Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mocha and Murder and a Giveaway!



Hi! I'm Pepper. I'm a Schnauzer and I love to eat Pup-sicles. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post and grab a fantastic recipe not only fur babies love, but humans too!

But someone I love is in trouble. A lot of someones I love are in trouble. My human friend who saved my life, Louise Carlton, is in trouble. Big trouble.


Louise and another human who came to Pet Palace, the local no-kill SPCA that Louise owns, had a big falling out. I didn't hear about it, but Tank the Chihuahua said that he heard it all from his Pet Palace kennel. 
That other person who Louise had a fallin' out with...dead. As in not breathing. Not good.
If she goes to jail, what does that mean for all my fur friends that I love? It means that they won't have a human Louise to care for them and love them. It also means that they will be taken to one of those shelters, you know the ones. The bad ones that only like to keep you up for adoption for a few years...then the end.
I did overhear my new human owner, Roxy Bloom, talking to Louise over a cup of coffee from The Bean Hive Coffeehouse. She told Louise that she's going to help find out who's framing Louise. 
I sure hope so. 




Be sure to check out my adventures. . .arf. . .and a good southern mystery set in a coffeehouse with quirky characters! Mocha and Murder is the second book in the Killer Coffee Mystery Series and releases on Friday, June 16th. Preorder your copy here!

Grab SCENE OF THE GRIND, the first novel in the Killer Coffee  Mystery. It's currently only .99 in ebook for a limited time! Grab your copy here!



Do you have a fur baby? Leave a comment and be entered to win a Southern Mystery tote full of goodies and a Kappes novel! Winner will be picked Friday!





Tonya has written over 35 novels, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotions and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled Schnauzers in Northern Kentucky. Tonya writes full time in her old Kentucky home where you can find her drinking coffee or sipping sweet ice tea.

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98 comments:

  1. No fur baby at the moment but I borrow my neighbor's!

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  2. We have two fur babies, a Siamese cat named Cosmo and a black/white rescue cat named Sammy. They are very spoiled and have a good life. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. Yes I have a sweet loving 50 lb bulldog named Hoss. We rescued him from his previous owner who couldn't care for him.

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  4. bearspygmiesisathotmaildotcom

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  5. I have 2 fur babies, Lexie and Lucky, both cats. Love Tonya's books and can't wait to read this one! mcastor07@gmail.com

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  6. I have 2 fur babies, a female cat that has 6 toes on all of her feet. Her name is Belle and will soon be 12 and she is very sweet. Then I have a male black cat named Barnabas who we adopted in Salem, MA and he has fangs that hang out of his mouth all the time. He drove us crazy last night wanting to go out. We make him wait til it gets light out and he doesn't like to wait. pgenest57 (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. What a great recipe for summer! Our yard would be the envy of the neighborhood with those treats!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I have two cats. I like dogs but my daughter is allergic to dogs.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  9. I have Dozer, a very spoiled greyhound mix, & Jazzy, our kitty who keeps the place free from any other kitties. 😊

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  10. I have my best buddy Rusty. He's a lab who thinks he's a lap dog. He not only speaks to me, but I know he can read my mind,too. I bet he'd have a blast with Pepper!

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  11. I have 2 adorable cats, Jughead and Winnie, that I always say are my caregiving assistants for Dad. Our neighbour's Eurasian dog Tocho also visits regularly as he has been trained by St. John's Ambulance as a therapy dog. Another valuable assistant to me!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  12. I have 2 cats. There names are Rhubarb aND Truffles.

    Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  13. We have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a kitten.

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  14. I'm single and retired. On the go to much to have any pets at this time.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  15. I have a black lab named Bandit. A friend found him running loose in her neighborhood. She took him back to his owners, and they said they didn't want him anymore. My sister and I adopted him. He's five years old and is a sweetheart! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. My favorite fur babies are dogs but I don't have any since by beloved Bridget and Buddy died. There are outdoor cats who now seem to think that I am their momma!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I have one fur baby at the moment my kitty Emilie. I hoping to get her a baby sister sometime.

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  18. I have 2 fur babies. A chocolate lab mix who is a rescue and a black mini labradoodle. In the past we have had black labs and a mini schnauzer who passed away at 15 years old.

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  19. We have 2 fur babies. One is Boudreaux, our beloved 9 yr old Black Lab. He is the sweetest most loyal companion you could ever imagine! He has been with me through the passing of my Mother & has kept me company as I have recovered from 5 or more surgeries. He is also our Weather Lab alerting us to bad weather ahead of NOAA! We also have a HOODLUM dog named Darcie. She is 1/2 Golden Retriever & 1/2 Lab. She was 6 months old when our daughter heard about her rescue & adopted her. She is a goofy, piranha (eating -not chewing -everything in her path), precocious little somebody! We call her "The Rookie."

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  20. I do! I have what the vet called an Australian shepherd mix. He is so sweet!

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  21. No dogs but we are looking for one. Two cats currently let us reside with them.
    Lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I don't have a fur baby of my own, but I love to help take care of others' fur babies!

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  23. Five furbabies!!! Four cats and a loveable mutt!! shado85455@aol.com
    Teri

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  24. I have two furbabies. My biggest baby Resi a 3 year German Shepherd and Cub a tiger cat. sclickner@juno.com

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  25. I have 2 cats and a dog. Cats are Serious black with a couple of small white spots. Tigger is striped. Dog is a mix and name is Puget.

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  26. We have a cat that adopted us 13 years ago. Thank-you for spotlighting this book. Haven't started the series but looks like I'll pick up the first book to try it out.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  27. somehow my post went to never never land. Our fur baby adopted us 13 years ago. He's a lovely cat.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  28. i lost my dog last year so only one fur baby now a cat and one feathered one i rescued as a baby and doesn't want to leave now
    thank you for the giveaway!

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. We have 1 fur baby. He is a dog named Jackson.
    Sparkle40175 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I have 7 fur babies!! 3 dogs 2 cats and 2 bunnies!!!
    jreitmeyer1811 at gmail dot com

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  31. Our daughters cat is my backseat driver!

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  32. My wonderful companion, Bogie, who we found at Lap Dog Rescue. He is our navigator. So smart and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Our Maltese, Guido is a delightful sweetheart. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. We have a cat and a dog at my house and 2 dogs at my parents house. We have Sassy the cat, and Angel the dog at my house. At my parents we have Doug and Jack.

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  35. I have two older cats and a puppy named Ginger Snap that I adore.
    Meg85242 at gmail dot com

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  36. I have 4 feline fur babies. elainehroberson at gmail dot com

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  37. I have 1 dog that's been with us 7 years now. I call him my oldest child. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  38. Ah, fur children. Life would be so flat without them!
    I grew up with dogs, but have had cats throughout my adult years.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  39. I have an Italian Greyhound named Blaze. He loves all things watermelon, blueberries, etc. At 13 years old, he gets what he wants. Thank you! Stephanielee.2010@yahoo.com

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  40. I'm down to 1, a Rescue corgi named Penny and I take care of my mothers mixed breed Katie

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  41. I love my furbaby last summer.
    She was going on 12 and had so many
    allergies. She was a wonderful friend.
    Was a big help in my recovery from my
    husband's death. I hope Pepper won't lose
    his friend. thanks for the chance for
    some books.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I have 1 fur baby and he is my world!! His name is Porter and he is a 5 year old German Shepherd. Wynter33@gmail.com

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  43. No fur babies at the moment. Lost both our dogs a couple years ago within a 1 1/2 yrs of each other. Mine was Shih Tzu and his was West Highland Terrier mix

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  44. We have a rescue schnoodle named Maxie. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  45. I have three little fur babies. They are chihuahuas. One is 3lbs and the other two are 5 lbs. they mean everything to me . They are my service dogs to help with my PTSD. Reading and my dogs calm me down.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  46. I have 7 cats and a stray that I care for.
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  47. I have no fur babies right now, but when I was in high school we had a Minature Schnauzer & we called him Shotzie, I loved that dog so much. Thanks as always for your generosity, I do appreciate it. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  48. I am owned by a total of 11 fur babies and love them all.
    ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  49. Congratulations to all the authors that won awards. I have pet chickens ,two cats ,and an Australian Shepard.sandylip12@gmail.com

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  50. Tons of furbabies over the years..Fluffy Butt the long haired cat adopted us, and must stll like the menu cus he's not left yet (Even though we removed a few of his things). Also have 4 ferret babies, 1st one is the alpha dog, Giz (White albino) who my daughter got from my sis...next is Bruce Wayne, my hubbys who was also someone else's. Then we got two girls, Naughty and Trouble but Trouble left us and Naughty is now hairless as she's got the andrenline disease. Then there's Waffle the ferret who is quite anti social (so scared he's literally pooped on them)..he's in his own cage, whilst the others are free roam

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  51. I have had furbabies all my life! Right now, I have 1 kitty, Punkin, inside and take care of 4 stray kitties, Valentino, Moo, Clyde, and Ralphie. We have a area in our garage just for them. It will be a year on Thursday since we lost our dog Sam. He was 18! Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  52. I don't have a 'fur baby.' I used to when I was growing up...Casey, a faun boxer, was just another member of the family. He loved ice cream, marshmallows, and leftovers; he got into trouble messing with Christmas packages; he would leave a little package somewhere in the house to show he was displeased about being left at home when we'd go to the drive in; he was my mother's BFF during the divorce; and he protected us kids from the local dog 'bullies.' He has always been missed...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  53. I have two rescued cats, the mother brought them to me when they were just opening their eyes, they were about 1 1/2 weeks old. Mama Sabrina died last year at age 20, and the babies, Tony and Teddi, are now 21 years old. I am already a huge fan of yours. Thanks for the opportunity. Sharon catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  54. Have a chocolate lab! He is a character!!

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  55. No further babies now. My babies have feathers.

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  56. Fur babies, Duncan, Cupcake, Oliver, Isabella, Pipkin, Tony Rose, Roger Doger and Shredder.
    2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 bunnies and my grandson's guinea pig. We also have 3 feather babies, lol

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  57. Three fur babies: a Cairn Terrier, an American Bulldog and a Heintz 57 Varity.
    Love all fur babies.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. My two fur babies are both 11-year-old cocker spaniels, Mercy and GloryBee. LOVE 'em a bushel and a peck and hugs around each neck!!

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  59. I don't have any fur babies right now, so I borrow my friend's border collie. 😀

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  60. I have three fur babies all dogs and all are rescued.

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  61. My fur baby is a tuxedo cat. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. My little Zoey, a shih tzu. She loves cuddling up with me and a good book. We already have this ordered. 😍 Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Good luck all. cristinaalaska(@)gmail(.)com

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  63. My fur baby is a Siberian Husky.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  64. No furbabies at the moment. We had our cat, Oscar, for 20 years, and we had two cats, Camille and Truffle, until we had to move. Thankfully they were taken in by a wonderful lady who adores them and spoils them rotten. Someday we'll have furbabies again!

    bunkielisa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. I have 4 furbabies---2 cats and 2 dogs.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  66. I am lucky enough to have two shelter kittens, Hamilton and Jefferson. They make life so much fun. I had forgotten how busy kittens are and how busy they keep me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I am lucky enough to have two shelter kittens, Hamilton and Jefferson. They make life so much fun. I had forgotten how busy kittens are and how busy they keep me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I live with 2 fur babies (cats) and I am about to become a grand-kitty-ma My son and daughter-in-law are getting their first cat this week!

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  69. We have 2 fur babies in our home. A lab-mutt, dorky and loveable, named Bailey. And a rescue cat named Oreo, who is more frosting than cookie if you get my drift. :) They are hilarious and will love this recipe, I'm sure of it. Thanks for sharing! I also just bought Scene of the Grind and I'm excited to read it! Thanks!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  70. Alas I am without pets right now.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  71. My furbaby is a rescue cat named Howie. He is polydactyl, having an extra toe on each of his paws. His front paws look like mittens. He is equal parts mischief and love, making him absolutely perfect!

    jlsteele@blomand.net

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  72. I have two dogs and two cats. One dog is a lab mix. The other is a bichon poodle mix. One cat is a tabby, and the other one is a tortoise shell. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  73. I have an orange tabby. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I have a beautiful tan and white kitty that my granddaughter gave to me for Christmas last year after she rescued him from some boys who were torturing and abusing him.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  75. We have no fur babies at this time, but have a beautiful grand baby and my son has an exceptional black lab Amos who recently was my nursemaid when I fell and hit my head.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  76. My fur baby is a Yorkie mix and a real snuggler. He has to always be near me. [abermanwells.eileen@gmail.com]

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  77. I have several furbabies! Kensi, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and three cats: Dickens,Jazzy, and Joe Gray. I love day mysteries, especially those with cats and/or dogs as characters.

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  78. furbabies? 3 dogs, 2 indoor cats 7-9 frontyard feral cats, and 7 hens
    :) dkmouser@aol.com

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  79. I have several furbabies...I have an albino guinea pig named Snowball, and 8 black cats. Midnight is a longhair with green eyes, and Lucky is a short hair with yellow eyes, and they're the parents of the other six, all short haired like Mom, some with yellow eyes and some with green. They just turned a year old in March, and they're all spoiled rotten babies (I wonder how that happened :P). Five of the six finally have names (kinda hard when they all look alike and act alike to come up with names that fit their personalities). Pain In The Butt #s 1-6, while tempting, don't really make good names. :P

    My favorite mysteries with animals are Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who mysteries, Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie Brown's Mrs. Murphy mysteries, Tonya Kappes' Magical Cures mysteries (of course!) and Carol Nelson Douglas' Midnight Louie mysteries. Can you tell I like mysteries with cats in them? :D Although I love dogs too, I haven't found very many mystery series with dogs as the main characters, other than maybe the Mrs. Murphy mysteries, where the dog is at least an important secondary character. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places...

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  80. We "only" have 4 cats now. We lost our 15 and 17 year old cats. 3 of our cats were abandoned when our neighbors moved. My 15 year old brought me the kittens and they've been here ever since. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  81. We are owned by two cats. Romeo Luigi is a black cat with Siamese traits and Ralphie Lee is a long haired orange marmalade. We are also fostering a family outside. Mama and her litter of seven babies ranging from and orange one to a cream with Siamese markings, both have long hair. There are a couple of tabby babies, a long haired black one and a gray kitten too. If I could I would bring them all in to our home but my daughter has allergies and is just tolerating the two we have. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. We have 1 medium size dog "Chester" We got from the pound 3 years ago and he's the best. He's part Jack Russel and part whimpet, and he runs up the stairs so fast. We also have 2 parakeets. Thanks for the chance
    Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  83. We have two Bella. and Sasha.A pug and German Shepherd.

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  84. We have 3 fur babies, all rescues. A brother sister set of barn cats, nearly identical. Merry and Chris. And a mostly Jack Russell dog named Annie.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  85. We had 2 furbabies but we lost them.

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  86. 3 fur babies. A brother/sister set of barn cats nearly identical. Merry and Chris. And a mostly Jack Russell named Annie.

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  87. I have a fur puppy called Katie. She is a ball of fur and feisty. she likes the water and when we irrigate, she is out in it being playful.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)kcom

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  88. I get to enjoy my neighbor's 2 puppies every day. Thanks for the fun interview & giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. We have a fur baby named Molly!She is an older dog but very spoiled. She is a mixed breed!

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  90. I don't have any pets now but I have been owned by 2 wild and crazy toy poodles named Ziggy and Lucy. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

    suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. We have five cats, four of whom were strays we rescued - Furby, Angel, Baby Boy, Handsome, Little Bit - and feed several feral cats who want to remain feral. Yes, I'm one cat short of a crazy cat lady! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  92. I have two fur babies, Anna Belle and Molly. They're both rescue cats, and I'm so glad we found each other. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  93. No we don't have any fur babies.
    xzjh04(at)gmail.com

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  94. Well it's really my daughter's and he is Nemo.

    chickiebrewer1(AT)gmail(dot)net

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