Friday, August 26, 2016

The Cat, the Collector, and the Killer Book Review

The Cat, the Collector, and the Killer book cover
I was thrilled when The Cat, the Collector, and the Killer: Cats in Trouble Mystery by Leann Sweeney arrived in the mail for review.  This is my favorite cat cozy mystery series, and I was really looking forward to reading the latest book in the Cats in Trouble Mystery series.

Jillian Hart is enjoying married life with her new husband, acting police chief, Tom Stewart, when a woman is found wandering the streets in her night clothes, disoriented and confused, and carrying a kitten in her tote bag.  The woman, Minnie Shultz, is a cat lover who has adopted several cats from the Mercy Animal Shelter.  However, when her house is searched, Jillian stumbles upon many (additional) cats, stacks of boxes, and a dead man (Chester Winston).

Minnie is admitted to the hospital and assigned a psychiatrist, Dr. Ross.  Shortly after beginning to care for Minnie, Dr. Ross has a car accident.  Jillian believes that Chester's murder and Dr. Ross' "accident" are connected somehow.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Milita's Monday

Hi everyone, it's Lita today.  I thought you all might be missing me since it's been so long since you've seen my beautiful face on the blog.

Do you recognize this bed?  It is Carmine's heated bed.  I have been stealing it from him a lot lately, and he is too nice to kick me out, even though he gets annoyed that I stole it, MOL!  

I am still having some struggles with my asthma.  I have not been feeling the best the past few days.  The Mom says she may be taking me to the vet if I do not perk up soon.  So I better go and get some rest so I don't have to go there!  

Friday, August 19, 2016

PetSafe Current Pet Fountain Review

Carmine drinks out of the PetSafe Current Pet Fountain.
Cats need to drink one ounce of water for every pound they weigh each day.  That means if your cat weighs 10 pounds, he needs to drink 10 ounces of water each day.

There are several ways you can encourage your cat to drink more, one of which is getting your cat a pet fountain.

Last month was Pet Hydration Month, and we received a new PetSafe® Current Fountain to review.

Since Milita doesn't drink out of fountains, Carmine will be the only one giving his review.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tabby Tuesday with Carmine

Carmine waits for Dr. M at the vet.
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Mes thought it was time mes said hellos to all my friends, so mes bugged the Mom until hers agreed to help mes put a post up heres.  

The Mom took mes to the vet last week since mes hasn't been eating very well for a whiles.  Theys had to stick mes on that metal scale, of course.  Mes weighed in at 10 and a half pounds - the Mom says mes has maintained my weight because D feeds mes lots of treats, MOL!  

Then Dr. M came to look at mes.  Hers felt my tummy, and mes was a patient kitty.  Then Dr. M nearly gave the Mom a heart attack and said hers didn't know if hers felt stool in there or "something else," so hers was taking mes to the back for another vet to see.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fat Cat Takes the Cake Book Review

Fat Cat Takes the Cake book cover.
Quincy seems to have a knack for sniffing out crime.  In Fat Cat Takes the Cake: A Fat Cat Mystery by Janet Cantrell, Chase and Julie's old classmate, Richard, "Dickie," Byrd is holding a high school reunion to raise support for his mayoral campaign.  Though Chase and Julie aren't thrilled about the prospect of seeing another old classmate, Ron North, they attend the reunion anyway.  Ron North was a creepy kid who stalked Julie in high school.  Unfortunately, his social skills haven't improved as he's aged, and he bothers Julie and Dickie's wife, Monique, at the reunion.

The next day when Chase takes Quincy, her orange tabby, on a walk with his new harness, Quincy manages to get loose, and finds Ron North's body.

Julie becomes the number one suspect.  She and Chase have to figure out how to prove her innocence or a killer will go free while an innocent woman goes to prison.

My Thoughts: Let me just say that I loved this book!!  Sprinkled throughout the book are little passages from Quincy's point of view.  I loved those and wish there were more of them.  They add something special to the book.

Chase's character is very relatable, and her determination to prove Julie's innocence is admirable.  Her relationship with the detective on the case felt awkward to me, and that probably has to do with events that have taken place in previous books.  Though this is the third book in the series, it is the first one I've had the opportunity to read.

I was able to figure out who the guilty party was before the author revealed it, but it wasn't someone I initially would have suspected.

I'm looking forward to future books in this series, and I would definitely recommend, Fat Cat Takes the Cake: A Fat Cat Mystery to cat lovers and cozy mystery lovers.  It's a wonderful read!

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of "Fat Cat Takes the Cake: A Fat Cat Mystery," for a fair and honest review.  Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way.  All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are my own.