Malone: So just some basic questions, ladies.
You don't sound like you're from Laguna Beach, where are you from originally?
Caro & Mel: Texas
Malone: So how did you land in Laguna Beach?
Caro & Mel: Our families used to summer in Laguna and we loved it so when life took some interesting turns, we both decided to relocate to Laguna Beach.
Malone: Have you always been in the fields you're currently working in? Have you always been a pet shrink, Caro? And a pet shop owner, Mel?
Caro & Mel: No.
Malone: I see, not going to give me anything else on that, huh?
Caro & Mel: No.
Caro & Mel: It's not ugly! Our grandmother left the brooch to her favorite granddaughter.
Caro: Which was clearly me.
Mel: I know Grandma Tillie meant it for me.
Malone: Is there anyway I could get you two to mind your own business and stop sticking your noses in my murder investigations?
Caro: Don't talk to my cousin like that!
Mel: I'd say it's been less sticking of noses and more "helping."
Malone: Okay, it has been helpful. A little. At times. But this new case...please leave it to the professionals.
Caro & Mel: Of course...
The latest cases Caro and Mel have been "helpful" with, much to Detective Malone's chagrin, are:
Barking with the Stars and The Dogfather
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