Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Holidays and a Giveaway

by Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of an adjoining barkery and bakery, whose adventures are memorialized in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston



Hi, everyone.  It's me yet again.  I wanted to take my last opportunity of the year to wish all of you a happy holiday season from me, from my wonderful dog Biscuit, from all my employees at my bakeries Barkery and Biscuits and Icing on the Cake, from Dr. Reed Storme--the veterinarian with whom I seem to be developing a nice relationship, from--

Well, heck, Happy Holidays from everyone in Knobcone Heights, California!  I don't know of anyone around here who wouldn't agree.

And guess what.  To celebrate this season, I've been told that Linda O. Johnston, the person who writes the books describing the various murders I've managed to solve around here, will be giving away a copy of my most recent adventure: Bad to the Bone.  All you have to do to enter is to leave a brief comment here that tells about how you'll be spending this holiday season, most particularly with your dog(s).  Also, leave your email address.  Linda says she'll have one of her dogs pick the winner randomly on December 20 from those who enter.


Good luck, and again Happy Holidays!

46 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays! Thank you for the opportunity. Dspinlexo at aol dot com

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity!
    browninggloriaat hotmail

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  3. My family is coming to visit this year. My daughter is allergic to dogs so I have a bunch of small pocket dogs that are everywhere.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm hosting Christmas Eve, breakfast and dinner this year so I get to be home with the pup this year. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail(.)com

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  5. We have cats and each cat has a stocking where they get gifts. Out adult daughters each have a dog and we, of course, give each dog a Christmas present. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  6. We have company visiting, and we'll be spending the holidays with them. I don't have any dogs, but the cats will be around. One doesn't like company, so she'll be under the bed mostly. The other one will probably be out socializing when she feels like it, and napping when she doesn't. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  7. Our family along with our beloved mini Schnauzer Belle will he spending a quiet Christmas at home .
    cochrandcr@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance.
    Merry Christmas to all.☃️��❄

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  8. Our Christmas is a small gathering - our fur-baby Snickerdoodle (a 13 year young chihuahua), hubby and myself. Snickerdoodle is the center of our world and he's really excited to have a visit from Santa Paws. He checks his stocking hung on the fireplace mantle every day to see if he might have come early. :)

    We are thrilled to be spending Christmas in our new home. We took the plunge (before we got too old to do it) and moved to our dream spot - in the Ozark Mountains - and built our dream home. The 7+ acres we bought right at the edge of town with a view of the mountains had two still standing 1853 large stone fireplaces. Hubby and I drew up the plans around those two fireplaces. We downsized to a one bedroom, but with one of the fireplaces in the living room and one in our bedroom, it's perfect for us.

    Now they are calling for snow for Christmas! Maybe up to 4 inches. First off, where we moved from we NEVER got snow but rather ICE which was nasty stuff. On top of that I've never seen a White Christmas so this would be my first. I'm so excited and hoping the weather forecast is right. I will be more than happy to spend Christmas with the three of us cuddling on the couch by the fireplace watching it snow out the front big window which faces the mountains. We always have good meals to eat and we do and buy for each other all year so not concerned about those. Well, Snickerdoodle is but he's such a GOOD boy that I know Santa Paws will reward him with a overflowing stocking this year.

    Merry Christmas!

    Thank you so much for the chance. <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  9. Spending precious time with family, lunch and dinner together and including the wonderful Bogie, in this family tradition is meaningful and memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. We'll be celebrating with our smallish family. Our granddaughter is now 16 months, so it will be interesting to see what she thinks about all this. Our family includes on elderly, very patient cat. He and our granddaughter are great buddies.

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  11. Small family Christmas. Thanks for the book offer
    rmmoss2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. My husband and our 3 rescues will snuggle in for the Holiday.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  13. I will not be able to spend it with my dogs so they will be treated to Kamp 4 paws while we go out of state with our grandbabies and new granddaughter, too. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year,too.

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  14. I'm going next door where my grand dog lives with 3 grandsons. We have a very small family so our critters are really a big part of the family Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Donamaekutska7@Gmail?com Josie my dog and I will snuggle and look at the tree. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  16. Happy Holidays to you too!! I will be spending the holidays quietly and alone. I will be spending it with my two kitties. My son won't be able to come home. catwoman-1(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  17. The hubby and I will be spending the holidays with our fur babies. All the presents hidden deeply in closets are for the dogs---so they can't go under the tree or they would be opened already. I imagine they will get a little taste of our Christmas dinner, too---a small slice of prime rib for each of them.

    Happy Holidays!

    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. I go to my Sisters as does the whole family for Christmas. Her little Scottie takes center stage and wants everyone to play with him. Lots of fun.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  19. Mary Lynette MillerDecember 18, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Spending it with family, the best way to celebrate. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  20. Would love to read "Bad to the Bone" and more about Biscuit. I'm spending Christmas with my Sister and her wonderful English Pointers, Polly and Robin. I already have their gifts packed.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Family Christmas with treats from the pet bakery for Toby and Belle.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  22. Spending Christmas with my family. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. We'll be spending Christmas Eve with my in-laws and their two dogs. We'll be spending Christmas with (gasp ��) our cat. She'll be getting more toys and treats. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I don't have a dog, but I will be visiting family (parents & a cousin) who have dogs.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. We will have the family come over for dinner and gifts. I think we are going to do it on Christmas Eve this year. My mother had to give up the tradition when she moved to America as a young lady. she wants to do it on Eve this year, so we should. Tyler my dog will have presents to open and his stockings to get into as well. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas to you and yours. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  26. I think we'll have a quiet holiday, maybe hosting my recently bereaved best friend. No puppy dog right now, but maybe one of these days. Happy holidays to you and yours!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Hopefully we will find a date that works for everyone so we can gather as a family for a wonderful meal and exchange gifts. My two married daughters will bring their dogs. One has a Pit bull and the other has 2 schnauzers who are afraid of the Pit bull but love to terrorize my Yorkie mix. The Pit bull just wants to play. My pup just ignores them all. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. I'm spending time with family. I'm sure the neighbor's dog will join in at some stage.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  29. Staying home this year. Harley will probably play with his new toys! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  30. Christmas is one of the four days of the year my business closes. So, I'll spend most of the day relaxing. Go to the family dinner, and back to relaxing. At the family dinner, we'll pamper whichever dogs come. Cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  31. I just LOVE your books! I read the first in this series and just loved it. I have the second and third on my list to get, but, haven't bought them as of yet. My Husband and I will be just be spending Christmas with each other, a quiet day at home. I am doing chemotherapy, have been for over 15 years now, and I just try to push myself along and it seems that I don't do much as i used to. I lost my last dog a few years back, and right now I don't have one. So, it is just the two of us. I love reading and always take my books to my chemo infusion suite, and when I am through with the books, I leave them for the other ladies to read. Keep up your wonderful stories! I want to read all of your series, one of these days, I will get there! Happy Holidays!

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  32. We will have a quiet Christmas Day, but then family comes and it will be fun, fun, fun with Grands!
    LibraryLady80 (at) gmail (dot) com

    judy

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  33. We don't have dogs, but will be spending the howliday w/our families. anajs95 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  34. I'll be having a quiet Christmas, hoping that there will be a puppy waiting for me under the tree :-) ellenjbumblebee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. We will be sharing a Holiday get together with our dog and four cats and family. It should be a full house.

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  37. It will be a relaxing day of reading & eating holiday food. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Our Christmas day is going to be strictly immediate family. We don't have any dogs this year in our household so it will just be the cats slumbering wherever they care too. Thank you so much for this opportunity to enter for chance to win Linda O. Johnston's book. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. christmas Eve will be spent with my children and grandchildren. Christmas day will be spend with my furchildren. They each have their own stocking and gifts under the tree

    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. Christmas will be spent with our family. A family dog or two will be visiting, which makes our cat a less than gracious host. Thank you for this opportunity. embam1969@comcast.net

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  41. Happy Holidays . Love the cover on this book.

    xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Happy holidays to all. We had a bit of family in for Thanksgiving so it's a bit of a empty nest here for Christmas. Guess there will be more time for reading. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  43. Will be spending time not at work with my purrbabies, curled up reading. schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Thank you for the giveaway. This will be a quiet sad Christmas, I just had knee surgery cannot go anywhere. Last Sat my sweet little Chinese Crested dog who was 10 years old passed away. Just not in the mood for any holiday doings right now. Would love a new book to read. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (@)aol(dot) com

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  45. All eight of our children will be back home and we will spend it reminiscing about funny family stories and enjoying great food!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. The winner has been picked! It's Eileen A-W. Thanks to all of you for commenting, and both Linda and I hope you have a great holiday season.
    --Carrie

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