Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery #1

Dead Wrong is the first of a series of cozy mysteries written by Leighann Dobbs.

 Fiona, Morgan, Celeste,  Jolene Blackmoore and their cat,  lived in the family home in the small town of Noquitt, Maine.  One day, when Morgan was getting her coffee, she had words with Prudence, a despicable woman who especially didn’t like the sisters.  The next thing she knew, she was in jail for killing Prudence.

The sisters fretted over how they would get the money for Morgan’s bail.  In walks Belladonna.  This lovable cat has her own special way of helping to clear Morgan’s name.  

When the sisters try a little sleuthing on their own, they meet with nothing but trouble, until a handsome deputy comes to their rescue and uses his professional detecting training to help the girls.

Dead Wrong is a fast read, as well as a charming story. I love the characters and will continue the series to find out what trouble the girls get into next.

“My Cat Hates My Vet” by Amy Shojai

This book is written in the usual style of Amy Shojai who, as you know, is one of my favorite animal behaviorist.   It covers what to do when your cat has trouble with all of the stages of going to the vet, or anywhere else.

“My Cat Hates My Vet”  starts out with the first stage…getting her used to the carrier.  Amy suggests a few different carries, depending on the size of your cat.  For example, the carrier should have plenty of room for her to move around comfortably.  Getting your cat used to her carrier as she rides in the car may not seem like a big deal; but for those who have heard the heart-wrenching mews of a scared kitten, or the ear-splitting yowls of a mad cat while driving, know that this is not the case.  IT IS A VERY BIG DEAL!!

Ms. Shojai also suggests helpful tips like taking your cat into the vet when there isn’t anything wrong.  You do this to let the cat know that the vet and staff are not the enemy, and it is sometimes a fun place in which she can romp and play.  This way, there is less anxiety when she needs to go for her checkups, etc.

As usual, I found Amy’s “My Cat Hates My Vet” informative, as well as entertaining.    I give it 5 stars and wholeheartedly suggest it to any cat guardian.