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Monday Mentions: Lightening Strikes, Transplanting Pork & Puppet-icity


Playing catch-up today because Saturday night a lightening storm blasted electronics around the house. Fun time. The alarms on the security system beeped, wailed, and gnashed electronic teeth for over two hours (off and on) before we got it shut off permanently. Seren-Kitty was not amused–actually she was terrified. It took most of the next day to find her, and she’s still skittish. I think she must have been in her potty when all hell broke loose because now just runs in, squats and zooms away without covering. At least she’s still got good aim.

The phone company says they’ll get here Friday. The doggy outdoor water fountain–to be reviewed–got fried. Neither my laptop or my desktop were hurt thank heavens–but neither one recognizes the printer any more so I suspect something in the HP was zapped. Oh joy–it has nearly a full ink cartridge (pricey!) and I’ve just reached the point I need to print multiple drafts of the fiction WIP. Hey, maybe I need to add some lightening to the plot, hmnnn. Everything’s material.


Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and blogs and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Today we’re celebrating mostly pet stuff, and (ahem) some Amy-schtuff as this is a busy time with lots of appearances.

Please don’t be shy about sending me your own links or suggestions for others to highlight. I love doing a SNOOPY-DANCE-’O-JOY! in celebration of all the savvy writers and animal advocates doing the work of the angels–and to a few angels as well.


This evening at 6:30 pm Pacific Time you can dial up a live Webinar at Danish-Swedish Farm Dogs USA for a fun hour discussing pet introductions–cats to cats, dogs to dogs, cats-dogs to each other, pets to babies/kids–the whole shebang. The event is pretty dang reasonable, and is sponsored by a wonderful savvy dog group that donates part of the proceeds to a doggy foundation (you get to choose) such as the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, the Rabies Challenge Fund, or the Canine Companions for Independence. Behaviorists and trainers can earn continuing education units. Dang, guess that means I’ll have to say something halfway intellectual again. Hmnn. Hope to *see* you there.

MISS PIGGY TRANSPLANTS may be in our future–cells, organs and more from genetically engineered hogs is now being tested (plot for my NEXT book?)

CLOSE CAT ENCOUNTERS when a house kitty meets a puma, wow!

HOLD ME BACK–NOT! some inspirational words from a fellow blogger to give us the needed butt-kick.

THE ART OF PITCHING THE MEDIA goes along with my Tuesday Tips series

TO “E” OR NOT TO “E” from Libby Fischer Hellman’s excellent blog

“E” STANDS FOR “ERRORS” and here’s why, from terrific thriller author Karen Dionne

LITERARY AGENTS’ ADVICE from terrif blogger August McLauglin

CONTENT WRITER FREELANCER RIGHTS offers some terrific tips to know before you sign on the dotted line

ALEXA.COM can give you free analytics when looking for the best places to promote your book, business or cause

CARINA PRESS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS and not just romance, either!

NEED A “MAN” FIX? check out jillian Dodd’s Glitter, Bliss & Perfect Chaos blog filled with pix of hot, shirtless men!

I stole this video from my friend Piper Bayard’s awesome blog roundup.  Sometimes you gotta be real–and sometimes not. Enjoy!

I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, listen to the weekly radio show, check out weekly FREE PUPPY CARE newsletter, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter with pet book give-aways!

About amyshojai

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant (dogs/cats), award winning author of 30+ pet care titles and thrillers, and spokesperson to the pet industry.

6 responses »

  1. Fantastic line-up Amy – your Monday edition rocks!

  2. Jillian Dodd - Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos

    Thanks so much for including my blog in your Monday edition!!

  3. Wow Amy, looks like you had wild weather, inside and out. Sorry about your cat being freaked. We moved & our cat, Blackie, hid for a week between the frig and a wall. He was one hungry guy when he finally came out. Really he was so quiet, we had no clue.

    And about helping rescue dogs get homes, I would love if you would share my post “Something Good Photo Friday” – Thanks!


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