Friday, June 2, 2017

Welcome to the Weekend

   We had so much fun participating in McGuffy’s Reader & 15 and Meowing Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop that we had to join them again! We are very excited to share our answers and look forward to reading what others share.
1.  A law I would like to see passed is mandatory jail time for animal abuse.
2.  My favorite card game is Uno.
3.  With summer unofficially here, I am looking forward to backyard barbecues!
4.  A favorite summer memory is thirty-five years ago when I married my amazing husband.
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Stop and Smell the Flowers
We are joining Da DB Boyz for Flower Friday. Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. These flowers are all from our yard.
Pink Azaleas
Orange Daylilies
Butterfly on Lantana bush
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Summer and the Reading is Easy
     What happens if you arrive at the Pearly Gates before your time?
F.B.I Agent Bentley Clanton finds out the hard way as he is directed to a little-known area devoted to correcting glitches in the longevity system. The Returns Department specializes in finding appropriate bodies for “early arrivals” before sending them back to earth. It seemed an acceptable solution until Bentley realizes his new body includes long velvety ears, four stubby legs with giant paws, and a tail. Helping him adjust to life as a Basset Hound is his rookie Guardian Angel, along with three other canine Returns.
   Laugh along as a delightful Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and Flamboyant Westie join Bentley to form an unlikely brotherhood of crime-fighting heroes. The Returns takes you on a fun-loving, junk food eating adventure through the exciting streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
   Order your copy of my book, The Returns on Amazon in paperback or for your electronic device via the free Kindle app.
The Returns books series by M. K. Clinton

It's the Pet Parade Blog Hop!  Join the fun with Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil’s BlogLove is being owned by a Husky, and me. We are open all week so hop in the parade with us!
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63 comments :

  1. Your flowers are just beautiful! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Miss Melissa!

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    1. Thanks! We are very blessed for such a long and happy marriage.

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  2. Happy anniversary, that is the sweetest summer memory ever ;o) we are prepared for bbq too... it's the furst one of my life... and I will eat like a horse :O)

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    1. We are excited to celebrate. OMD! You are going to love bbq ♥

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  3. I am so glad you are participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Happy Anniversary! You have us beat my 10 years and 4 months. I love UNO, I haven't played in years though. I look forward to playing with my great niece when she gets older. Beautiful flowers. And your book looks excellent, I plan to read it soon, at the moment I am way behind. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I have always meant to join in the fun but forget Haha! I'd love for you to read my books. There are awesome cats in them.

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  4. What beautiful flowers and fun fill ins this week!! We can't wait for BBQ's either!!
    Happy Anniversary!!!

    PeeEss...We love your books!!

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  5. Your book sounds delightful...always looking for summer fun

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    1. I'd love for you to read them. They will make you laugh ☺

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  6. Oh we 200% agree with your answer to #1!! WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!
    My daughter was an UNO fan and Candy Land when she was little. I haven't played either in decades. Happy Summer anniversary and summer reading
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. I love Candy Land too! I'm sure we will get to play it with our granddaughter in a few years. ☺

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  7. That does sound like an interesting story. Are you at B&N too?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. My books are only available through Amazon at this time. ☺

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  8. Mom really needs to find more time for reading!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Since I began blogging, I don't read near as much as I like. I'm hoping to get more reading done this summer.

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  9. Yes jail time for those abusers
    Lily & Edward

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    1. People need to pay for harming innocent animals!

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  10. The link for the Pet Parade isn't working. When I click on the link in the email it keeps telling me there is a fatal error. When I try to access it through Rascal and Rocco's page, it isn't there either...

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    1. That is strange! I tried it and it seems to be working. If you still can't join, please send me an e-mail and I'll let Rascal & Rocco know.

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    2. I was able to join from your post, but I still can't join from the email. That might be why you don't have a lot of entries this week.

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  11. Backyard barbecues are the best. There's usually some floor food - which is my favorite food!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  12. Isn't summer the best? We just hope it actually arrives here at some point....LOL. Half of our barbecuing has been done in the rain!
    What beautiful flowers!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. We have had a lot of rain over the past couple of weeks too! At least everything is super green.

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  13. Though summer reading is great, winter reading cuddled up next to the heater is just as much fun!

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    1. I love snuggling under a blanket with a great book.

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  14. Great answers! I can pretty much agree with you, too! Yes, pass the food! HUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the Friendly Fill-Ins ♥

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  15. Beautiful flowers! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks you! I hope that your weekend is awesome too.

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  16. Wow, you don't look old enough to have been married 35 years. :)

    I love your picture-in-a-picture of the butterfly on the lantana.

    Your flowers are beautiful. We have lantana here, too. I can't wait for it to all be in bloom. We have the vine type as well as the bush type and the only one with any flowers on it right now is the vine.

    I agree with you on jail time for animal abuse. I think there should be mandatory jail time for any abuse and there should be truth in sentencing. If they say 10 years, it should be 10 years, not "okay, you've been a good boy/girl, you can go home now" after 6 months. OY!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! You are very kind. ☺

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  17. Beautiful flowers! We are counting the days until winter...the heat and humidity has arrived and none of us are happy about it. Have a fun weekend!

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    1. We already have summer temps here but our winters are pretty warm too. LOL!

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  18. I would love to see animal abusers behind bars. And, when the judge says 5 years, it really means five years not a few months. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for visiting. ☺

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    2. I agree, not too long ago a collie owner/breeder was convicted. He had left 18 (I think) of his collies out in a field without food or water. Many starved to death, some were saved. He is already released from jail.

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    3. He used an excuse about an injured foot, but there were many people willing to help, he just never asked.

      http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/6588-alabama-man-sentenced-to-99-years-in-prison-for-animal-cruelty

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    4. I emailed Rascal & Rocco to let her know that you had this problem. Thanks for letting me know. ♥

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  19. The Returns sounds amazing, we are having Mommy put it on our reading list right now.

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  20. The book sounds amazing, and those blooms are so pretty! Congrats on the anniversary! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much. I'd love for you to read The Returns. I think you'd laugh a lot ☺

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  21. Such beautiful blooms! And happy anniversary. 😍

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  22. I think that animal abusers should go to jail. I have personal experience with such a person killing my very first dog. He didn't go to jail - he was convicted of a felony and he had to pay us a fee to "buy a replacement dog" (holy moly - what was that judge thinking?). It was a long time ago but I can still get very worked up about the fact that the guy didn't spend a single day behind bars for shooting our dog while we were out for a walk. Our dog was only 2 yrs old - he and we lost many years together.

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    1. That is so sad. I can't imagine that a judge actually thought a "replacement fee" would be sufficient. ♥

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  23. We totally agree with you that abusers should go to jail!! Absolutely! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!! We love barbecues too. Happy Weekend!
    Jeanne and Chloe

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  24. You got to Stop and Smell the roses
    You've got to count your many blessings everyday
    You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
    If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way
    Sorry that song just ran through my head looking at all the pretty flower.
    Thanks for the POTP Lee is worried about me and she hates we have to wait two whole weeks to get in to the specialist. Please keep me in your prayers.
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Thank you for visiting. We will be sure to send lots of POTP your way. ♥

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  25. Your flowers are gorgeous ! And a happy anniversary ! Purrs

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  26. Awesome answers, Melissa! We are totally with you 100% about #1.

    Oh, and happy anniversary! <3

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  27. Good answers! Summer is for reading, I always looked forward to my Summer reading! Hey, I'm still looking forward to The Returns 3...!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  28. Good answers! Summer is for reading, I always looked forward to my Summer reading! Hey, I'm still looking forward to The Returns 3...!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  29. Wooftastic fill ins!
    Pawfectly pawrty flowers, thank you for sharing them.
    Returns sounds like a pawsome read. I'm going to ask my huMom for a copy for my Barkday which is coming up this month.
    Don't forget to enter my Barkday Giveaway!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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