Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Smorgasbord #4

Since Sunday features a multitude of blog hops, instead of doing a single post for each one, Truffles and I have decided to merge them all into a Sunday Smorgasbord. Each week we will start with whichever hop Truffles is participating in (Sunday Selfies, Easy Sunday, B&W Sunday) followed by my customary weekly blog recap and what showed up in our mailbox this week.





Hey everybody, Truffles at the keyboard! I've decided to start using the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop (hosted by The Cat on My Head) as a way to showcase some of the kitties waiting for their forever homes at my Alma Mater, Franklin County Humane Society, and then sharing it with the Tuesday's Tails Blog Hop as well. I'm starting with a handsome mancat named Dexter, and I asked him to tell you a little about himself:

"Hi Truffles! Thank you so much for featuring me today on your blog. My name is Dexter. (No, I'm nothing like the Dexter you may have watched on TV.) I'm a really sweet boy who arrived at the shelter as a stray, and sadly I seem to be a victim of that silly black cat syndrome. I've been here at FCHS for nearly a year now, the second longest of any other kitty here. I'm used to being outside so I *could* be an indoor/outdoor cat, but of course I would be much safer exclusively as a house cat. I am SO ready to move into a home of my own. Since I've been here at the shelter I've lost some weight because I'm pretty unhappy. Are you looking for a handsome house panther to share your life with? More information on how to adopt me can be found here. Just sayin'..."






We have some exciting news to share this week too. We're going to be co-hosting a Halloween Day Blog Hop with Barking from the Bayou and Oz the Terrier! If you have a costume contest or party happening on Halloween, you’ll definitely want to join us. We can gather all of the spooky blogs in Blogville for our trick~or~treaters to visit. Be sure to mark your calendars for October 31st and the Halloween Spooktacular! Get your paws on our Halloween badge to post on your sidebar. I hope all of our feline friends will join us to represent the kitty contingent!

Last week on Mochas, Mysteries and Meows:


November Berkley Prime Crime/Obsidian Releases:
Suede to Rest On Borrowed Time Lethal Letters No Mallets Intended Plagued By Quilt: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery A High-End Finish: A Fixer-Upper Mystery A Dog Gone Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper Snow White Red-Handed

Bought:
Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery Series #9) Death of a Christmas Caterer (Hayley Powell Series #5) A Charming Secret Dead for a Spell PAWsible Suspects (Animal Instincts, #1) 

NetGalley (Prepping my Christmas reading list!!!):
     

33 comments:

The Indulged Furries said...

Oh Dexter you're so handsome. Maybe the shelter volunteers could put a nice bright colored collar on you so your beautiful black coat is even more dramatic. You'd look great in red, bright blue, green, or even purple. I'm so hoping you've been in some sort of cat room and not in a cage all this time. I think I'd cry if you've been in a cage. I spent several months in the shelter before finding my forever family, but I was in a big room with other cats. I hope you're able to find your forever home soon.

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Dexter! We know from experience that black kitties make GREAT pets.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Awww... Dexter, we sure do hope you find a wonderful (and indoor!) forever home very soon. Glogirly had a beautiful cat that looked a lot like you...silky black panther... his name was Nicki and he was a big sweetie too.
xo

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

I love your Christmas book! ♥

Here's mine:
My Week in a Wrapped #3

Lone Star Cats said...

Dexter sure are a handsome guy.

Gattina said...

Beautiful cat ! Love this theme of cat selfies !

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Dexter! I'm going to purr for you to find a forever home soon.

Marg said...

What a great idea to have a selfie of that gorgeous black kitty, Dexter. We really like the idea of putting a cat on here that needs a home. We will have to look into a costume for someone around here for Halloween.
We are going to check out those books too.

The Island Cats said...

Dexter sure is a handsome house panther. We purr that he finds his home soon.

Fur Everywhere said...

Dexter is quite handsome and sounds very sweet. We hope he finds his forever people very soon!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hey Dexter you really are quite a handsome fellow and we purr you find your forever home real soon
Timmy and Family

Laura Thomas said...

I have a black cat. Never thought about her color. My dog is black also. Hmmm..LOL
So many lovely books. I'm such a hound for cozies too and I'm also gathering books for the coming holidays. Even found a few for Thanksgiving:)
Here is my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/12/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-82-and-the-sunday-post/

Marty the Manx said...

We like the Indulged Furries idea. Purring extra hard that Dexter finds a furrever home soon. Have a great Easy all!
Marty and Mom

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Dexter, you are truly one very handsome man-cat panther! How could anyone pass you over at the shelter?! Sending purrs and prayers for your quick adoption. The Halloween Spooktacular sounds fun!

Kitties Blue said...

Truffles and Melissa, Mom and all of us had really hoped that bloggers would take the opportunity to use the Sunday Selfies to introduce kitties needing homes. As you know, we have done that with Swizzle. And others have done the same. Dexter is such a handsome panfur, and we are purring and praying for him as we do all the kitties who do not have their forever and loving homes. Hope you will join us for our version of the Mice Bucket Challenge with a comment-a-thon on Monday. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo

dollycas aka Lori said...

The Christmas stories look so good. I hope I get to read a few!
Have a great week!

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

I have two black cats (sh/lh) and a b&w, and a torti. My husband is reluctant to get a 5th, and while I want one more I agree it is probably not the best idea (although we felt that way with the third and fourth too. Is Dexter in danger???

Katherine P said...

I hope Dexter finds a forever home soon. The best cats I've known have been black cats so I wasn't aware there was a black cat syndrome until recently. Great books this week!

Anonymous said...

I love Dexter already! My favorite cats, and I've had a bunch, was a female who looked similar to him. That ridiculous stigma of being black and therefore a sign of witchcraft needs to stop already, people!

You have so many interesting cozies with beautiful covers. I love cover art, I must admit, and it influences my choices. I'm jotting down some of the titles to check out further.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Dexter is so so handsome and he sure made a terrific Selfie!! We are purring for him to find his forever home very soon.

samantha.1020 said...

I love Christmas books and have been looking through NetGalley for a few myself! All those cozy mystery covers are just gorgeous- it makes me want to read them all :) I hope that you have a great week of reading!!

Marie Symeou said...

How handsome is Dexter!

Hope he finds a loving forever home soon :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Georgia and Julie said...

Dexter is mighty handsome.
We are purring very hard for him to get his own home.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Anonymous said...

Hope Dexter finds a GOOD home, soon.

Nice line-up of books! :)

Stormi Johnson said...

Dexter's cute, if I liked cats I would go for the black cat. I don't know why people don't like them. Looks like you got a lot of great books to read!! I hope you enjoy the all!

Stormi
The Week In Review

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

No, he is in a wonderful, safe place.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Dexter looks so much like my childhood cat, I teared right up. If it weren't for the facts that a) the shelter is a looong way from us and b) my two kitties probably wouldn't take too well to a third, I'd want to adopt him. I sure hope he finds a loving home soon.

That is an impressive pile of cozy mysteries - I'm drooling! (Figuratively speaking, of course.)

Cathy Keisha said...

Dexter is so handsome. Purring he finds a forever home. Wait till you see my Halloween costume. I got a scary one this year.

Christy Paws said...

Featuring kitties needing homes on Sunday Selfies is a great idea. Even after we move, I will still be an ADVO-cat for MeoowzResQ and will start adding one of their kitties each week! I don't know why this didn't click with me before!

M. K. Clinton said...

Dexter is beautiful and I love his name! My Amos was solid black and I believe he was the coolest Manx ever. Black cats are amazing. ♥ We are excited about the Halloween Hop!!

meowmeowmans said...

Housepanthers are the best, and Dexter sure is a handsome dude. We hope he finds his forever family soon.

Your blog hop for Halloween sounds fun!

Sue Kottwitz said...

Dexter is so handsome! Sharing.

Lisa Brown said...

Dexter is gorgeous! Sharing.