Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Turkey Day!

By Kate Davidson of Tracy Weber's Downward Dog Mystery series.

Hi all! Kate Davidson here, yoga teacher and occasional sleuth from Tracy Weber’s Downward Dog Mystery series.  Okay, so "occasional sleuth" may be understating it a little.  Five—soon to be six—murder investigations in three years has to be some sort of record for a yogini who is morally opposed to violence.  

I haven't visited with you all in awhile, and November seemed like the perfect time to tell you all how much I appreciate you. After all, November is one of my favorite months here in Seattle.  The gorgeous fall leaves, cooler weather, and the opportunity to spread gratitude all make my heart sing. 

For Bella, of course, it’s all about the squirrels.  
Soon I’ll get to take part in my annual Thanksgiving tradition.  I’m vegetarian, so Michael and I eat a vegan dinner at CafĂ© Flora, which is our favorite local restaurant.  If you want to join us, make your reservations early, as it always sells out! 

The most important part of Turkey Day, however, is honoring turkeys! Every year, Michael and I “adopt” a turkey from Farm Sanctuary.  We're having a terrible time choosing between Gerda, Perdita, Spunky, Ruthie, and Bowie this year.  Won’t you help us out?  

Go to https://www.farmsanctuary.org/adopt-a-turkey/, take a look at the photos, and choose your favorite turkey.   Leave his or her name in the comments below.  The bird that gets the most votes by Monday, November 19, will receive our sponsorship.  One lucky commenter will win a copy of my next adventure, Murder Likes It Hot, when it is released in January.

Thanks and good luck!


Pre-Meditated Murder the 5th Downward Dog Mystery, is available now!

Go on, buy yourself a copy.  You know you want to!  Book 6, Murder Likes it Hot, will be out on January 8, 2019!


30 comments:

  1. I love that you're adopting a turkey, and I'm a fan of Cafe Flora too, Kate (and Tracy)! I ordered their French dip sandwich with sweet potato fries more often than not when we ate there. I no longer live in Seattle though, so this year it will be a Trader Joe's vegan turkey for us. As for your question, my vote is for Perdita, but I really won't be sad if you choose one of the other lovely birds. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. Ruthie is the name since it is my sister's name and suits your turkey well. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I think Bowie deserves to be adopted.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I vote for Bowie. He's handsome! lkleback at hotmail.com

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  5. Gerda, but it's hard to choose. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot)com

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  6. My vote is for Ruthie. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I vote for Bowie.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  8. I like SPunky because he looks so different from the others. I think this is a wonderful tradition. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  9. as much as I would have liked to have chosen one I could not , I wanted to adopt all of them the whole flock. Thank you for the giveaway. Georgia queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I vote for Perdita, because I like the name. I love this idea - and thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Adopt Gerda. Thanks for the great gesture & giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Perdita gets my vote too. I agree it's the name that caught my attention.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. I vote for Ruthie! I liked her story of being given to the Sanctuary after her owner learned she was a turkey and not a chicken. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  14. I like them all, but Bowie has that cool,intergalactic, alien turkey thing going on...
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  15. How about Bowie? Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  16. I would have to pick Spunky. Who says stop at second chances? I think Spunky deserves a third shot at freedom. Also she has this look like she is a bit mischievous maybe a thing or two up her sleeve - or maybe she's ready to help she's got her Sherlock look getting ready to help you solve a crime. :)

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a copy of " Murder Likes It Hot" upon it's release!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  17. I say Bowie. What a handsome fellow. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  18. Hard choice.
    I lean towards Bowie and Spunky.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. I like Ruthie’s story so she has my vote. skforrest1957 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I vote Gerda! And love that you're doing this! maggie at mikematt dot com

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  21. I like Ruthie’s story so she has my vote. skforrest1957 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. We are vegetarians but probably won't ever make it to vegan. It is a journey. My mother-in-law cooks a delicious turkey alternative that I love. I have seen Farm Sanctuary's adoption of turkies; I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. Wonderful organization. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Is Ana vegan too?
    browninggloria@hotmail.com

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    1. Ana couldn't be healthy as a vegan. Too many allergies.

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    2. I understand. I have to limit plant-based protein because of GI problems.

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  23. I vote for Bowie. Those colors are too cool. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  24. I pick Bowie, love the coloring centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  25. Bowie gets my vote! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  26. The grand slam winner for Turkey sponsorship is Bowie! The winner of the drawing for a copy of Murder Likes it Hot is Sharon Forest. Thanks for playing, everyone!

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