Thursday, May 9, 2019

Our Ears Are Burning!

by Dep, the cat from the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton

Every character associated with Deputy Donut is feeling important these days.

Deputy Donut is a coffee and donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. The shop caters to police officers and other first responders as well as people who live in Fallingbrook and people who come from all over the place for some of those sweet things and hot beverages that humans like.

Deputy Donut is named after me!

But that's not the only reason we're feeling important. Our author, Ginger Bolton, was in Bethesda, Maryland, at the Malice Domestic Conference--and she was telling mystery readers about us. She specifically mentioned me. She told people that if I could talk, mysteries would be solved sooner.

And do you know what? That could be true, sort of but a better way to state it would be: If Emily, the human who looks after me, could understand what I'm thinking, mysteries might be solved sooner.

She also said that "all" I could do was arch my back, puff up my tail, and hiss if I thought I didn't like someone.

Well! All I can do? I don't think that was fair. I can do lots and lots of things.

To make matters worse,  Ginger told people not to trust my judgment because I like herring whether it's red or not.

I'm not sure that makes sense. I do like all kinds of fish, but why mention color? Taste and texture are important. Only humans worry about the color of food. They eat all sorts of strange things, like fruits and vegetables. Bread. Candy.

Donuts. Coffee.

Okay, humans are strange, but they were talking about me. Me! They said I'm cute! So I'm kind of puffed up, but not the way my fur stands on end when I see someone who makes me suspicious.

Here are two more pictures. I don't go near the donuts that Emily gives away and sells, so that part isn't realistic, but see? I'm a pretty kitty.





In the comments below, answer the following multiple-choice question correctly to be entered in a draw for an autographed copy of
Goodbye Cruller World:

 What are the best pets?
 a. Cats
 b. Cats
 c. Cats
 d. Cats





Books featuring (among others) Dep are available at these booksellers or ask for books about Deputy Donut at your library.

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40 comments:

  1. That would be cats!
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  2. I am taking a stab in the dark and saying cats.
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  3. That's so funny! It's hard to choose so I'll have to say all of the above. Thanks for the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. CATS FOR SURE. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I totally agree, CATS ARE THE BEST PETS EVER! Mt cats, Hamilton and Jefferson agree also!
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  6. Cats are the best pets. Mine are indoor only. So keeping them active helps keep me active. deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  7. So many choices, but I`ll go with cats!! Thx for the chance. And love that the story is in my home state. ctymice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I truly believe that the answer is cats! I love ‘em! Lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Cats! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Cats!! Angelcake12 at optonline dot net

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  11. Vera Wilson said, Of course cats Winkle was with us for 13 years before he passed away.

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  12. Hummm... I think it's C - CATS (smile) prizewinner(at) hotmail dot com

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  13. Cats If I win, please contact me at: paula (dot) riccobono (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. All of the above, cats, lol, thanks for the giveaway cutie Dep! Tari H, barbie17(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  15. of course cats. greeneyes2755(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I'm typing with the screen hidden so the Precious Pug doesn't see the answer is cats!
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  17. I have to go with option E, all of the above. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  18. a, b, c, d. saldridge@gmail.com

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  19. Ha ha! Definitely CATS! a, b, c & d! Love my cat . . . and love Dep and Deputy Donut, too! lfrieze@msn.com

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  20. Cats! Yes cats lol donakutska7@gmail

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  21. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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  22. cats or cats or cats 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Oh my let me see.....A?, B?, C?, or D?....,I say ALL OF THE ABOVE!

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  24. The answer is Cats! I love the premise of your series. What a great idea! I went to the Kensington Mini Cozy Convention in Cambridge MA recently and was able to hear the panel you were on. Sadly, I wasn't able to buy any books as my hubby is out of work right now. Sorry I wasn't able to meet you that day. Hopefully another time.
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    Margaret

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    1. Thank you for attending. I'm sorry we didn't get to talk. That was a great audience!

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  25. All of the above! I love cats..and now that I am getting older. They are easier for me to care for. Probably,,I should have a dog to get me out walking more. Sigh.

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  26. a, b, c, d - Cats are the best! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I say all of the above!! Unfortunately I'm allergic to cats and dogs. So I can only have the hypo-allergic animals. Thanks for the chance.
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  28. I had to choose CATS or all of the above,

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  29. So funny! I would have to say cats!
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  30. All of the above! I love cats!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  31. Most say cats, but I say furbabies. They are too precious to be call just cats. :)
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  32. After giving it a lot of thought, I'll say cats. And Skipper, Slinky, Lewis and Phoebe (my four cats) agree. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  33. All of them. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. That would be A. Cats...lol...
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  35. My answer is A,B,C,D. So hard to chose. LOL

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  36. My answer is Cats! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  37. All of the above!! Cats, of course. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  38. Thank you all for your comments and for being a good sport about Dep's multiple choice answers. She's a cat--what can I say?

    The random number generator chose Riley. I'll be in touch, Riley.

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