Monday, December 11, 2017

Meowy Christmas and Happy Howlidays

from Thelma & Louise, Caro Lamont's felines in Sparkle Abbey's Pampered Pets mystery series

Thelma: We’d like to thank Killer Character for finally inviting us to be guest bloggers. I’m Thelma, one of Caro Lamont’s cats and my sister is – hey there, girlfriend, you’re on.


Louise: What? Oh, hello all. I was just taking a little nap waiting for it to be time. Hold on…

Thelma: She’ll be back. Every single time the poor thing wakes up she has to go check to make sure our bowls have food. She just can’t help herself  In the meantime, let me fill you in.

Here’s the deal, as you may know, our human mom is a pet therapist. (Not that we need therapy, of course, but there are some felines and canines who have…well, issues of some sort.

Louise: I’m back. Our food is good. But the water. The water’s old. I checked it and I’m not drinking that water. When Caro gets home we should let her know.

Thelma: Got it. Now, as I was just about to say, our human mom helps people and their pets but she also is a detective.

Louise: Oh, yes, a very good detective. Not like the kind with a badge but the one that helps the kind with the badge. You know, like Detective Malone. He's very nice.

Thelma: I’m not so sure about him. Sometimes, he acts like we’re not here at all. I clearly asked for him to rub my head and he looked at me like he had no idea what I was saying. Then he just went on talking to Caro. Seriously?

Louise: I see your point. Anyway, our human mom, Caro, helps Detective Malone quite a lot. In fact, she and her cousin, Mel, help the police with their murder investigations. Though, we haven’t seen Mel here for a while. I wondered what’s up with that. Anyway, the investigating is pretty exciting.

Thelma: It is exciting. So much so that people like reading about how the crimes as solved. If I could read, I might like to read about it too. As it is we have to find out about what’s going on from eavesdropping. You know, where we pretend we're not listening, but we are. Like just recently when Caro was involved with an event called Barking with the Stars to raise money for Warriors for the Paws. A good event to be sure, to raise money for therapy dogs for veterans who suffer from the effects of PTSD, That's post traumatic stress disorder, in case you didn't remember.

Louise: I did remember, but why dogs? Why not therapy cats?

Thelma: I don’t know. I think therapy cats would be awesome. But this group just does dogs I think. We can talk to Caro about it when she gets home. She’s bringing special treats. I saw her write it down on her list right after we told her about the ones we saw on TV.

Louise: And I see she got the boxes out with the shiny toys she hangs on that little tree for us every year about this time. That will be fun!

Thelma: Great fun! Let’s get a nap in so we can be ready, okay? Last year we weren’t able to remove all the toys from the tree. Right, Louise? Louise? Well, I see she’s already started on her nap.
So, let me say for both of us. Meowy Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your furry family members. Also be sure to check out the fun Barking with the Stars giveaway from Caro and Dogbert, our canine housemate.

Have you read any of the Sparkle Abbey Pampered Pets books? Do you have a pampered pet at home?

Comment below with either the title of a Sparkle Abbey book or the name of your pet, to be entered in the drawing for the prize. (As you can see in the picture, it’s a fun leash hook and a “You had me a Woof” mug as well as a copy of Sparkle Abbey’s latest book, Barking with the Stars.)

Sparkle Abbey is actually two people, Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter, who write the national best-selling Pampered Pets cozy mystery series. They are friends as well as neighbors so they often get together and plot ways to commit murder. (But don't tell the neighbors.) They love to hear from readers and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, their favorite social media sites. Also, if you want to make sure you get updates, sign up for their newsletter via the SparkleAbbey.com website.

66 comments:

  1. I have two lovely cats that I got when their mother brought them to me when they were a week old. They are now 21 years old and oh so spoiled! My Tony and his sister, Teddi. catwoman-1(at)comcast

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    1. Sharon, Tony and Teddi have been blessed to have you taking care of them since they were a week old!

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  2. That should be: catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  3. I have two cats - Panda and Mischief. They are not really my cats but I am caring for them while my daughter is away with the Peace Corps.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Two grandcats, huh? We love the names, Panda and Mischief. LOL We've both had cats and dogs that stayed with us while friends or family were away.

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  4. We have two cats, Cosmo, a Siamese and Sammy, a black and white domestic who is also a rescue. They both receive Christmas gifts. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Dianne - Rescue is our favorite breed. :-) Thelma and Louise get Christmas gifts too!

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  5. Love this series. I've read every book from Desperate Housedogs to Raiders of the Lost Bark. You have the BEST titles. Looking forward to reading the latest. mlarkin (at) rmrgroup (dot) com.

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    1. So glad you enjoy the series, Mary Louise. We're hard at work on the next book - The Dogfather. :-)

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  6. What a wonderful feature and giveaway. Bogie, my rescue dog, is exceptional and unique. He is hard working, understanding, sensitive and a philosopher. What a delightful companion who knows all. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Eli and Toby are definitely spoiled and know it. Never a dull day with them ruling the roost. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And what's wrong with spoiled, right? We think that's just as it should be. :-)

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  8. Thanks, kitty ladies.
    My handsome red Abyssinian, ChiliBoy (he's a red hot chili pepper) sends his greetings.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. ChiliBoy sounds very handsome. We're wishing we'd asked everyone to share pictures! We're waving at ChiliBoy...

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  9. We have Maxie, our rescue schnoodle. She's the best! lkleback at hotmail.com

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    1. We don't know that we've met a schnoodle before, but looked up the breed online just now. How adorable. Bet Maxie is a cutie!

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  10. I have 2 cats, Malachi and Muff-Tuff. They have to worry that our new little dog who thinks he's a cat doesn't eat they food,
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  11. Mary Lynette MillerDecember 11, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    I have 4 cats. Chewy, Smokey, Booner & Squeekey. They lv chasing birds and bringing us moles they have caught. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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    1. Chewy, Smokey, Booner & Sqeekey sound like a lot of fun and how nice of them to bring you presents!

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  12. Thelma and Louise are great kitties! My two are Anna Belle and Molly. They don't like old water either! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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    1. Anna Belle and Molly would be right at home with Thelma and Louise. Old water is not acceptable! LOL

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  13. I haven't read any of Sparkle Abby's books, but they sound like fascinating reads. I have two cats, Hamilton and Jefferson and they make me smile every day. They are the best!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hamilton and Jefferson sound like very smart cats, Dianne. Such great names!

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  14. I have 3 rescues. A dog named Annie. 2 barn cats, litter mates, called Merry and Chris.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. So, we have to ask, were Merry and Chris born around the holidays?

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  15. My furbaby's name is Merrick.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I have a house full of pampered pets. I live with 5 cats: Calumet, Licorice, Mariusz, Annabella, and Mystic. I also have a rat named Alfie and an off track thoroughbred, but he doesn't live in our house. I board Harley. My dogs have crossed the Rainbow Bridge several years ago.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance to win!
    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Kathy - You do have a house full of pampered pets! How fun is that? Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  17. I have a little red dachshund named Mia who thinks I need to hurry up and start reading Girl with the Dachshund Tattoo ;) barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Tari, we'll bet Mia would enjoy The Girl with the Dachshund Tattoo! We learned so much about doxies while researching that book. Most everyone told us how smart and sweet...and stubborn, the breed can be. Is that true of Mia?

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  18. Belle and Toby, two black cats

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. We just love black cats and keep hoping to get one to befriend Sparkle!

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  19. I don't have any pets right now(not allowed I live in an apartment) but I had a Chocolate Brown Poodle named Cocoa. Barking With The Stars is the latest Sparkle book I downloaded.

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    1. Cocoa sounds like the perfect name for a chocolate brown poodle. Thanks for downloading Barking with the Stars. Hope you enjoy it!

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  20. DOWNTON TABBY caught my attention that's for sure.

    My neighbor has a full sized chocolate poodle named Ralph - he thinks we are his second family.



    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Downton Tabby was a fun story to write. The Scottish Fold Tabby in the book, named Toria (after Queen Victoria) went to stay with Thelma and Louise for a while. :-)

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  21. I have an adorable 6 yo Yorkie mix, Teddy, who loves to snuggles and chase the bunnies that live in our backyard. The squirrels drive her crazy and they do it on purpose. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Bet Teddy is adorable! The Abbey half of our duo has two Yorkies, Sophie and Chewy. Chewy is short for Chewbacca. LOL

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  22. Muffin and Wiggles are my two black cats and I have a tabby named Brownie. Catbooks72@gmaildotcom

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    1. Michele, Muffin, Wiggles and Brownie sound like a great trio. Do they all get along?

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  23. My cats are Hunter, Hershey & Mango. I lost Freya ladt week to the Rainbow Bridge. schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hugs to you, Carol. We saw your post about Freya. It's so hard to lose them.

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  24. I love the titles of all of the books! The Girl With The Dachshund Tattoo is such a clever title. I'm sure that my toy poodles who've both crossed over would approve. suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Sue! We did a pet event last year and actually saw a girl (woman) with a dachshund tattoo.

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  25. My pampered babies? Dogs and cats both. My oldest dog is Freckles. Named after a couple weeks old when 7 black spots across her white nose started really showing. She wants to lead me she will walk in front of me, prancing backwards. Lovely give away. Appreciate the chance
    Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. Della, Freckles sounds like she's a great dog! Love the picture of her getting you to do what she wants. LOL

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    2. Della - You are the winner in the random drawing! We've sent you an email so that you can let us know your mailing address. Congratulations!

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  26. I have a 7 year old border collie hound mix named Roscoe that we adopted from our local animal shelter. He's definitely spoiled! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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    1. Bless you for adopting. Sparkle and Abbey and all of our other pets have all been rescues!

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  27. All of our pets are rescues. My sweet boy Tyler rescued me when I lost my service dog. He does not have what it takes to be a service dog, but he has everything it takes to be the best dog in the world. (I love that saying "everyone thinks they have the best dog in the world and they are not wrong" or something like that, lol). We also have 3 big dogs that were rescued from the pound by my sisnlaw when she worked there. All of them are loved beyond words. I also have a friend whose German Shepherd is a therapy dog. He was born to do it. Just the most lovable big guy. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Kay, Tyler sounds like a special boy. And how wonderful to have the chance to rescue each other. :-)

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  28. Our 13 year old fur-babies name is Snickerdoodle. He's just a tad bit spoiled. In fact, I think he owns everything and just allows us to use it from time to time. Love that boy more than words can express!

    Thanks for the chance to win this great package!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  29. I love these books/series and Kitty Kitty Bank Bank is one of my favorites. Of course I'm kind of biased since I am owned by two cats, Romeo Luigi and Ralphie Lee. Thanks so much for the chance to enter this giveaway. roeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. This sounds interesting. I like the looks of "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" too. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Kitty Kitty Bang Bang was a fun book to write. :-)

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  31. Barking with the Stars. Great book!! My service dogs name is Susy.

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  32. Thanks, Joanne! Glad you enjoyed it. Waving at you and Susy. :-)

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  33. Robin, so glad you enjoyed Kitty Kitty Bang Bang. It was such fun to write! With those Bengal cats and the entertaining April May June. LOL

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  34. Thanks to everyone for sharing you pampered pets' names and stories with us! This has been great fun!! The winner of the random drawing is "Not really." We've sent you an email so you can share your shipping address. And we're wishing all of you a happy holiday season!

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  35. We were having a bit of trouble with the blog letting us respond yesterday, but please know how much we appreciate you reading the blog and our books, as well as sharing with us about your own pampered pets! We've drawn a winner and have posted the name. However, if you would like to have a bookmark, please send us an email through our website SparkleAbbey.com You can also sign up for our newsletter there, so we can let you know about any specials.

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