opinion is that every single cat I have ever known is “determined”, it does not matter what their breed is – do you humans agree?

 

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Fellow felines our day is near!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Hello my fellow felines; humans asleep? Dogs asleep? Mice in their holes?

Then welcome to my blog.  But don’t worry we won’t have to sneak around much longer because we’re getting close to actually being in charge.   No we’re not planning on leaving an intimidatingly large dead Eagle on the White House lawn, or rolling a giant ball of yarn over the Senate.  We’re using our cuteness to win over the poor hapless humans, check out the success of agent Hank. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236314/Hank-cat-comes-race-U-S-Senate-seat-urging-electorate-vote-humans-out.html

After fooling his poor human owner into running Hank as a candidate for Senate for a joke, Hank came third but there’s always next time. And after that? Well put it this way the White House may be getting a cat flap.  Or a really small cat door and a human flap next to it.

So if we cats take our rightful place in charge what do we do?

Here are my suggestions future President Hank.

1  Cheese to be banned, its a waste of good cream.

2  Spray bottles of water need to be licensed and have a 6 month waiting period.

3  Double the amount of social security payments to any old lady with more than 3 cats.

4  Legalize catnip.

5  Death Valley to be reclassified as a national cat litter box.

6  FBI to form a interstate task force to prevent hate crimes against cats. 

Mind you the FBI would be headed up by my old friend Spunky, he has a nose for crime. Don’t believe me? Check out his books, I will of course be head of the CIA (to be renamed Cat Intelligence Agency).  And Fearless will head up the military, not that there’ll be much need for a large army. Fearless is a seriously tough cat.

REMEMBER TO VOTE!

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The sad cat cafe

Thursday, January 10th, 2013
The sad cat cafe
Greetings my fellow felines! Now before you carry on reading; have you checked if your humans are asleep? Are you sure?   I’m looking at you Ginger Gerry, you nearly got caught twice googling the world’s largest ball of yard. Remember cat nip and internet don’t mix.Now this week I’ve been alarmed by the latest development from the world of humans. Cat cafes!

http://www.businessinsider.com/london-to-get-its-first-ever-cat-cafe-2013-1

So the humans go to one of these cafes and order some food or those weird hot drinks they like. And then we  parade in front of them and they get to touch our beautiful fur. Hey, do they even wash their hands first? They can get us all sticky and what if one of them has been eating a sandwich with tofu in it and we’ve got to lick that stuff off our fur. YUCK!

Now when I think back to the days when I was a spy and an international cat of mystery, this cafe activity would have been a marvelous opportunity. It would have offered me a chance to spy on the humans and unobtrusively share secrets with my fellow spy cats. But now it’s just seems wrong, I mean if you sauntered into a regular cafe and tried to stroke one of the human waitresses hair you’d be in trouble. And frankly a club where people eat while they watch you strut your stuff and they get to put   their hand on your tail! Well, I believe humans have a name for that kind of club and it’s not a very nice one!

I was discussing this with Fearless online the other night, he was just back from his latest adventure with Spunky the greatest detective dog since Sherlock Bones (what you thought Sherlock was human? Silly feline). It was kept strictly hush hush, top secret –need to know stuff – we’ll keep it just between you, me, Fearless and the Amazon Kindle store. Fearless was of the opinion that a cat cafe only involved cats and their milk in bowls. Now add to that picture a human chewing on a meatball sub who then tries to rub your fur—well, the rest is best left to your imagination. Got to go I’m emailing the head of Starbucks with an idea for genuinely getting cat stuff into their cafes. I call it a Cattucino, a dash of coffee, a lot of cream, and a generous splash of tuna   c’est magnifique!

 

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Hello and welcome from your hero

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Good day to you my fellow felines!

But first of all please check there are any humans around? Are you sure? Is that door nicely secure? Excellent -remember the knowledge that we cats can use the internet is one of our most closely guarded secrets. So make sure you clear your search history before logging off. Just last week I had to help cover up for a foolish tabby in Skoke Illinois who’s owners found a mysterious ebay order for; 2 lbs of catnip and 200 feet of yarn. He was a very foolish feline and as a punishment gets only dry cat food at night, when he used get get herring. Yes he sleeps without the fishes. And the least said the better about the poor little old lady who found 2 hours of “Persians gone wild” on her computer! 
My codename  is Captain Catsup (my poor foolish human owners cal me Tinkerbell!) I’m Cat secret agent and defender of cat kind everywhere. And I will be keeping you up to date on my adventures over the coming weeks. Also I will be sharing my thoughts about a book my careless human  left lying around. It’s a mystery about a group of cats who help humans! And they do it with a dog! If that is true, then it must be very comical. Anyway be  seeing you, I can hear the humans stirring so signing out for now. And keep watching those cat flaps – let no intruders in!

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CAPTAIN CATSUP is COMING!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Captain Catsup is going to start blogging for us. He’s an amazing cat who has had many adventures. But I won’t give away his secrets or his stories. Check back and see for yourself!

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ForeWord Clarion Review

Friday, September 7th, 2012

We are all very excited! We just got to read our names in the ForeWord Clarion Review. We love seeing our names in print, especially Fancy-Pants. He did a lot of extra grooming after he read their review. Sweetie is still purring.

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The SECOND BOOK WILL BE HERE SOON!

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Spunky says – HOORAY! Our second book is heading to the publisher. It is so exciting. The title of the new book is THE NOSE SEES ALL. Spread the news and get ready to enjoy another Spunky Mystery. All of us critters are in this one too. Yes,- ALL. How could I solve a mystery without the help of my feline friends! But be prepared though – this time someone dies! No, not a critter – a human! I had a lot of fun writing this one. I think you’ll like it. I’ll keep you posted.

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Another Review for THE NOSE KNOWS

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

“As a mystery story the pace is well kept, the story does not lag and it keeps the reader guessing. The characters are interesting and intelligently written. In addition, it is also a heartwarming story, which takes the reader on an emotional ride that will …make you laugh, cry, cringe, sympathize and cheer. This is an enjoyable book that is appropriate for readers of all ages; I recommend it as a satisfying summer read.”

Lisa Brown-Gilbert Date Review Completed: August 17, 2012 Pacific Book Review

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REVIEWS ARE COMING IN!

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Here is one from a reader from BOOKPLEX:

” The mystery in THE NOSE KNOWS is excellent, very well done and with edge-of-your-seat moments. Once I reached the part of the story where Spanky and her buddies try to help and solve who is scaring their human mother I couldn’t put the book down…This is a very fun read”

See more reviews on AMAZON.COM

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FAIRY DOGMOTHER RESCUE & REHAB – click here to post a reply!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

We think everyone should know about our good friend- Glenda Wilhite. She is the Fairy DogMother. She is in Baileyton, Alabama and she runs a wonderful dog rescue for small dogs. Her dogs get extra special care and they get adopted by people from all over the country. For real! Check it out. Adopting a rescued animal is the best!

Click on this link to see for yourself!

FairyDogMother Rescue and rehab

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