Coming soon:

The latest book in the Petectives series:

Petectives: Under Fire – It’s the 4th of July and the Petectives are feeling the heat! In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, feline detectives Yoshi and Gatsby get word that an old enemy is back and running a protection racket in their neighborhood. When an attack lands Gatsby’s girlfriend in the veterinary hospital, he gets hot under the collar but it may take Yoshi’s cool logic to shut down a gang of animal criminals and clear a dog from a horrible accusation. The Petectives are back and there’s going to be fireworks!

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Petectives: Christmas Party Giveaway

Petectives: Christmas Party

Petectives: Christmas Party

Just in time for the holidays we’re having a giveaway for three paperback copies of Petectives: Christmas Party. If you like cats, Christmas, mysteries or free books you may want to check this out:
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/73794-petectives-christmas-party

Cat Christmas Ornaments

Yoshi and Gatsby on the Christmas tree!

Yoshi and Gatsby on the Christmas tree!

A few years ago I bought these ornaments from the “Cats of Christmas” website (http://www.catsofchristmas.com/). I had accidentally busted an ornament of my wife’s late, cherished cat Monte and I was in trouble. I got a customized ornament that looked exactly like Monty and was much better than the one I’d broken. I was out of trouble. I also got a couple that looked like our current cats. The “Marmalade” ornament looks like Gatsby and the “Boo!” ornament is a perfect representation of Yoshi. They go on our tree every Christmas. I’m not sure what they’re made of but they look fantastic and they’ve held up great over the years. I don’t believe that they do customizations anymore but if you’re looking for out of the ordinary ornaments for your Christmas tree, check these out!

Weird Cat Items on Ebay

A few feline oddities that can be found on Ebay:

Phone case with an image of a cartoon woman feeding pizza to a real cat.

Phone case with an image of a cartoon woman feeding pizza to a real cat.

An antique print of a cat hanging upside down pretending to be dead with mice and rats beneath him exploring mousetraps

An antique print of a cat hanging upside down pretending to be dead with mice and rats beneath him exploring mousetraps

Ceramic ashtray painted and shaped like a cat's head.

Ceramic ashtray painted and shaped like a cat’s head.

Yep

Yep

Cat butt salt and pepper shakers

Cat butt salt and pepper shakers

cat skullface figurine

cat skullface figurine

Crazy cat lady action figure

Crazy cat lady action figure

Cat geek tee

Cat geek tee

Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Appreciate me! Now!!!

Appreciate me! Now!!!

National Black Cat Appreciation Day combats the idiocy and superstitions that cause black cats to have the lowest adoption rates and highest euthanasia rates at many shelters across the country.

Here’s more information:
http://www.examiner.com/article/national-black-cat-appreciation-day-black-kitties-make-purrfect-pets

Petectives Profiles #3 Duke

A closer look at the characters in the Petectives stories
Duke is an entirely fictional character
• Duke is the leader of the Dog Patrol, an informal canine police force dedicated to keeping order in the neighborhood.
• 7 years old. Black and tan German Shepherd. 85 pounds. Disciplined, intelligent, honorable and somewhat cynical.
• Duke served as a police dog until he was injured in the line of duty
• Avid TV watcher – Duke’s favorite show is ‘The Littlest Hobo’, a show about a hyperintelligent German Shepherd who travels from town to town helping people and catching criminals.
• Duke has a gruff demeanor but he’s mostly friendly with Gatsby. Duke is not so friendly with Yoshi – he finds him to be arrogant and pretentious. Duke and Yoshi do have a history of working together before Gatsby was born and they both have a deeply hidden mutual respect for one another.
• Personal feelings aside, Duke respects Yoshi’s intelligence and Gatsby’s investigatory skills and would love for them to join the Dog Patrol but all three of them realize that cats wouldn’t be likely to follow his orders. He grudgingly agrees to work with them when necessary.

Petectives pictures

Yoshi looking thoughtful

Yoshi looking thoughtful


Gatsby: What are you looking at?

Gatsby: What are you looking at?


Maybe its just a neck massage but it looks like somebody's getting strangled.

Maybe its just a neck massage but it looks like somebody’s getting strangled.


Portrait of a Petective as a young kitten

Portrait of a Petective as a young kitten


Just hangin' out

Just hangin’ out


A five year old girl's portrait of Yoshi and Gatsby.

A five year old girl’s portrait of Yoshi and Gatsby.


Yoshi at three years old

Yoshi at three years old


Relaxing together

Relaxing together


Is this from the camera flash or do they have super powers?

Is this from the camera flash or do they have super powers?