Monday, August 8, 2016

Cats and Water Don't Mix

Hi, It's me - Caramella the cat, Mella for short. Yes, that's me on the cover. The one not doing the work. Also I'm safely inside the boat should a wave blow over the bow.

Life is pretty easy here on Mackinac Island. My pet, Allie and the monster, I mean, dog, seem to have found yet another dead body. This time floating in the water. If I had been there, I would have watched from shore and then maybe tasted it to see if it was alive or dead. Allie jumped in to save the person, but realized they were dead once she got them to shore.

I would never jump into the water. I might bat a fish or two with my paw, but cats and water don't mix. Truthfully, I've never been on a boat. I was born on the island. I adopted Allie after my mom moved in with her new boyfriend. Things have been pretty good ever since. I get regular food, strokes from Allie and her friends Jenn and Frances. But with this recent body, Allie has been acting more upset. It seems her boyfriend Trent is being distant because his sister is a murder suspect. No matter what Allie does, Trent keeps pushing her away. Poor Allie is beside herself. It makes her daydream and makes my job of soliciting pets and strokes from her all the harder. At least Rex comes by whenever Allie finds a body. I like him. He has warm hands.
Okay, I'm done talking. Peace out. Oh and the author is giving away a copy of ALL YOU NEED IS FUDGE. I have no idea why. All I need is tuna. Just saying. Leave a comment on your favorite pet's cutest habit for a chance to win.

53 comments:

  1. One of my cats named Jughead goes to the front door when the pizza is delivered and then runs to the kitchen and picks his spot on the kitchen table. He loves pizza night!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. My dog Willow's cutest habit is to love all other animals so she has made quite a number of friends of the local cats which surprises everyone. She has her very own pet who is a 4 month old kitten called Pebbles.Not sure if I can enter as I live in the UK but if I can my email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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  3. We have a dog. She sniffs everything a lot, but I love it when she stops, lifts her nose and sniffs the breeze. I always wonder what scent caught her attention Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. We have a cat who used to help with the pill container. She would sit and wait and if I dropped a pill, it was a race to see who got it first. I have another cat who knocks on the screen to be let in.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. ... no pets :-( - allergies and small space makes it though

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  6. No pets at this time but we had one cat who loved cookies. He would hide under our bed - where we couldn't reach him - to eat them!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  7. My cat Cozmo paws us when we're eating to let us know he wants some. He also helps me cook and he gets to taste a little to give his paw of approval. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  8. Taking a shower in my house is full of surprises. My cats like to sit on the shower curtain rod and have been known to attempt to jump onto a shoulder while the water is spraying.


    wismomworks@gmail.com

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  9. My wonderful, formerly feral cat will sit by his food bowl and wait for me to pat him on the tushy and say, "Eat, baby, eat!" before he will take a bite, even though I constantly tell him that he does not need permission to eat!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  10. My lovable rescue dog is fearless and has to approach large dogs, even though he is small. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My cats love to play with their catnip toys and are always waiting at the door for me when I come home. Enjoy this series. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  12. When we take the dog out for walks, the male cat walks along behind. Now the dog is twice as big as the cat, but the cat has been known to attack any dog he feels is threatening his dog.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  13. Had to put my fur baby to sleep a week ago.
    She loved to lay on the foot rest of my lounger at night.
    She took up most of the space so I had to put my legs
    over to one corner. Not too comfortable but Bear was happy.
    That was the main goal in my life (according to her).
    thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I don't have any pets now. I used to have a pair of Oscars that would lay on the bottom of their tank whenever someone they didn't know walked by. My Mom's friends were always telling her my fish were dead.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  15. I live with 2 elderly Boxers. Not sure if anything they do is cute. They love squeaker toys. They have killed many toys in the past. I started getting them the toys which have no stuffing but still squeak, I thought I had overcome their ability to destroy. I was wrong. The squeakers still die, but at least I do not have stuffing spread all over the house. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. When I approach my brother's house, his Westie must recognize the sound of my car because he jumps on the chair and looks out the window in full body wiggle. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com

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  17. Two of our dogs, Jake & Sophie, will lay down facing each other and hold each other's paws -- it is pretty precious! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  18. My cat's cutest habit is when she's sitting in my lap all comfy and happy she will start purring and then she sucks on one of her back toes while kneading with her front paws. She gets such a happy look on her face and it makes me happy just watching her. Ms. Mouser is a such a great cat, I love her so much!

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  19. My cat's cutest habit is when she's sitting in my lap all comfy and happy she will start purring and then she sucks on one of her back toes while kneading with her front paws. She gets such a happy look on her face and it makes me happy just watching her. Ms. Mouser is a such a great cat, I love her so much!

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  20. My cat loves to mess with the blinds to help me know it is time to get up. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  21. My cat loves to lay completely elongated with his hind legs out-stretched as far as possible and his front paws stretched out straight in front, making him look 10 times as big as he really is. Oh, and completely regal as well! He's got such an attitude. LOL!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  22. My Siberian Husky is 15 now but when he was younger, he would spin in circles when he got excited. Dinner time and going out for a walk he would spin like a top. Now he's got arthritis and doesn't spin like he use to.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  23. I'm glad that you're safe and out of the way in the cabin, but that is certainly one talented puppy steering the boat! Nicole :-)

    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  24. My current cat's cutest habit is when we are playing with her fishing pole toy, she will jump and twist in the air like she is a competitor in the gymnastics event of the Cat Olympics. Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  25. A cute habit is when my tiny foster kitty jumps up and wraps her arms around my Mariusz, a cat about 3 times her size. They love each other and I decided today to be a foster failure. Little Annabella is joining the family. She'll have cat brothers Mariusz and Licorice along with cat sister Calumet and rat brothers and a horse brother too!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  26. Jax is so cute when he turns around 3 times and collapses into the Crook of my legs on the bed. I love when he lays his head on my legs, even though it means I can't move.

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  27. Jax is so cute when he turns around 3 times and collapses into the Crook of my legs on the bed. I love when he lays his head on my legs, even though it means I can't move.

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  28. The last cat we had was born to an outside cat but we let him come in because he was so cute standing on his hind legs outside our patio door and begging to come in! He looked like a little bear.

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  29. When my cat was younger she always loved to steal people food, especially angel food cake. One Thanksgiving she climbed up on the back of the couch and jumped over my Grandmas shoulder to snatch the cake right off her plate. It was as big as my cats head. To this day it still makes us laugh. utaker555@gmail.com

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  30. Ralph does love to swim.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  31. When you scratch Tiny's (tabby cat) back he moves his head side to side like Stevie Wonder does when he plays the piano as he moves his mouth almost in a chattering type motion. So we like to say he is singing. The poor cat has extremely dry skin and it feel so good to him when you scratch him. bookaunt at outlook dot com

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  32. Hi, thank you for the giveaway. My rescue dog who is part Austrilian cattle dog and red heeler, she loves music soft music she come in my sewing room, looks at the cd player and whines. When I hit paly she lays on her pillow, sleeps. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. My late hermit crab used to crawl on my hand. :) critteranne at yahoo dot com

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  34. Our beloved Chubby, a 150 pound Great Dane, had to sit in your lap during a thunderstorm. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  35. Mella and Mal - I love it! Can't wait to get to know you more, Mella! I have three cats all of whom have super cute habits. Carl, is 15 and our big guy, ever since arriving back home from a routine, but overdue vet appointment a couple of months has been sleeping with me nightly (between me and my nightstand). I say "sleep," but so far as I can tell he just lays up there purring half the night. I think it's his way of thanking me for not leaving him at that wretched place (the vet's). Then Lenny, also 15 and Carl's litter mate, yet half the size, always jumps up on the couch as soon as I sit down. He waits to get on my lap until he gives me a chance to grab a blanket. Unfortunately I don't necessarily get lots of couch time, but rest assured, when I sit down he knows! Then there's Jingles, our new 11 year old whom we just adopted from the shelter nine months ago. Her safe haven is in my hubby's home office, but whenever I notice she needs food or water she'll raise her chin up to the ceiling and open her mouth as if to meow in agreement that she is in desperate need of food (ha!), yet no sound emits. It is super cute! I really do think I've got the best cats around.
    Thanks for the chance to win! I have been looking forward to the release of ALL YOU NEED IS FUDGE as I've been enjoying this series. Can't wait to read it. kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  36. We had a faun boxer, Casey, who loved to play with marshmallows. We toss one to him, and for several minutes, he would bat it around like a soccer ball. He grabbed it in his mouth and toss it into the air. And no matter how much it rolled on the floor or on the ground, he still pop it into his mouth, and beg for more. He was a delight!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  37. My outside cat comes running whenever she hears my voice. Loves being petted, and she nips my nose to tell me she loves me. She brought her kitten up to live on our porch as well. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  38. Guinea pigs, Pinky and Taffy sticking noses out of the cage while making little whining sounds if they hear a wrapper crinkle...little beggars. =) Funny thing is that we don't give them treats out of wrappers, they just know it's food.
    konecny7@gmail(dot)com

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  39. My dog, Taffy, likes Cheerios. After each meal, she demands to play a Cheerio game where I have to toss a Cheerio and she runs after it and eats it. If she doesn't get to play this game, she becomes sad and restless.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Dae, my cat, brings me my slippers when I come home.
    rjjrsheridan@gmail.com

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  41. Nice post. Got a kick out of Mella's just bat at a fish a time or two. Reminded my of a few years ago was visiting with a friend. As we walked back into the living room we caught her cat batting at the fish in the aquarium. She snapped "Ivan!" The cat sat back and gave her a look that clearly said "Who? Me? I didn't do anything!" We both started laughing. She pointed to the floor and he jumped down pretty as you please. Have yet to have the pleasure of reading any books in this series so I am hoping this will be a start. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  42. The youngest of our cats likes to bug the older cat by sitting on the other side of the door, sticking his paw underneath it and tapping the oldest cats tail or bottom. It's hilarious. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  43. I have two dogs that are just the silliest things ever - a 50 pound yellow lab mix (Luna) and a 75 pound black lab (M'Hija). Luna is a complete goofball. She'll fall asleep laying on her back. M'Hija loves greeting us by running between our legs, and stopping halfway through so you can pet her.
    lil_munchiekin at yahoo dot com

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  44. One of my cats loves to thank you for petting her by washing your hand. She holds on with two paws and washes away! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  45. My Welsh Corgi puppy, Paddy likes to put his paw in his water bowl, after he is finished drinking.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  46. The cats like to sit on the stove (can't stop them from doing that). One time Muffin snatched my burrito off my plate and another time he got to my Panini. He likes to play with my food when my back is turned. Brownie got to my chicken and dumplings that I had put into a bowl after opening the can. She started licking my food! Once the cats' toy squeaky mouse ended up in their water bowl. It took a while for the squeak to start working again. Brownie beheaded my wooden duck by knocking it off the top of the bookcase. This was quite a while ago and I still haven't glued it back together again.

    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. My cat, Merrick, throws a tantrum (rolls around on the floor & cries) if I don't refill her food bowl quick enough. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. My Abby puts my husband to bed every night -- she stares him down until he gets up and goes into the bedroom. -- thanks for your giveaway -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  49. Sounds fun and I would love to read it.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  50. My comments disappear...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  51. Charlie runs halfway down the stairs each and every morning, and waits for you to walk up and pet him through the banister. Then, and only then, will he come all the way downstairs to start his day. :-)

    Nicole
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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