Sunday, December 18, 2016

Good Luck Dog Post

by Pluckie, Rory Chasen's dog in the Superstition Mysteries memorialized by Linda O. Johnston


Grrrrrf.  Arf, yes, that means that means "hello again."  I've mentioned that here before.

I'm Pluckie.  I'm a dog--a spaniel-terrier mix--and people tell me I'm good luck to them because I'm black and white.  That's one of the reasons I'm blogging here today: good luck.  You see, I've been told what I'm saying here will appear on the Killer Characters blog, and this is December, which they said is a month of giveaways there.

That means that a lucky human winner somewhere in the USA who comments about my blog either today or tomorrow, December 19, will win a copy of the third Superstition Mystery that features me, as they all do.  That one is Unlucky Charms

My human, Rory Chasen, says I get to pick the winner from the list of comments we get here.  I'll just use my nose to point to one and let Rory know.  She's been my human since long before we moved here to Destiny, California, which people say is all about what they call superstitions.

I don't know a lot about superstitions, but I do like the idea that I'm said to bring good luck.  I hang out a lot with Rory at the store she manages, the Lucky Dog Boutique.  That place has all sorts of pet stuff that's supposed to be lucky, and I get to play with a lot of it.

I'm also there to help make Rory feel better.  She brought me here to check out the reality of superstitions after the nice guy she was engaged to, whatever that means, got hit by a car and died after walking under a ladder.  And now, she winds up getting involved with other people who die--who are murdered here-- and she needs to figure out who really did it to help her friends or, in the case of Unlucky Charms, herself.


So why don't you test your own good luck and comment here?  Let me know what you think of lucky black and white dogs or other superstitions you might have heard of or experienced.  I'll tell Rory all about it.  And be sure to check back here in a couple of days to find out if you're the winner.  If so, send your email address to that lady who writes our stories, Linda O. Johnston, at the address on her website - www.LindaOJohnston.com

69 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series before but look forward to doing so. I have never heard that black and white dogs are lucky but have had several black and white dogs over the years. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Black and white dogs are especially lucky if you're going to a business meeting.
      --Pluckie

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  2. Come and hang out with me. I like having luck.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm so southern and we have many superstitions in our culture. I do think you are lucky! But that also goes along with the action that I leave out the exact same door I entered, I don't sleep with my feet pointed to the door, I don't tell my dreams before breakfast. . .the list goes on and on.

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    1. This is Linda--and I won't tell you the various things I do to try to remain lucky, especially since I started researching superstitions!

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  4. My superstition that I always follow is the knock on wood for luck. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  5. I don't have any superstitions but enjoyed your post which was unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. This series sounds wonderful and we have a few superstitions from way back. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you--and it doesn't hurt to follow your favorite superstitions!

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  7. I used to have a black and white dog. I guess he was pretty lucky. I also have a black cat whose name is Lucky. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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    1. There are different opinions about black cats, but I like to think of them as being lucky. Black and white dogs too, of course!

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  8. I definitely think Plucky is lucky. Come see me;I could all the luck I can get. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I certainly think I'm lucky. And good luck to you!
      --Pluckie

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  9. I haven't heard about black & white dogs being lucky, I have had that color dog before & also a black cat. Everyone could always use some luck in there life. Thanks as always for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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    1. That's for sure. Getting some good luck is always helpful!

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  10. I have never heard of a black and white dog being lucky. I always heard it was bad luck to have an all black cat and I had one but I felt lucky to have her in my life. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. All black dogs are also lucky, but black and white ones are particularly lucky if you're going to a business meeting. And in other cultures black cats are always considered lucky.

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  11. I've never heard of a black and white dog being good luck. I have a black and white dog,Harley, and he is a delight. So I guess he is good luck, because we aRe lucky to have him! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  12. Before reading this series, I had never heard that a black and white dog is lucky. Can't remember ever having one, though. Maybe if I get one, I can win Unlucky Charms! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  13. And the black and white dog you choose would be lucky, too!

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  14. There are two black and white dogs in my family and I do believe that they bring good luck. They bring us good luck by just being a part of our lives and all the love they give us every day. Happy Holidays!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, pets are family and most likely always bring good luck! Happy holidays to you, too.

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  15. Used to have a Dalmatian. She was a wonderful dog.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Dalmations are definitely black and white so they must all be lucky!

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  16. I always knock on wood (usually my head) when I saw something
    that I hope won't happen. Glad to hear that black and white
    dogs are lucky. Most of my dogs were black but I thought
    they were lucky. The book sounds interesting - a new series
    I've not tried. thanks
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Black dogs are considered lucky, and so are black and white ones, especially if you see one on your way to a business meeting.

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  17. I like the idea that black and white dogs are lucky---but I think all dogs bring you good luck because they give you such unconditional love. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. Isn't it funny how different cultures view things that are lucky?? I think my luck comes and goes. One thing I always try to tell myself when something or things aren't going my way is that my bad luck won't stay around forever. Eventually it will turn around and good things will start happening. I'm just starting (and loving!) this series so I would love to win a copy of Unlucky Charms. Thanks for the chance!

    Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Great attitude. And I'll bet you mostly have good luck!

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  19. My cat is black & white & I feel that I'm lucky to have her. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love black and white cats and dogs and horses...Katie katieh(at)mvdsl(dot)com

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  21. I have a little black and white dog! I had a black and white horse too!! Love the books!

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    1. Black and white must work well for you. And thanks!

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  22. I have a black and white cat, a tuxedo.
    That should be good luck, right?
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  23. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com forgot it before black and white is lucky!

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  24. I do way too much stuff for luck. But one thing is instead of Lucky Pennies Mine are Lucky Dimes heads up. Thanks for the chance to win. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Interesting variation on the superstition. Maybe the people in Destiny, California, in the Superstition Mysteries should seed their sidewalks with lucky heads up dimes instead of pennies!

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  25. I'm not superstitious, but I like the idea of black and white dogs being lucky.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  26. To me, it seems like the number 9 is lucky for me! I try using it for luck, at least!! I also don't believe that black cats are bad luck! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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    1. And I've always found the supposedly unlucky number 13 to be lucky for me! And again, it depends on where you are whether black cats are supposed to be bad luck.

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  27. I have not heard B/W dogs are lucky....but that's good for me because I have a B/W Japanese Chin dog. Or does the fact that I also have a Tuxedo cat cancel that good luck out?! Kuzlin at aol.com

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  28. Our first dog was a black and white dog named Ezra Cornell; we now have black cat. Pets are always lucky. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  29. When I was a little girl, my father had a black and white cocker spaniel mix that he named Taterhead. He was the first dog in my life and I remember how I used to cuddle with him and fall asleep. I guess in that way black and white pups are lucky at least to me. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Hey, I consider getting up in the morning pretty lucky. But I also knock on wood sometimes, I have a ruling black cat, and I most of the time don't walk under ladders. Black & white dogs being lucky is a new one on me, but I like it. I have read & kept most of your books, but this series is new to me. It sounds very intriguing though, so I will be looking for the previous books to get started. Thanks for the giveaway. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds like you're at least aware of superstitions even if you choose which to follow! And thanks for reading.

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  31. Book sounds like a great read. This is not a subject you want me to get started on. But then. always been an independent cuss. Just ask my folks. Did a thesis on superstition, its origin, prevalence and the harm it does. A person who lets superstition affect his decisions and daily routine is allowing himself to be dominated by something he does not really understand. Is this wise? Should we submit ourselves to such a nebulous and possibly sinister influence? Is superstition an inconsequential foible or an ominous threat? It's like what Obi Wan Kenobi said. We make our own luck. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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    1. Wow--you sound like a true expert in superstitions!

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  32. Thank you for the giveaway. I don't walk under ladders. I have a black too smart for his britches, cat. Black & white dog is new to me, but there are a lot more besides knock on wood, sleep with feet facing door that I forget about, until I think about. Lol. I love your books, this series I have missed or I would have read it before now. Can't wait to get the first. daw655(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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    1. Yes, there are a lot of superstitions. And thanks!

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  33. I have a solid black pom/pug mix I rescued from an abusive situation. She is so black, that when I try to take pics of her, you can never see her eyes...lol....she is just a black blob in the pics. But she is the best and smartest dog I believe I have ever had the honor of having as a "roommate"

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  34. She sounds wonderful--and how great that you rescued her!

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  35. I didn't know black and white dogs were lucky. But I think any pet is lucky. Even my cats, who rule the household. I do knock on wood for luck.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  36. I'd love to win the third one in the series. I think I have the first two.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. I consider 13 to be my lucky number. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  38. laughlincat2(at)gmail(dot)com black and white seems like colors for a tuxedo cat and luck is where you find it. Appreciate opportunity. Thank you.

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  39. My black and white dog! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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