From Dogbert, one of Caro’s furry family members in Sparkle Abbey’s Pampered Pets mysteries.
It’s Dogbert here. I’m part of Caro Lamont’s fur family and I’ve been worried about my human lately.
Caro’s a pet therapist. That means she helps animals who are having problems with their humans. I think she must be pretty good at it because she’s always busy. Also, she’s often involved in some event helping animals and I think that’s a good thing. I mean where would I be if she didn’t have a heart for animals. She got me from the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter after all. She has the pet therapy business, she volunteers at the shelter, and then there are these big events.
There was the Fur Ball, which I heard her say was an annual “cough up some cash” to get money for the animal shelter. I’ve coughed up things before, but I have to tell you never any cash. That I know of anyways.
Then there was the Fifty Shades of Greyhound event with fifty of that type of dog. They’re really cool. I’ve seen them at the dog park and those puppies are fast. I don’t think anybody coughed up anything at that event, but I heard there was some trouble. You can read about it the book, Fifty Shades of Greyhound, which is on sale right now for $1.99. It tells about Caro and her and some other people trying to help the dogs. Also, I’m in it too.
And now she’s working on this new event, Barking with the Stars, where all sorts of famous people… Woof! Hold on just a minute…
Okay, I’m back. I had to go bark at someone at the door. It’s my job to do that when Caro isn’t home. When she’s home she frowns at me if I do it. I guess because when she’s home it’s her job. Where was I?
Oh, right. This Barking with the Stars thing is to help a group called Warriors for the Paws get more dogs for veterans who have PTSD. I heard Caro explain it's program where military people who’ve had traumatic experiences get therapy dogs. I can see how that would work, can’t you? But I heard her talking to her friend, Diana, and I guess there’s some problem. Not with the dogs, but with one of the famous people.
It’s the kind of thing that keeps a dog up at night. I try to help, I watch the cats, Thelma and Louise, for her. I guard the house while she’s gone. When she comes home, I sit on her so she feels safe, and at night, I sleep right in bed with her so nothing bad happens while she’s sleeping.
What about you other pets out there? Do your humans do things that worry you? What do you do to help them out? Maybe you can give me some ideas.
It was great to bark with you today! Or talk, I mean talk. Soon, you’ll be able to read more about Caro and me in Barking with the Stars. In the meantime, Caro and Mel would like to give you a chance to win one of the books about them and I get to randomly pick the winner. Just leave a comment on the blog before Monday, June 12th at midnight, and you’ll have a chance to win your choice of any of the Sparkle Abbey Pampered Pets books. If you have a pet, I’d love to hear from them, but any comment regarding pets will work too.
Until next time, take care of your humans. And humans take care of your pets. Remember, it’s summer and you should never leave us in a hot car or outside in the heat.
Sparkle Abbey is actually two people, Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter, who write the national best-selling Pampered Pets cozy mystery series. They love to hear from readers and would love to connect with you via their website at: sparkleabbey.com or on Facebook or Twitter.