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Free Chapter – A Mad Fling
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Review of Charlie: A Love Story
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Sherlock Herms in Mrs Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 4
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Man Cave Tour
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Sherlock Herms in Mrs Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 3
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Bundling Your TV and Phone Can Make Your Parents Happy
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Sherlock Herms in Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 2
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There’s a Ringing in my Ears
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Sherlock Herms in Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost
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Look Who Is Reading Four Paws and 31 Tales

Free Chapter – A Mad Fling

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Hi pals! It’s TattleCat Tuesday and I have something to celebrate.

Today…well, the day I’m writing this…I reached 10,000 Followers on Twitter.

It took me 1,724 days to reach it as I joined the Anipals on Octopurr 28, 2011. I’m so happy to have met so many wonderpurr furends, and their hoomons.

Anyway, to celebrate I thought I would rip a chapter out of the summertime book my mom and I wrote called A Mad Fling and share it with you. I hope you enjoy. And if you do, please stop back on Friday for read the next installment on Sherlock Herms Purranormal Mysteries.

And now…without further adieu…

A MAD FLING

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Review of Charlie: A Love Story

514t0ZrDZELI am a cat person, and I do not garden. With that said, I truly enjoyed Charlie: A Love Story!

It’s Barbara Lampert’s heart that drew me through the pages. I walked with her through Charlie’s journey, and I enjoyed reading about her love of gardening, used as a respite from her roller coaster of worry over Charlie’s decline in health.

This story is told with a surplus of love for her dog that lingers on despite the years that have passed. It’s not one of those gut-wrenching stories where we agonize along with the author. Instead its a tribute to a dog whose love for his companion kept him by her side for as long as he possibly could stay. And its a tribute of an animal caregiver who went to the ends of earth to give her best friend the best of everything she could afford.

I truly loved this story, and I highly recommend it.

Sherlock Herms in Mrs Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 4

Previously on Sherlock Herms – The Case of Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost

Mrs Shallowford's GhostWhen Loud Lady’s friend Elouise (who is really not her friend because she rolls her eyes behind her back) arrives carrying a big purse, Sherlock Herms watches from the stairs as Elouise pours liquor and pills into Loud Lady. Then, while Loud Lady slips into a drunken stupor, Elouise sweeps through the house, putting stuff in her big purse, including the Persian cats, and money from the safe.

At least Herman now knows why the Persians had him pee in a potted plant. Their litter boxes were toxic from not being emptied for a very long time. As Elouise prepares to leave, the new housekeeper arrives, and Elouise gives her the order to get rid of the litter boxes. While the housekeeper goes to work, Herman returns to the room that would be his mom’s author office seventy years in the future, but is currently a man’s lounging room in the past. He wants to see if his assistant-slash-sisfur, Dori, is in the attic that would be his detective office in the future. But when he goes to the door, he is shocked at what he finds.

And now…Part 4.

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Man Cave Tour

TattleCat Chat LogoWell, it’s been another Wonderpurr week at my house, the place where I live. Although the weather has been sticky and stinky, I’ve been keeping cool in my Man Cave.

Actually, it’s my Dad’s man cave, but he lets me use it whenever I want cuz… I’m a man cat.

I was telling my Twitter pals @VanAlikes, @Catrepeneur and @CatmamatoniToni about my man cave and they wanted to see pictures. So, I thought I’d take you on a tour. Read More

Sherlock Herms in Mrs Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 3

Previously on Sherlock Herms – The Case of Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost Mrs Shallowford's Ghost

After the kitty play tunnel-slash-trans-portal energy gate transports Sherlock Herms and Dori, his sasspuss sisfur-slash-assistant, to their own home seventy years in the past, Dori scampers off to chat with Charley, the person who hired them to find missing jewelry, leaving Herman to conduct his investigation alone.

Abruptly in need of a litter box, Herman panics when he is unable to find one, only to be rescued by two expensive Persians who give him permission to widdle in a potted plant instead of a litter box. He finds that odd, but is desperate. Once refreshed, he interviews the Persians, hoping to learn if they know what happened to the jewelry. However, they avoid answering his questions which makes him suspicious.

Then the doorbell rings, causing the Persians to flee, leaving Herman with unanswered questions.

And now…Part 3.

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Bundling Your TV and Phone Can Make Your Parents Happy

TattleCat Chat LogoWell, it’s been another Wonderpurr week at my house, the place where I live. It’s actually been a Su-purr Wonderpurr week because both my pawrents are happy at the same time.

That doesn’t happen often. So when it does, I celebrate.

What made them both happy at the same time?

A Hot Spot.

No, I’m not talking about an open sore on one of my fursibs’ back. They wouldn’t celebrate that.

I’m talking about this tiny white box that Mom sets next to her laptop, and when she turns it on, her laptop is able to “go on line” where she can research author stuff, and I can hang out with my pals on Twitter and Facebook. And we both can Blog.

I didn’t know what a Hot Spot was until I overheard Mom explain it to Dad who was growling like a hungry dog over the Cost of Living.

Since cats don’t do math, I have no idea what entails this Cost of Living, but apparently it enrages Dad. Mom says Dad is stuck back in the 90s when he used to pay the bills, but since Mom took it over, he has no idea what anything costs.

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Sherlock Herms in Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost – Part 2

Previously on Sherlock Herms – The Case of Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost Mrs Shallowford's Ghost

When Herman’s 1940s black Bakelite phone summons him to his second case, he again climbs inside his Ride – a tricked out Gen7Pets Regal stroller – and is sucked into the kitty play tunnel-slash-trans-portal energy gate to travel back to the 1940s.

Herman expects to arrive at a strange house like he did on his first case, The Case of the Dancing Ghosts. And he does! Except the strange house is his own home, seventy years in the past. It looks nothing like the house he lives in with his mom, dad and eleventy-billion fursibs.

He’s freaked about the changes, but his detective assistant-slash-sisfur, Dori, isn’t. She isn’t even surprised when a loud screechy lady with painted eye brows answers the door and tells them they can find her missing jewelry, but she won’t pay them to find it. Dori is okay with that. She tells Herman it wasn’t Painted Eye Brow Lady who hired them. It was Charley.

Who Charley is Herman has no idea. He also has no idea what’s going on with his sweet little sisfur who is acting like she’s the hardboiled detective with grit in her blood, and he’s her meek little detective assistant.

And now…Part 2.

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There’s a Ringing in my Ears

TattleCat Chat LogoWell, it’s been another Wonderpurr week at my house, the place where I live. At least it was until my mom thought she needed a new ring on her paw phone. Not a ring like hoomons wear on their paws. The kind of ring that makes your ears go flat when someone wants to talk to your hoomon on their paw phone.

My Dad has an old fashioned ring on his phone. He says it sounds like way back when his grandma had a landline phone. I have no idea what he’s talking about. What’s a landline? I don’t really care to know. I don’t like his phone ring, but it’s better than the new one Mom is now using. It yowls. Like a cat.

In fact, to me it sounds like three or four cats, singing the song of our people.

I don’t like it. I have nine fur sibs and there is enough yowling in this house without complete stranger cats inside my Mom’s phone putting in their two cents.

Plus they’re mumbling, so I can’t understand what they’re meowing about. Maybe if I could understand them, I could get them to stop yowling and maybe mew…softly!

I really want to ask Mom why she uploaded the yowling cats on her phone instead of maybe…cows mooing, or ducks quacking… Or birds chirping. I probably would enjoy hearing birds chirp. In fact, I know I would. Read More

Sherlock Herms in Mrs. Shallowford’s Ghost

Mrs Shallowford's Ghost

My name is Sherlock Herms. It is my business to know what others don’t know. At least that’s what I hoped for once I got more experience as a private investigator. I had just completed my first job, The Case of the Dancing Ghosts, and was now on my way to my second case.

Dori and I huddled together with our paws over our ears to block the wind-whooshing sound created by my Ride—a mint chip colored Gen7Pets Regal stroller—as it zoomed through the kitty play tunnel-slash-trans-portal energy gate.

I deliberately kept my back to the control panel to keep from staring at it. The dazzling display of button lights captivated me unlike catnip or any feathery toy, but the control panel hated to be stared at. It was kinda scary.

Stop StaringI also blocked Dori from touching the panel. She had a thing about a particular pink button that would delay us from reaching our destination by ten days per push. On my first case we should have arrived in June, but because Dori pawed it repeatedly, we didn’t arrive until May—nearly a year later! Dori forgot to bring her treats, and our client refused to feed us, and Dori got so starvy, she became sick. Which reminded me… Read More

Look Who Is Reading Four Paws and 31 Tales

Did you get your copy of FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES yet? All the cool cats n dogs n turtles n ferrets among Twitter’s Anipal community are reading it.

FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES is a collection of pet stories donated by members of Twitter’s Anipal community to benefit Four Paws Lifeline, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. Their goal is to provide financial assistance to those pet owners who are not able to afford critical care or emergency veterinary care to their furry loved ones. All proceeds from FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES will benefit Four Paws Lifeline. For more information go to FourPawsLifeline.org

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