By Caro Lamont, from Sparkle Abbey's Pampered Pet Mysteries
Last Valentine's Day, Sam, my...well, I'm not sure exactly what we are, but let's save that discussion for another time. Anyway, Sam got me one of the greatest gifts ever. He gave a big donation in my name to my favorite animal rescue group. Does he know me or what? He also threw in self-defense classes for my best friend, Diana, and me. Oh, and gorgeous emerald earrings. Like I said, does he know me or what?
See that's the thing. It doesn't have to be the traditional chocolate and flowers. Although those are great, too. It just needs to be something that is perfect for the person receiving the gift. I've already picked out the perfect gift for Diana. She loves to cook for her menagerie of pets and foster pets and I found the perfect cookbook, from Carrie Kennersky's Barkery & Biscuits Bakery. I've ordered my mama flowers. Mama Kat is a classic American Beauty roses kind of lady so that was easy. I'm still debating about what to give Sam, but I have a couple of ideas in mind.
So, let me ask you this. If someone who really knew you wanted to pick out the perfect Valentine's Day gift for you, what would it be?
Sparkle Abbey is actually two people, Mary Lee Woods aka Mary Lee Ashford and Anita Carter, who write the national best-selling Pampered Pets cozy mystery series. They are pictured below with the real Sparkle and the real Abbey - their two rescue pets. They are friends as well as neighbors so they often get together and plot ways to commit murder. (But don't tell their other neighbors.)
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