Friday, October 31, 2014

Help! I need a good disguise









Fearfully submitted by Walter the Pug from Victoria Abbott's book collector mysteries.


Shhh. It’s Walter here.




 I am coming to you from a secret location, not Van Alst House, a place I formerly loved to visit with Jordan, where she works for the famously grumpy book collector, Vera Van Alst.   Used to be that the biggest problem there was those Siamese cats.  Aside from that it was heaven: all kinds of great treats cooked especially for visiting doggies.  But that was before … I can hardly say it.

Since that woman arrived, everyone’s scared to death!  It’s not just a Halloween prank either, although I hear that is today.  No, this Muriel Delgado arrived with swirling black clothing and a heart full of ice. She has taken over.  I am worried about everyone.  She hates pets.  I've been wearing a hat so she doesn't know I'm a dog.


What can we do? We all need to be protected.  Even if Jordan’s been fired and so has Uncle Kev, what’s to stop this woman from finding us at Uncle Mick’s place and breaking down the doors and— Don’t laugh. She knows what I look like and she hates everyone and everything that I love, not that I love the cats, but she does hate them too.

I think I need a disguise in case she does find us.  I can’t count on Jordan because she is busy trying to save Vera’s life.  She even takes me with her when she’s trying to trick the police. Does that sound like she has my best interests at heart?  Luckily there are lots of costumes to choose from here at Uncle Mick's, I mean the secret location.  Which one do you think will fool her?  

 I could be a 'Playboy bunny', I have the good looks but maybe that lifestyle wouldn't be for me. 




  Or should I go to Van Alst House and  fight back as a pirate?

Maybe I could scare her into leaving? 



I am counting on thoughtful and wise answers from you humans.  All suggestions gratefully received. Treats too.  By the way,  I like chicken livers the way Signora Panetone makes them.


Don’t be slow.   I think I may need to read  The Wolfe Widow to see if everything turns out all right for me (and the others, of course, although the cats are somewhat less important).  Oh right, I can’t read. Still I’m so cute, does that really matter?


If you want to know about what happens to Walter and everyone else, you probably should check out The Wolfe Widow., the third book collector mystery.

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Victoria Abbott is a mysterious collaboration between Victoria Maffini and her mother, Mary Jane.  They'd like you to know that 'Walter' loves costumes, as well as treats,  but doesn't like cameras much. 

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16 comments:

  1. Phoebe Vercher PrinceOctober 31, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Yo, Walter. Rumor has it that a couple of Canadian doxies have some cat hats they're looking to ditch. Just sayin'... The Phoebster

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    1. Thanks, PVP. Glad you got my soft furry back.

      Walter

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  2. Who wouldn't love that mug...I mean pug!?!

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    1. Sometimes it's both, Patricia.

      Thanks,

      Walter.

      PS got a treat?

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  3. We think the red had works perfectly. She'll never recognize you.

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    1. I knew it. Just wanted validation. Thanks, pals.

      Walter.

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  4. Pep here. Try this; it's worked for me: get yourself a yellow rain slicker. When you put it on, stand really, really, really straight. You will look just like a ceramic dog or a pull toy. Since no one will be able to get you to move Muriel will think you are a decoration or a toy. And between you and me - stay out of that bunny costume. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Pep. I like your idea. I don't like to be cold, wet or hot, so I can stand like that.

      Someone ate the bunny costume. A fox?


      Walter.

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  5. Be brave, Walter. You look positively fetching!

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  6. Walter, you look very handsome as a pirate!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. That should get me a treat.

      Walter

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  7. I'd walk the plank for you, Walter.

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  8. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, Anon. But if you forgot my treat ...

    Walter.

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  9. Walter as a Pirate is the best! I think that would scare the grumpy lady

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  10. Arrgghh mate! Walter, you should definitely dress as a pirate.
    I love this series.

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