Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mal (Pup) and Mella (kitty) talk summer on Mackinac Island #Bookgiveaway

Hi, Liz here. I'm the local reporter on Mackinac Island. Allie always seems to be on top of crime. She claims her pets draw her into the misadventures. So I interviewed them for their point of view:

What's your favorite Mackinac Island smell?

Mal: The smell of fudge is okay but not my favorite island smell. My favorite smell is the scent of popcorn from the candy stores. I love popcorn with butter, of course. Next would be the smell of the water's edge. Sometimes you can find interesting dead things washed ashore. I like to roll in those.

Mella: Really, Mal, you are such a dog. I like the water, too. Fish is my favorite smell. The fresher the better.

What's your favorite thing to do on the island?

Mella: I like to roam the island and take the the occasional hitchhike on a horse draw carriage. It's good to keep an eye on your territory and make sure everything is ship shape. The view from the carriage is pretty cool. The tricky part is jumping off. Sometimes a horse will back up and you have to make sure you're clear of the wheels.

Mal: My favorite part is greeting all the guests at the McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. So many interesting people to give me pets. I especially love the kids because they will pet me nonstop and even slip me a treat or two.

What's Allie like when she's not investigating a crime?

Mal: Allie is the best. She loves me and plays ball with me and feeds me and likes to pick up my poo.

Mella: She doesn't like to pick up your poo, kid. Trust me on that. I picked Allie. She has a good heart and accepts me the way I am without too much fuss and bother. I don't like people who fuss over me.

What is your advice for people who travel to Mackinac Island?

Mella: If you can, you should stay on the island at least one night. It's quiet and peaceful and a different place when the crowds go home for the day.

Mal: Roll on the grass of the big lawn at the base of the fort. It's like the best thing ever and you might even get to roll on something dead. Great to have that smell in your fur.

Thanks for the talk. There is a giveaway as part of the Killer Character Cozy Up To Summer giveaway. Leave a comment below about what you think your pet enjoys most about summer for a chance to win a book. If you don't have a pet, then what you enjoy most about summer will do. Good luck!

45 comments:

  1. I'm in Arizona so I don't think they like anythink, The air is cranking out and 4 cats are laying on my bed were i have a fan blowing on them!!! They love the fan!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  2. Ralph loves to play in the kiddie paddle pool. It's all his which he loves too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Pep loves the long nights sitting outside with Grandpa, feeding the fish and enjoying the smells and sounds. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Our cats like when the weather is mild enough so they can sit on the open window sill, see, smell and hear what is outside. They are indoor cats. Dbahn@iw.net

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  5. My cats love wandering in our apple orchard so they can bring me "presents" cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  6. My cats love to spend time sleeping in a sun beam.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  7. My dog Maxie loves to take longer walks than she can get in cold winters. lkleback at hotmail.com

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  8. I think my cats favorite thing about summer is getting to sleep by the AC vent!
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  9. Summer means long early morning walks for Bogie to beat the heat. Fresh air and sunshine and a perfect chance to chase and explore in the park. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. The cat can roam all night and then vegge out all day in the house with the AC. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. My elderly dog has taken to putting her nose and paws on the floor vent, sucking in that cool air.

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  12. My basset hound's favorite thing is soaking up the rays on our back porch. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot)com

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  13. My favorite thing about summer are the long days and all the sunshine. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. My dog enjoys relaxing on the porch.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  15. My dog loves all of the smells outside. My cats love the activity outside the window!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  16. my dog josie loves to roll in the grass in the summer! She loves going for longer walks. She’s a little shiz tu terrier mix. So cute.­čĺťthe smells are better in the summer ­čś│donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  17. Sitting out on the patio in the evenings while we listen to music and sip wine. Zibbby (@) gmail (dot) com

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  18. No pets at all now. Too many natural predaters around our small farm now. I like not having to lug a coat around every time you go outside. I like to pudder around my flowers too. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  19. Summer should mean leisurely reading.

    libbydodd at comast dot net

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  20. My kitty like to watch the birds outside the window.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. My cats, Hamilton and Jefferson, love having the windows open and watching the birds and everything going on outside.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. My cat loves to go out on the screened in porch and watch the birds and other sights and sounds, but she is able to do that almost year round not just in summer. ioncookbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. One one of my 3 indoor-only cats adores he sun. We have extra-deep window wells and he will lay in one, fully stretched out, flat on his back, with neck stretched and all 4 paws straight up in the air. He can do this for hours. I think he is the original "Sunshine Boy".

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  24. Oops! Forgot the email. gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. Our dogs love air conditioning best (us too).
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  26. Picnicking at the River...here everything is built around a mile wide River...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  27. For Lacey is definitely enjoys the smell of food anytime. Sadie loves smelling different animals in the yard like squirrels,birds, ect. She loves just sitting somewhere and runs when she sees something. Always on the hunt!
    bwilhoite87@gmail.com

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  28. My little cat likes to be outside! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. My cat Lily enjoys being in front of the sliding screen door hearing the birds and watching them land on the patio. She'd love to get out there but, alas, she's an indoor kitty. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  30. I always enjoy seeing beautiful flowers,hearing the ice cream truck,eating garden fresh vegetables and watching the fireflies during the summer.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  31. The friut stands and farm markets. Love all the fresh produce


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  32. Mia dog loves being outside, and this year is enjoying the huge storm sewer project going on on our street to replace very old pipes with huge new ones. All the city workers seem to like her enthusiastic greetings. rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  33. Our Moonie has dug herself a couple of deep holes and she likes to lay in them when it’s hot out. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I forgot to add: kathys2014@icloud.com

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  35. My cat, Yoda, loves naps on my lap and belly rubs.

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  36. I always put a big fluffy pillow in front of the front storm door so that the pups can lay there. They have to have the door open so they can bark at the cats or anyone who comes up our driveway. Peggy Clayton ptclayton2(at)aol(dot) com

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  37. We like to play in the sprinkles

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  38. My dog looks to go out in the morning or later in the evening when the temps are cooler. He loves to lay in the grass. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. My cat loves the cool breeze of the fan and/or the sliding glass door being open. Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  40. No pets,but I sure love Mackinac Island, the smell of fudge and the carriage rides. Being from Michigan, I have been there many times. Would sure love to read. The book. mjbtdb(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Mine enjoys that I am home more and can hang out with her. She also likes getting to go out on the porch centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  42. Tyler (my sweet rescue) is like me. We enjoy the a/c most of all things in the summer. The colder the better. Plus if it is loud enough he can't hear the storms as well. Love your books! kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  43. Most of our dogs prefer to stay in the house where it's air conditioned but, the youngest one, the 8 y/o dachshund, likes to go swimming in the pool if someone will watch him.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  44. I like going to the River and the picnics we have...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  45. I love walking along a lake or river, & trips through the small towns winding along country roads. I visited Mackinac Island several times from June through October over the years, & always enjoyed it. I would really enjoy reading reading books set there. Debbie Wroblewski at jsister98@gmail.com

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