Christian Fall Scavenger Hunt Stop #28

» Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog | 311 comments

Welcome to the Christian Fall 2014 Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at Stop # 28. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start, which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1 ( and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also be on the site of Robin Lee Hatcher.

The hunt ends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at one minute before midnight (Mountain). That means you have all of the weekend to finish it, so take your time. Enjoy reading the exclusive content the authors have prepared for you. You will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form. (The answer will make sense, even if you aren’t familiar with the quote.)

The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX. Two runners-up will receive a new release from each of the participating authors.

IN CASE YOU FIND A BROKEN LINK…Robin Lee Hatcher has prepared a “cheat sheet” with direct links to each author’s post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken. We hope there will be no such issues, but just in case, please make note of the URL for the Participating Authors & Stops page so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.

Author: Winnie Griggs

Mirror image2I’m thrilled to host Winnie Griggs, a wonderful writer and a good friend. She writes such heartwarming stories that are a treat to read.

Winnie Griggs grew up in south Louisiana in an undeveloped area her friends thought of as the back of beyond. She and her two younger siblings spent many an hour exploring the overgrown land around her home, cutting jungle trails, building forts and frontier camps, and looking for pirate ships on the nearby bayou.   Once she ‘grew up’ she found other outlets for dealing with all those wonderful, adventurous imaginary friends by filling notebooks with their stories.

Eventually she found her own Prince Charming, a rancher whose white steed takes the form of a tractor and whose kingdom is situated in a small rural community that she loves to call home, and together they’ve built their own storybook happily-ever-after that includes four now grown children, two of whom are twins.

Now a multi-published, award winning author, Winnie feels blessed to be able to share her stories through her writings for Love Inspired Historical books. Winnie loves to hear from readers. You can connect with her on facebook at or email her at

Building A Family

My upcoming release, Her Holiday Family, features a reserved young widow, Eileen, who finds her home suddenly invaded by an army of orphans and their male caretaker. Eileen has no experience dealing with children and makes a number of missteps as she finds her way with them.

One of the decisions I had to make when I envisioned this book was how many children to include. It needed to be a fairly large number because the whole reason they end up in Eileen’s home is because hers is the only home in town large enough to house them. But I didn’t want to overwhelm the story, and the reader, with trying to keep up with too large a cast.

One of the things that went into making that decision was me thinking about my own family, and that of my husband. We both come from large but close-knit families. I am one of five siblings, and my father was one of thirteen. My mom only had one sister but she had a veritable army of aunts, uncles and cousins who all lived nearby and were a part of our lives growing up.

My husband comes from a large family too. He is one of six siblings and also grew up surrounded by a number of cousins and other extended family members.

We raised four children of our own, and because of the large families we came from, our children’s lives were enriched by a large number of cousins, aunts, uncles and other relations. Family gatherings, on both sides of the family, can and often do include 30+ people.

So, as you can see, crowds, especially when it’s family, don’t really intimidate me. To bring this back to my story, I finally settled on ten orphan children. Ten is a nice round number – not too large to keep track of, but plenty large to intimidate a reserved young woman who has never been around children. The trickiest part was to give each child some element to help the reader keep them straight. For instance Molly sucks her thumb when she’s anxious, Joey is fixated on wanting a dog, Audrey and Albert are twins, Tessa has a heart for the grandmotherly lady who lives in Eileen’s home, Fern is a bit surly and is carrying a grudge against Eileen, Harry is something of a tease, and so on. My editor said I carried it off – let’s hope readers agree!

17 HHF smallBlurb for Her Holiday Family by Winnie Griggs:

What happens when a straight-laced young widow’s home is invaded by ten rambunctious orphans and their handsome caretaker just in time for the holidays… 

Reserved widow Eileen Pierce never considered herself the kind of woman who was cut out to be a mother. She wouldn’t know what to do with one child, much less ten. But when handyman Simon Tucker is stranded in town with a group of young orphans just before Thanksgiving, she discovers she can’t just turn them away.

Simon knows there’s more to Eileen than meets the eye. Though his easygoing demeanor immediately clashes with her buttoned-up propriety, Simon’s kindness soon melts Eileen’s stern facade. Simon and the children already upended Eileen’s quiet, orderly life. Will they do the same to her guarded heart?

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The Scavenger Hunt Info Needed:

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and participating in the new Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Before you move on to Stop #29, which is Winnie Grigg’s site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #28 clue: SOME BOOKS

Bonus Contest for this Blog:

This is Margaret Daley here. I have an additional contest running on this blog only. In my book, Her Holiday Hero, a therapy dog plays an important role. Her Holiday Hero is the second book in Caring Canines Series about service and therapy dogs. I will be giving away 3 copies worldwide. Do you have a favorite pet? Who is it and why is the pet your favorite? I will give three books away. The giveaway entries will be from the people who answer those question below. You will get an extra entries in the giveaway if you sign up for my newsletter (sign up is on the right hand side of this page) and/or like my Facebook page. Please let me know if you did either in your comment.

Her Holiday Hero


  1. My favorite is Charlie. I felt he always took care of me as a kid, running around outside! Even if only a dog he was always by my side as a 5 yr old!

    • I have a cat named Charlie and she’s a female.

  2. My favorite pet is named “Happy.” She is a seven-year-old golden retriever who is always happy to see me. She obeys and shows unconditional love toward everyone in the family. I couldn’t imagine my life without her.

    • I love golden retrievers. I have a story coming up with one in it.

  3. My favorite pet is our dog Georgia.
    She is a protector. She watches out for our boys
    as if they were hers.
    I do get great enjoyment out of watching our chickens also.
    It is funny how they have bonded with our dog.

    • Georgia sounds great. Chickens and a dog bonding–who would have thought.

  4. Growing up I had a calico cat named Poppy. She used to sleep under the covers in my arms, resting her head on my pillow with me. When I cried, she found me and would lay in my lap. When I was sick, she would stay with me all day. I had her for 19 years.

    (I believe that I am already signed up for your newsletter, but will do it again just in case.) 🙂

    • Heather, that is so sweet.

  5. My favorite pet is our dog Dixie….she love’s to cuddle and go for car rides. She’s my families best friend….thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book…I also liked you on Facebook 😉

    • I like that name Dixie. I’m always looking for good names for pets since I write about them so much.

  6. Just liked your facebook page!

    • Thanks, Angela.

  7. We have three kitties. Sophie is a tortoiseshell. Baron is a Maine Coon. Katie is a calico with a chimera face. They are all rescue cat and we absolutely adore them. Now that we are retired, we can spend lots of time during the day playing with them. They own our hearts and make us so happy.

    • I have three rescue cats, too. They are so funny and different from each other.

  8. My favorite pet was our dog Markie. I had him from when I was about 4 to 20. He was the sweetest dog ever. I also joined email list and like to facebook.

    • I had a dog named Cottonballs that lived 18 years. So sweet.

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  10. My favorite pet is my dog Wilbur. He is a little yorkie. Wilbur is my favorite pet because he is my guard everywhere I go! Nothing gets past Wilbur!

    • I bet Wilbur is great at alerting you if someone comes to your house.

  11. I’m honestly not a pet person… I was before I had kids, but not anymore. My favorite pet of the past was our cat Toby. She taught us to catch mice, climb trees, and went on walks with us. She. Was. Awesome.

    • I love the name Toby.

  12. I have had several favorite pets in my lifetime. But one of my favorites was our ferrets, Snowball and Missy. I was hesitant at first because I had never had exotic animals before but they were so fun. After a long day at work to come home and have them bounce and play was a stress reliever.

    • My son had two ferrets. Very interesting to watch.

  13. My favorite pet is my dog Muffin. She is a maltipoo and is so loving. She loves my family unconditionally. We love her too!

    • Another good name–Muffin.

  14. My favorite pet is my dog Muffin. She is a maltipoo and is so loving. She loves our family unconditionally. We love her too! I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on facebook. Love your books by the way.

    • Love the name Muffin.

  15. my favorite pet was a miniature schnauzer named pepsi and she was my favorite because she would howl when i played the flute

    • LOL. What fun–the flute.

  16. I don’t have a pet now live in an apt but when I was a teenager had a bassett hound named Max took him almost everywhere.

    • One of the dogs in my book was named Max.

  17. I have grown up in a family that always had dogs and cats. The cats were outside cats and I was never a big fan of cats. When I got married my husband has allergies and was unable to have any pets which sorta left an empty spot. Well over the years and diet change we now own a cat. A cat was the last pet I thought I would have. I have to say she has become part of the family. I love her cat like ways that are always keeping me entertained. Her name is Molly. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win! ~ Blessings ~

    • My husband was allergic to cats but now we have three.

  18. My favorite pet is a 15 year old toy fox terrier named “Sunshine.” She has been a joy and brought much sunshine into my life. I am signing up for your newsletter and really enjoy your books.

    • Love the reason you named her Sunshine.

  19. I love all my pets. I have several dogs that I have bottle raised from 6 day old pups, a goat that we bottle raised from 2 days old, several horses that we rescued, and several other dogs that we rescued. I try not to show favoritism so they all get special treats and special attention. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • What dedication to bottle feed the animals.

  20. My favorite pet is my three-legged and no-tailed cat Callie. She is the sweetest cat I have ever had! I also signed up for your newsletter.

    • Callie sounds precious.

  21. I don’t have a favorite pet, but I did subscribe to your newsletter. 🙂

    • Thanks, Hannah.

  22. My favorite pet growing up was an Irish Setter. He was a beautiful dog and enjoyed running around the yard with us.
    (I did sign up for your newsletter and already “liked” you on Facebook.) I really enjoy your books!

    • Irish Setters are beautiful.

  23. I have three pets and couldn’t pick a favorite: BlackJack the cat, Carrie the dachsador puppy, and Snickers the dachshund. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    • I’ll go for Snickers. That’s my favorite candy bar.

  24. I don’t have any pets, but when I was a kid I had a white, tan and brown rabbit named Patches. I’ve always loved rabbits, so Patches was always my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win, I “liked” your facebook and signed up for your newsletter.

    • My class at school at a rabbit.

  25. Our dog’s name was Riley. What a wonderful dog! He always looked out for us. From his barks we could tell anything. Friend or foe, human or animal. Sadly he’s no longer with us and he is greatly missed.

    • I love the name Riley.

  26. We have a sweet kitty named Clarabelle. Before we adopted her, she had been abandoned and turned into a cat rescue shelter. She is the sweetest and most intelligent cat we have ever had as a member of our family. She knows that she has a safe, warm home filled with love and food. Clarabelle does panic when she sees the suitcases and knows that Mom and Dad are leaving.

    • My cat curls up in the open suitcase. I think she wants to go with us.

  27. I have a 5 lb Yorkie female named Charleigh. She has to be held during thunderstorms, she gets very agitated.
    I subscribed to your newsletter, liked your Facebook page and shared the scavenger link from this page to my personal Facebook page.

    • One of my cats gets so scared when it thunders.

  28. I favorite pet is my dog, Heidi. Her little short legs and long body are precious to me.

    • Thanks, Melanie. Nice to see you doing the fall hunt.

  29. My daughter has a beautiful dog named Lexi. My daughter has struggled lately but her Lexi is such a protector and loving pet to her and my baby grand daughter. I signed up for newsletter and Facebook.

    • I’ve used the name Lexie for a pet in one of my stories.

  30. My favorite animal is my current dog, his name is Dodge and he is a greyhound. He is my favorite because after about 7 years of praying for a dog, God gave me Dodge on my birthday 🙂 I already like your facebook page so i signed up for your newsletter, thanks for the giveaway!!

    • God has a way of doing that.

  31. My favorite pet is our current dog, Zuzu. She is such a quirky nut… a 75 lb boxer Vizsla mix who thinks she is just a tiny lap dog lol. (Also, I liked your FB page)

    • I’ve never heard of a Vizsla mix.

  32. I have a dog named Charlie, but he’s not my favorite. LOL. My fuzzy white long-haired cat Lemon is my pride and joy. She’s snooty and hilarious!

    • I have a cat named Charlie. I love the name Lemon.

  33. I was already a subscriber for your newsletter, but I did like your facebook! Thank you for the contest!!!

    • Thanks, Tonya.

  34. I just subscribed to your mailing list!!

  35. I’ve only got one pet – a goldfish. Her name is Fina, and she lives on my kitchen counter and keeps me company every day while I’m doing the dishes or making meals for my family. I’m allergic to cats and dogs, which pretty much eliminates all other pet possibilities. But Fina has been trained well enough to come keep me company when I tap on her tank. LOL.

    • I love your goldfish.

  36. My favorite pet is my 4 year old UKC American Pit Bull Terrier named Sookie. She is my fur baby, and I love her to pieces. She has motivated my son to crawl and walk when he was a learning infant, and has been my kids: pillow, stool, chair, horse and best friend. Liked your Facebook and signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the chance, and participating!

    • My son had a pit bull and loved that dog.

  37. Signed up and liked your facebook

    • Thanks, Tammi.

  38. I have loved cats and kittens my entire life (60+). Most of my family prefers dogs. I just wish when I am alone I could tolerate them in the house for comfort, unconditional love, and warmth, but I am allergic to pet dander.

    Luckily I am not alone much, as my better half for 42 years is still with me.
    Praise the Lord.


    • Great, Joyce.

  39. My favorite pet is my Jack Russell named Pupsie, He is so loving and loyal. I liked you facebook page! Thanks

    • That’s what I love about animals–their love and loyalty.

  40. Liked on Facebook and already signed up for newsletter.

    • Thanks, Rita.

  41. I have a polydactyl cat who found me several years ago as I was leaving work. She was so thin and hungry, therefore I named her Empty – though we rarely call her that now. lol We usually call her Dac or KiKi. She’s so smart, sweet, and loving and my favorite pet because she greets me when I come home and gets under the covers with me when it’s bedtime. 🙂

    • My son’ s family had a cat that was polydactyl.

  42. I liked you on FB. I do not have a pet at this time but I have 2 granddogs and one grandcat!

    • Thanks, Joan.

  43. Daisy Mae is my beautiful, sweet yellow lab mix. We found her by the side of the road and she is now queen of our house. We love Miss Daisy and so do our neighbors!

    • That is so sweet, Becky. Love the name.

  44. It is so hard for me to choose a favorite pet, but if I HAD to pick it would be between my cat, Hannah, and my dog, Wallee. Wallee because he is just my sweet little bug and tickle monster (seriously, he LOVES the word tickle! If you say it a couple of times he goes crazy and wants to play and gives you tons of kisses). Hannah because she is my baby. After losing my angel, Jingles, she healed my heart and I adore her to bits. I signed up for your newsletter and liked your Facebook page. 🙂

    • LOL, Megan. I wonder why that word does that to him.

  45. My favorite is our dog, Megan. She came into our home at a time when my youngest daughter needed a friend.

    • Pam, I’ve heard that quite a bit. An animal is in a person’s life when she needs it.

  46. I am have already liked your facebook page & get your newsletter.

    • Thanks, Connie.

  47. My favorites right now are Lady and Misty. They are wonderful companions and lovely lap dogs.

    • My husband’s dog when he was growing up was called Lady.

  48. My favorite pet will always be my dear pit bull Jada who I lost to liver disease in February. She was my heart dog <3 She was so full of mischief ! But she more than made up for her naughtiness with the love that she shared with everyone. She always understood how I felt and was there to comfort, celebrate or just be at my side. I have another pit bull Vito who is very close to me too. We helped heal each other after losing Jada. I always say she's my heart and he's my soul!

    I've liked your facebook page and signed up for your newsletter. I'm excited about reading your Caring Canine series. I have several friends who have service dogs.

    • Debbie, that’s what I love about animals. They so often know when we need comfort.

  49. Yes, I have a favorite cat. He showed up to our house for lunch one day after a nearby building was torn down. He was a very scared, feral cat that my husband named Spook. For 2 years he wanted nothing to do with me, but now he is my constant companion. I think I love him so much because it took so much time, effort, and patience before he responded back to me. I signed up for the newsletter and liked on Facebook.

    • Love that story, Jill.

  50. My favorite is the Maine Coon mix named Elijah. When he was a kitten his orange fur stuck out in “flames” all around him. It reminded me of Elijah being caught up in a chariot of fire and so the kitty was named. He’s my favorite because he has such a big personality. He makes it very clear when he is happy, lonely, hurting, angry, or just plain done with you. He hardly ever makes a noise, except when he’s demanding food, but he is very animated.
    I am signed up for the newsletter and like you on Facebook.

    • Megan, I’ve never heard of a Maine Coon.

  51. I have 2 shelties who I train to run agility- Sammie and Jessie. And I can’t say I could choose a favorite. Each are special in their own way- Jessie is softhearted towards kids and Sammie could easily become a therapy dog. `

    • It can be hard to chose between two animals.

  52. I dont have a pet, but have had in the past. My favorite was “Lucky” a dog my young son picked out of a box of free puppies at a yard sale! He was such a good
    dog…didn’t bark, was good with kids, obeyed. We had him many years til he died of old age.

    • Lucky was lucky the day you picked him.

  53. My favorite pet was Terry. She was the boxer we got from a group that rescued her from the street. She was my son´s dog. We were headed to Mexico as missionaries and had promised him when we got there he could have a dog. When we went to the dog kennel and my son, Dallas, was petting all the dogs trying to decide which one he wanted, this big boxer came up, opened her mouth and gently placed it around my sons arm. To this day we say that Terry chose Dallas. Terry was our son´s best friend here in Mexico from the age of 10 to 17. She contracted a tick born disease and by the time the doctors figured out what it was she was just too weak to fully recover. She died in November of 2012, six months before my son graduated from high school and returned to the US to start college. I believe God sent Terry to us just for Dallas.
    I am signing up for your newsletter and liking you on Facebook too. 🙂

    • What a great story, Jennifer.

  54. My favourite pet was Patches – had her from a puppy (when she chose me) till her death – still miss her.

    I signed up for your newsletter as well as liked your facebook page.

    Thanks for awesome books!

    • Love the name Patches.

  55. I liked you on Facebook, & Signed up for your newsletter…
    I DID have a wolf hybrid, Loco, and a Lab/Shepherd mix, Graffy…(they are in heaven now) & I have a white Chihuahua-slightly spoiled-ORLANDO!
    We used to have a therapy dog come into my work (Adult Sheltered Workshop) that was loved by many!

    • I’ve worked with a service dog at school. I have a friend who has a therapy dog.

  56. Travis, my lab mix rescue, is my favorite because he’s been with me through some difficult times and always makes me feels better. Also, he’s an accomplished troublemaker, so I never lack for stories of his latest adventures!

    I enjoyed your Texas Rangers series very much and look forward to reading more of your books. Thanks for the hours of thought-provoking and uplifting entertainment.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed my Texas Rangers series.

  57. I don’t currently have a pet but my favorite pet was a little Teddy Bear Hamster that I named Tarzan because of the way he would “swing” in his little wheel at night. It kept waking me up throughout the night and I would be so sleepy at school the next day.
    I am already signed up for your newsletter and I am following you on FB.

    • I’ve never heard of a Teddy Bear Hamster.

  58. I have two dogs, Sunni and Storm, that I absolutely love. They are so sweet and loyal. Storm is a Siberian Husky and Sunni is a White Shepherd/possibly Husky mix. Both of them found my family and needed homes which we provided them with.

    • Love the names Sunni and Storm.

  59. We have a dog now, and she’s the sweetest thing, but she’s my sister’s dog and she loves her best. I have to say (and I know this sounds strange) my favorite pet was a fish. When I was younger, I got a bunch of fish (and a fish tank, of course) for my birthday. We accidentally got a baby fish, so small she was nearly see-through, and the store check-out person gave her to us for free. Her name was Anne. Unfortunately, as amateur fish-keepers, we didn’t realize that the tank filter wasn’t working until two fish had already died. We were unable to get a new tank in time to save the rest. I still feel bad about that. But Anne was really cute.

    • By the way, I signed up for your newsletter.

  60. My favorite animal is a dog that we take care of once or twice a year. My son’s dog Snickers. We are part of his pack and when we visit he has to make sure we are there. He loves his entire family together. I “liked” you on FB.

    • I love Snickers as a name.

  61. My dogs name is Mac and he listens to me when no one else does!

    • Smart dog, Skylar.

  62. Brooke, fish can be hard to raise.

  63. I have 5 dogs and 2 cats. My favorite is the youngest and smallest of the dogs named Mini she is a chihuahua and weighs less than 2 pounds. Please do not tell the other fur-babies I said she is my favorite it will hurt their feelings! Also, I signed up for your newsletter and liked your page on facebook. I would love to win your book, Her Holiday Hero!

    • Rhonda, one of the dogs I had as a child was called Mini–a poodle.

  64. We have a cat named Tink that we love!
    Sent friend request on FB.

    • Thanks, Vicky.

  65. My favorite pet was my cat Saydee Mae whom passed away a few years ago. He was a creamsickle orange with the biggest green eyes. Reminds me alot of Puss in Boots from Shrek. I miss him so very much.

    • Halita, sounds like a beautiful cat.

  66. I liked your FB page.
    My favorite pet was Duchess, our german shepherd from NJ and Fla. She understood what we said to her and was such a great friend. Loved her.

    • Thanks, Sharon. I had a German shepherd as a child named Shep.

  67. my favorite pet has to be Harley … he was MINE. although he loved everyone in the family. He was an AKITA and the first dog i knew that loved to hug. Now i know that that is an Akita trait.

    • Marianne, I’m not familiar with an Akita.

  68. I liked your fb page and signed up for the newsletter. My favorite pet was my horse, she was always there for me. I absolutely love German Shepherds though as well as most other dogs and cats too. 🙂

    • Thanks, Andrea. I love horses.

  69. Zaphnathpaanea. Gray cat that was so sweet! You could dress him up, use him for a pillow or anything you wanted!
    I liked your fb page.

    • Thanks, Mak.

  70. My favorite pet currently is my cat Tink. She is a little tuxedo cat and I love her because she is a crazy little critter. I often say she thinks she is a dog because she likes to ride places and play fetch among other things that dogs often love to do :). She is a little silly but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    I am a facebook fan and also signed up for the newsletter.

    • I have a cat that growls just like a dog, Samantha.

  71. My favorite pet was Gunnar she was part German Shepherd and part coyote. She was so dear. She always kept us safe and was so loving. We had turkeys and ducks and she always made sure they did not get near our malamute Bow Tie. Bow Tie was a great guard dog but would think nothing of eating a turkey. I am subscribing. 🙂

    • Kelly, what a combination–German shepherd and coyote.

  72. I am already on your newsletter list and have liked you on facebook. Her Holiday Hero sounds like a wonderful book to read.

    • Thanks, Beth.

  73. Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt!

    My favorite pet is my sisters black and white cat (Shh don’t tell my cat 🙂 ) She is my favorite because she is so loving and curious. She is also adorable which gives her bonus points when shes on my nerves. She has to sleep with me at night. She has to be into everything! She always wants a friend!

    I also signed up for the email newsletter and liked your facebook page.

    • Brandy, it’s our secret.

  74. We have an adorable 3 yr old miniature dachshund named Minion. At this point in my life, he’s my favorite. Not only is he adorable, but he’s also a good lap warmer and companion. 🙂

    • PS– I already like your FB page! 🙂

  75. One pet who was a favorite was my family’s cat, Coco. As a kid, my brother and I named her Coco because of her light fur on the “inside” and dark fur on the tips of her ears, tail, and paws. She had several litters of kittens before she had some sort of accident that made us have to put her to sleep. She was sweet.

    I also subscribed to your newsletter and liked your facebook page. Thank you for everything.

    • Love the name Coco, Emily.

  76. My favorite pet is Scooter. He is a Dachsund/Terrier mixed Hurrican Katrina rescue dog. He loves to snuggle and can be found next to me or my sister.

    • I also signed up for your newsletter and liked your FB page.

  77. I’m allergic to dogs but love to watch them from afar!!

    • Thanks, Susan.

  78. My all-time favorite pet was my cat Soksi who would try to dig under the door to my bedroom in the morning making thump-thump noises. After I let him in, he would hop on the bed waiting for me to pick him up. He would push his head up under my chin and snuggle with me for a bit. Then he would ask to be put back down and would go about his business.

    • My cat does that. She wants in.

  79. My favorite dog was one my son had. We named her Sadie and she was one of the smartest dogs we ever had. She learned how to climb our fence by jumping up on a rug and climbing over. One day we came home from work and couldn’t find her anywhere and she had got in the car with my uncle and he took her riding. She thought she was one of us. I signed up for your newsletter

    • Linda, my husband’s childhood dog–a beagle–used to that.

  80. I love both my cat Fluffy and dog, Cuddles. Two fun furry gifts from Heaven. I am so glad God made animals!! I liked your facebook page and signed up for your newsletter a while ago (have been a fan of yours for awhile!) Thank you!!

    • What cute names.

  81. It would be difficult to name just one pet since my husband and I rescue cats. We love them all. They each have different personalities and bring us much joy. At this time we have 50+. I signed up for your newsletter.

  82. I love my first cat of my own named Calleigh. She was great company. I have subscribed to the newsletter and liked on facebook

  83. Tiger, my huge, black Bombay cat, is my favorite pet. My “Big Baby” has the coolest golden eyes.

    Although he is quite big, Tiger is such a baby. With claws and teeth the size of a bear’s, I have no idea why that boy runs from other cats and lets my two female cats do the fighting.

    Whenever I brush my teeth, Tiger loves to jump on my shoulders and ride high as I finish and go to the kitchen to make coffee.

    When I go outside, Tiger loves to play tag. I’ll be walking, and he’ll run up and tap (or tag) the back of my thigh with his paws. It’s really kind of scary. LOL. I then turn around and chase him back. We can play this game for quite a long time.

    Just writing about my syrupy Tiger puts a smile on my face.

  84. P.S. I subscribed to your Newsletter and tried to Like you on FB, but could only Friend you. Couldn’t find the Like button. 🙂

  85. My favorite pet ever was my rabbit named Trix. In 3rd grade my teacher had a contest and gave away baby rabbits as a prize. I won him and had him for 6 years before he passed away.
    Thanks for this giveaway.
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

  86. My favorite pet was our beagle, Zipper. He was loyal and true and a great watch dog too!

  87. My favorite pet was our German Shepherd, Rex. He was faithful, protective and sweet.
    I’m a subscriber.

  88. I am a subscriber! We had a sweet dog named Coco. She was a beagle and we loved her! We had to put her to sleep because she had kidney failure! We are heart broken! We miss her everyday!

  89. I am a solid, proud cat owner of 1 female cat, about 8 years old. She’s my “guard cat” … except for my mom, she will hiss, growl, and have her fur sticking up straight if any strange folks – men in particular (or even my dad) appears in my townhouse. So cats can be heroines too!
    I love following “Paws for a Cause”
    I haven’t read any of your books, but I think I’ll add them to the never-shrinking wishlist!

  90. I love my cat Doc who I currently have. But the reason I have Doc now is because of a stray cat that wandered into my life almost 3 decades ago. I named him Thurman, and because of him, I learned the joy a cat can bring to my life.

  91. Hi Margaret,

    that would be Jon Jon: he’s a chocolate poodle. Big & beautiful.

    FB & Newsletter:


  92. I love all my pets, but I’d have to say our kitty Evie was very special. She adopted any person or animal she met. She even wanted to talk on the phone to our distant friends (whom she’d never met in person).
    I’m already a fan on facebook.

  93. My favourite pet would be my cat Muffin. He is currently 2 years old and is a half Person half, Maine Coon. He is such a baby at times and even during our hot African Summers he will insist on sleeping on top of me. He also tends to get extremely disgruntled if my textbooks are in the way of him sleeping in my vicinity. He isn’t overly fond of the neighbour’s staffordshire terrier and while I’m concerned that he might get bitten one day it is amusing to see him giving the dog a good paw smack when he gets irritated by her whining.

    I do believe I have been facebook trailing you since a previous scavenger hunt =)

  94. We are a dog family. At the present we don’t have a dog, but have had one in the past. We don’t care for cat because they get on things and my husband and I can’t stand that. I’m glad we are in agreement. Also found out this summer daughter is allergic to cats. So good thing we don’t have one.

  95. Hi everyone! My favorite pet is my cat Sprinkles and she is so funny because she likes to sleep on her back on the floor. She’s a bit on the junky side. 🙂
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  96. I have a number of pets so it is hard to pick my favorite. I think honestly my favorite pet will always be my dog Bear. Unfortunately, I lost her a few years ago, but she was my companion through thick and thin and went everywhere with me. She was part Border Collie. I miss her every day even though I have other dogs.

    I have subscribed to the newsletter and like the Facebook page. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know your books better.

  97. My fave and only pet is our dog Dexter. He is very protective of me and let’s us know if anyone is around. He is hilarious when he runs, he runs like something is chasing him.
    sandym204 at gmail dot com

  98. My favorite pet was a Golden Retriever, Sandee she was my buddy. Even with the children around she would hug close to my legs 🙂
    dkstevensne at outlook dotcom

  99. My favorite pet is my border collie, Penny who turned 14 today! She has her health issues and I’m not sure how long she will be with us but I feel blessed to have her each day she is here with us. She has always been my shadow and pal!

    • oops – forgot to mention I liked you on Facebook and signing up for your newsletter! Your books look like something I would enjoy reading!!

  100. My favorite pet is my son’s autism service dog Comet. Comet has changed our son’s life and in turn our family. He is trained to comfort our son, in search and rescue, and in behavior disruption. He is my son’s best friend. I am very interested in reading your books. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • I got carried away and forgot to mentioned I singed up for your newsletter and liked you on FB

  101. My favorite pet is a miniature short haired dachshund puppy named Ginger that I will be meeting in one month when we adopt her. She is my favorite because she is the first dog I have ever had and I look forward to her companionship.

    • I forgot to mention that I already liked you on FB and just signed up for your newsletter.

  102. MARGARET…I HAVE BEEN A LONG-TIME FAN AND LOVE YOUR WRITING. MY FAVORITE PET WAS RUNT, A 15 year old rat terrier, who died back in April. He rode four wheelers, jet skis, and even rode on the lawn mower with my husband. He was such a loving and comforting member of our family. We miss him so much. Thanks again for your WONDERFUL books. It is wonderful to get lost in them.

  103. My favorite dogs are Rex who was my childhood pal and confidante and Aslan who was a faithful family pet for our children as they were growing up. He was tossed out in our yard and after giving him a strong admonition “not to be here” when I returned from taking my children to school, he remained a faithful friend for the next 14 years. I already like you on facebook and subscribe to your newsletter!!!

  104. My favorite pet is always our current dog. 🙂 When I first saw Jack at the animal shelter, I was at the other end of the row of kennels but he was the only dog I saw! I asked the shelter worker, “Is that a black German Shepherd?” 🙂 Now that particular big black dog loves to hang out on the couch with his “buddies” and chase squeaky tennis balls.

  105. Beau was my favorite pet, He was an English Shepard and we lost him 3 years ago at the age of 10. He was the best dog we had ever had a good family dog but a great farm dog as well. I have not gotten another dog as of yet but the children and I would love another English Shepard when we can find the funds to get one. Beau was free to use , found us a a flea market in tn and we just loved him. I liked you on FB and was signed up for the newsletter already.

  106. My favorite pets are my cats!!! I’ve had 4 that I remember since I was a child and love them all to pieces!! My two cats now are something else!! Mr. Monty Bags is a lazy large black cat that you just want to cuddle and squeeze, much to his dismay most of the time!! 🙂 And Miss Scooter is a cuddle bug that would love nothing more than to sleep underneath the covers with you as close as she can possibly get! I love coming home to her waiting for me on her perch by the front door!! Always meowing and waiting with kisses!! 😛

    I subscribed to your newsletter and “liked” you on facebook!

  107. My favorite pet was our Golden Retriever, Sandy, we had for 14 years when I was growing up. I was horrible to wake up in the morning when I was little so my parents would bring her in (she was an outdoor dog) and she would jump on my bed and lick me until I woke up. So much fun!
    I also liked your Facebook page.

  108. I have two favorite dogs. One is our 15 yr. old shih-tzu, Fluffy. The other is my 2 yr. old chihuahua, Samson. They both like to be my reading partners when I sit in my brown chair at night. Usually, Samson goes to bed at 8:30, after which it is Fluffy’s turn to sit with me until about 11pm!

    • Forgot to say I am re-signing up for your newsletter.

  109. Margaret, I do have a favorite pet. I have two cockatiels, male and female. Micah, the male has been with me for two years and is quite bonded to me. He is quite handsome and a great whistler. He also talks a little. “Whatcha doin?” “You’re so pretty!” and he would often call to my finch, Mr. Mister (who is no longer with us) Every morning when I come into the room, I always talk to him by saying “hey boy”. Just the past few days I catch him saying “hey boy” to me! Corky, the female is a rescue and has some issues but she still responds to me when I talk to her. These two characters are such a blessing to me. I talk to them all day long and in their way, they converse with me. I hope you don’t mind me adding one thing, my friend’s dog, Angel, found my friend’s breast cancer. If it hadn’t been for this special dog my friend most likely wouldn’t have found the lump.

  110. I have had several dogs in my lifetime and while they each had their own personality, my very first poodle, Peppi, was given to me when I was ten years old and he was truly my dog. He had a way of talking to me whereas no other animal has.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  111. If I said I had a favorite pet, all the rest would get jealous. Let’s just say I have three inside cats – Precious (oldest of all), Bathsheba, and Sugar. Outside is my dog Buddy who turns 1 on 26th of this month and somewhere between 15 and 20 cats.
    I been on your newsletter a very long time. And we are already friends on facebook.

  112. My favorite pet is my cat, Calliope. After losing my cat Penelope of 16 years, I was pretty sure I would not put myself through that kind of grief again. However, after a catless year, I began to realize I needed that presence in my house. My husband took me to the SPCA on $5 cat day. 🙂 He was actually not yet over losing Penelope, but couldn’t pass up a deal like that!
    Calliope was only 2 years old, but had been at the shelter the longest – honestly I don’t know why. She’s adorable and loving and wants to be around us. She has such a fun personality. I still miss Penelope, but Calliope has eased the pain. I know I will be devastated if/when I lose her, but I’m learning not to worry about that. The joy she bring makes it worth it.

    Oh – and I liked your facebook page!

  113. I presently don’t have a pet. My favorite would be my dog Lady of many years ago. I broke my foot once and she stayed right with me while I had it propped up and would not leave my side. Her motherly instinct is what was her demise, she ran across our street to see the puppies of our neighbor’s dog and was hit by a car. So sad.

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  114. my favorite pet was one of my boston terriers, Susie. She was so loving and knew when i was not feeling good or depressed or sad. She would always cuddle and love on me when i was that way. For that i will always love her. We had to have her put to sleep as she had something wrong with her heart. I would love another Boston Terrier, but dont think i would have the patience to train one to live inside the house again.


  115. My favorite pet is my puppy Diesel! He sleeps on my chest and is so protective of my kids!!!!!
    I subscribed to email list and also like you on Facebook! Here’s to hoping Im the lucky winner!!!

  116. Yes, I have a favorite pet. He is a dog (he thinks he’s human) and his name is Tiger. Tiger is my favorite pet because he belonged to my father-in-law . Dad passed away a year ago (we miss him dearly). I was chosen by Dad out of 6 children to take Tiger by Dad. Dad always said, “Sandy, Tiger likes you the best and continually asked do you still want Tiger when I go to heaven.” of course I said, “Yes”. Tiger and I drove from Texas back home to Pennsylvania after Dad’s death (airplanes wouldn’t allow him on and he is a lapdog) and he was and still is “Good as Gold” we are best buddies !!

  117. No pets

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  118. I liked your facebook page.

    I currently do not have a pet of my own, but am enjoying spoiling my boyfriend’s cat, Smudge. Smudge is very particular with who he associates with. After almost 2 years, he has finally started laying beside me when I am in the same room with him. 🙂

  119. My husband and I have had four great dogs and now have a cat, go figure. She found and adopted us, not the other way around. Raki, a male Dalmatian was definitely a favorite. He was so loving and friendly.

  120. Oops, forgot to mention that I get your newsletter and like your Facebook page!

  121. I have cats and dogs most of my life. All have been special in their own way. I havea Corgi names Jack now. He is very sweet. I also have had horses but my horse, Sultan was my favorite. I raised him from a baby, he was so gentle and easy to handle. He was a registered 7/8 Arab gelding. I have loved all my animals and all have been different in temperament and size.
    I look forward to reading your books featuring therapy animals.

  122. My pet was a mixed puppy with a little lab, a little rottweiler, and a whole lot of brat. But he was still my baby. He could be so cuddly and yet turn around and give you this look like ” I know what you want me to do, but I don’t think so.” You could yell his name (Robbie) for ever, but if you really wanted to get him to come just yell Food! 😉

  123. My dog was my best companion and I miss her terribly.

  124. My favorite pet was Daisy (she died last year). She was a sweet dog I adopted a month after my first miscarriage. She got me through it when I felt completely alone. She got me through five miscarriages and three very difficult pregnancies with her unconditional love and sweet personality. She was also wonderful with my children. We were all sad she grew old and sick.

  125. Oh, and I liked your facebook page

  126. my favorite pet was the first dog i owned after i move out on my own. His name was Romeo and he was minature german schnauzer. He was very protective of me, he would not allow any man near me unless he was a family member (or the pizza delivery guy!)

  127. My favorite pet was our pony Black Beauty growing up!! She was the best and I miss her. I liked your Facebook page and signed up for your monthly newsletter!!

  128. I’d have to say my favorite pet is our Golden Retriever ‘Buddy’ he came to live with us when he was 3….he is such a sweet tempered dog, always willing to please, smartest dog ever 🙂 …and I love his smile!

    I signed up for your newsletter
    also friended you on Facebook!

  129. I have subscribed to your newsletter 🙂 and I had a dog named Bingo he was a great little poodle.

  130. Although I love all animals, my favorite right now is my cat, Bootsie Sue. She originally belonged to my mother. My husband and I inherited her when my mother passed away 15 1/2 years ago. In July, 2014, I lost my husband of 54 years to Pancreatic Cancer. Bootsie is my constant companion and we are learning to live a new life together. I liked your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest.

  131. A favorite pet for me is all of my pets that I have had since I was a little girl. I have loved animals since I was able to walk, my parents knew where to find me when I went to my grandparents home. Down at the barn with animals, as an young adult I worked as a vet assistant till a few years after I got married and moved away.

    My dear hubby and I had two pets between ourselves, Sheba, a Siberian husky/wolf and Abgail a tortoiseshell cat. We lost our dear Sheba in 2012, the memories we have of her we hold very dearly. She loved to sass us and talk back; one her favorite things was to go for walks with us. My dear Abgail, is very much a unique cat who thinks she has to follow me all thru the house. She begs for her supper in the evening, holding her paw up like she hurt it. When is it time to go to bed she will lay down on whichever side of the bed is empty and look up at you like really do you have to disturb me.

  132. My favorite pet was a German Shepherd named Sassafras. I remember many a summer day spent using her as a pillow while I laid in the yard, reading a book. She was a great dog and I still miss her! I signed up for your newsletter and have liked your Facebook page. (You’re one of my favorite authors so I had liked the page long before this scavenger hunt!)

  133. My favorite pet is my dog Daisy, a 6 year old Great Dane. She is truly gentle and a great protector.

  134. I have 2 cats and they bring me so much joy. My cat Wemberly loves to sleep with me and will soothe me when I’m stressed out by giving me the pleasure of petting her. Also I did have a favorite dog name Susie. She was my first pet and I loved her because every time we would leave her and come back she would have tears coming down.

    • By the way I did sign up for your newsletter and already liked you on facebook

  135. Hello Margaret. I’ve already subscribed to your mailing list. My favorite pet is Mr.B a black tom cat that I’ve owned since ’08 when I adopted him so my three granddaughters could have a pet. They spent the first weekend with their dad so he bonded with me and once they moved away they weren’t allowed to have pets, especially cats. He and several other rescued cats all reside with me though he loves it when the kids come to visit so he can get extra attention.

  136. Hi Margaret. My favorite pet was our rescued dog Libby. She had an adventure just being rescued by my sister in the mountains of WV (can we say she loved KFC Chicken) to coming to our home in Virginia within a week. She was a part of our family for 14 years and I miss her terribly. I believe there are certain pets that will become heart connections in a deep manner and Libby was that to me. After 2 years we are now raising a puppy named Sophie and she is definitely her own big gal but we love her to pieces already. Thanks for sharing parts of your life through your interview and helping with the Scavenger Hunt. This is my first time participating and I just love every minute and learning about so many authors.

    • PS – I have signed up for your newsletter too. 🙂

  137. I have two special pets of my heart! First is my dog, Max. He was a “middle school graduation” gift from my parents. He was the perfect “starter dog”. Though he was a Lhasa, he wasn’t high maintenance and since I was often distracted by books, that was a good thing! Unfortunately, we lost him too soon. The second was the family cat, “Garak.” He was ‘talkative’, highly intelligent, and a good hunter.

    I signed up for the newsletter and added you on Facebook.

  138. The only pet I’ve owned were the goldfish when I was a child. I enjoy other people’s pets, though, both dogs and cats. I have subscribed to your newsletter and have liked your page on Facebook.

  139. I have already liked the Facebook page. Tried to subscribe to newsletter but not sure if it completed. I really enjoy your books which I have been reading for years.

  140. My favorite pet was our cat, Katie. She passed away this year in April. She was 19 years old. The reason for her being my favorite. When our son was around four years old, he was diagnosed with asthma. He hated the treatments. Katie was dumped off in our yard. We took her to the vet and had her checked out and fixed. When Robert had his treatments he would always fall asleep afterwards. Katie would curl up to him like she was his protector. She is still greatly missed.

  141. My favorite pet was Mr. Scooter….my Llaso Apso dog. He was so cute as a puppy….and as he got older he was a great dog, especially, when my husband would have seizures. Scooter could sense the seizures before my husband would have one. Than, while my husband had an episode of seizures, Scooter would lay right next to him. He was such a wonderful dog!! I sure miss him!

  142. We have no pets..I follow you on facebook and your newsletter…

  143. We had a white cat named Snowball when my kids were little. Our youngest was a baby and that cat would let him carry it around his neck like a scarf. When our boy would cry for any reason Snowball would come running to see if he could help!

  144. My favorite pet was my cat Winkie when I was a teenager. He was a very cool kitty and would act like a chaperone when boys visited me. If he liked the boy he would lay on the floor by our feet when we sat on the sofa. Sometimes he would push in and lay between us on the sofa. One boy that came over he actually pushed in and lay stretched out with his front paws by my legs and his back legs pushing against the boy.

    I have already signed up for your mailing list and liked you on Facebook.



  146. My most recent pet was a cat, Little One. I just loved the way she would jump up into my lap for cuddles!! Sadly, she ran away a few months ago. Must have been God’s plan. No matter how much we loved her, my daughter was allergic to her, so this must be for the best. I was already signed up for your newsletter and have liked you on Facebook.

  147. I liked your fb page and signed up for your newsletter. I love your works especially your Texas Ranger series; but your therapy dogs will be high on my list too. I surely wish I could win a copy. Anyway, my hero pet is my cat Miles. He is a great stress reliever. He always has to be where I am…sits beside me in my chair comes to bed and greets me and purrs and curls up next to me. No complaints ever. I thank God for animals that show unconditional love…that show us how we ought to be with each other.

  148. Levi, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He’s a 5 year old that watches over me. When there is a scorpion in the house he will growl and bark so that I know it’s there or when a snake gets into the cabin he will growl and bark pointing the whole time warning me. He’s a very loving dog that loves everyone has never thought about biting anyone, very loving and will give me a hug when I’m feeling bad. He’s such a sweet heart and so lovable. And yes, very spoiled. He’s an angel and such a blessing. I do believe he’s heaven sent.

  149. I don’t have a pet, but my son is an Army veteran. He has a service dog named Roxie. I haven’t met Roxie, but I’ve heard her bark and seen her picture. It amazes me how these dogs help those who need them.

    I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

  150. already liked FB

  151. Toby is my gardening buddy – I just retired and he loves having me home! He is our 10 year old farm hybrid dog.

  152. My 14 year old daughter got me hooked on hamsters about 6 years ago. My favorite was the first one she owned, named Sophie. She loved to crawl under the collar of my shirt and sleep while I read!

  153. One favorite pet was my daughter’s guinea pig, Cocoa Puffs. She was friendly, cuddly, and soft, but she could be put away in her cage and stay out of trouble! Liked on Facebook and signed up for the newsletter. Thanx for the giveaway!

  154. Hi Margaret!
    Do you have a favorite pet? I don’t have a pet that belongs to me but yes I have a favorite pet. 🙂
    Who is it and why is the pet your favorite? – My favorite pet’s name is Coco…it’s a boy dog. I think he’s a Pomeranian. Anyhow, I love that boy because his face is almost always smiling. Even if I feel poopy his face can make me smile. plus he looooves to be pet and petting him relaxes me and takes away some of my anxiety, which I appreciate. 🙂

    • Oh and I like you on Facebook and am signed up for your newsletter 🙂

  155. My favorite pet was a cat named Oliver. He was my sister’s cat and full of so much personality. Our grandma always called him the ‘little doggy’. He got into his share of trouble, once jumping on the table to land in a pan of lasagna I’d just assembled. However, he still managed to worm his way into my heart with his adorable face and sweetness.

  156. Our family’s 2 year old orange tabby. We found her in our yard when she was only a couple days old and she’s been with us ever since. She’s definitely independent and doesn’t like to cuddle, but she’s absolutely adorable to watch. =)

  157. I’ve had so many pets over the years, and each one has been special, so I don’t really have a favorite. So I’ll just tell you about my first cat, Nikki. I got her when I was 13 and she was 8 weeks old. She was my best friend for almost 20 years. We played together and cuddled together. She comforted me when I lost other pets and was there for me through all the struggles of teen and young adult years. She died a few months ago, 5 days before her 20th birthday. I miss her terribly, but I’m looking forward to being reunited with her when Jesus comes to take us home!

  158. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I liked your page on Facebook. I’d love to read your books about service dogs!

  159. My “favorite pet” (because how do you choose a favorite when you have multiple?) would be my cat Dolly, mostly because she is named after that campground my family used to go to when I was a child, Dolly Copp, and that place holds so many fond memories for me.

    I’ce signed up for your newsletter and liked on facebook!

  160. I have liked your face book page, Lisa Johnson Cowell

  161. My favorite pet is a cat. Whenever I am feeling stressed or sad, she rubs her scent pads against my temples, indicating that she loves and accepts me.

  162. I have had many favorite pets, mostly dogs. I guess my best companion was Peaches, a poodle mix. She died in 1991, I still miss her.
    Sadly,I have no companion dog at the moment, but hope for one soon.

  163. I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on facebook. I’m sorry, I don’t have pets. I’m allergic.

  164. My favorite pet is our golden tabby cat named Squeakie that we ‘ve had since she was probably a day old. It’s been neat to see her grow and to see my children grow in their responsibility of caring for her all this time.

    I subscribed to your newsletter and have enjoyed your books!

  165. I have always loved all my pets. I have 3 very spoiled cats, and I love them all! I was already signed up for your newsletter, and already like you on FB!

  166. My favorite pet is our cat Duchess. She I sweet and gentle and funny.

  167. getting to see two of my fav authors on this stop of the scavenger hunt, Winnie and Margaret…Hello Ladies.
    enjoying this hunt again this year and hope to win some books, can’t have too many. thanks for sharing your time and your books.

  168. “Jake” is my best friend. He is a 5 yr. old Dachshund that I rescued .
    He was closer to my late husband and when he passed Jake and I formed a bond that has given me more joy and companionship than I could ever express.
    He makes a very difficult time a little more bearable because he has the biggest heart and gives his love so freely.
    I subscribe to your blog.

  169. We’ve only had one family pet in our married lives, a collie/German Shepherd mix named Susie. She was not bright at all, but she was very loving and affectionate and a good companion for my boys as they grew up.

  170. I don’t think I could pick a favorite – we have a senior dog named Nixie who is so sweet and then a tiny ewok-looking dog, Zooey, who is wild and crazy. Then there are the squirrels and rats – no I can’t choose a favorite. I love animals.

  171. I couldn’t pick between Mac and Bosae for favorite pet. Mac was a sheltie that thought he was human. We could tell him to go get someone in the family and like Lassie he’d bring the person back to us. His favorite activity however was trips through the drive-thru where he’d get his own pack of French fries. Bosae on the other hand was a 150 pound Rottweiler who thought he was a lap dog. And he was whenever thunderstorms happened, from the first flash to the last rumble, whether you wanted him to be or not. Both were my babies and though I lost them years ago to old age and cancer respectively they will always hold a special place in my heart.

  172. Xena my cat is my favorite she’s so sweet.

  173. I have a Lab/chow mix male dog named Buddy, who is light brown with white high lights. I had already liked you on Facebook plus I believe I’m already signed up for your newsletters. Mystery/suspense/romance are my favorite type of Christian fiction books. You are an excellent writer. I’ve read several of your e-books and I certainly look forward to reading more of your books.

  174. I love German Shepherds and the book cover caught my eye. We had one and her name was Puppy – ok so we didn’t know what to call her haha. Sadly most places you rent will not allow you to have a pet or I would get another GS because they are great dogs.

  175. My Chihuahua’s are my favorite pets. They give unconditional love and are always happy to see me.

  176. I don’t have any pets myself, but I love reading about pets in books, or working dogs like in Ronie Kendig’s series of books. I love the idea of your Caring Canines series and would enjoy reading them.

  177. Sorry forgot to say that I liked your FB page.

  178. My favorite pet right now is my daughter’s little dog, Jovial, that we are caring for while she (my daughter) is doing missionary work. Jovial is good company and very loving. I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Facebook!

  179. Hi Margaret,

    My favorite pet was my Dalmatian named “DD”, for what I always deemed to mean “Darling Dalmatian”, although my husband said the initials meant something else. DD wasn’t the most well behaved, didn’t obey us half the time, would be a major bed hog and would chase squirrel’s endlessly, but she was loyal to her family, protective over our children and always cheered me up on cloudy days.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to relive the happy memories. I subscribed to your newsletter.

  180. I’m partial to cats and have loved each one dearly and missed them when they were gone. But my dog Sam had and will always have a very special place in my heart. He was a sweet English Mastiff that loved me and any child. He would let kids play on and with him for hours.
    I liked your facebook page.

  181. My favorite pet is Ozzie Bear, he is a small (15 lb) toy rescue poodle. I love Ozzie because he is God’s gift to us. We moved to a new place and the kids wanted a dog. I am allergic and had a poodle as a teen so we contacted poodle rescue of FL. At the time we had a 9, 11, 15 year old so we weren’t sure how young was too young for their requirements, so we put down three dogs from the website and said that we were praying for the dog God has for us so which ever one they chose for us would be God’s choice. We were chosen from a group of 100 other families for Ozzie. : ) He loves each of us and though he is struggling with his knees (had surgery on one- the other soon : /) He is just a dear!!! So grateful for his love for each of us.

  182. Oncy, she’s my cat and I’m her human. She’s my best friend and just recently got over being really sick. She is an old lady now but often forgets that fact as we chase each other around. 🙂 I liked your FB page and subscribed too. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  183. I guess my fav animal would be my cat:) although sometimes shes a pain in the but shes usually a sweet heart lol and I like on fb and subscribed to your newsletter

  184. we currently have 3 dogs and 6 cats and they are all my favorites!

    I also like your page on facebook!

    Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  185. I won’t take the chance from someone else for your great book, cause I already own the whole Caring Canines series. I dearly love inspirational books and those about service dogs (well most dogs, but especially service/therapy/agility/etc) dogs are my favorites. Thank you so much for this series. I look forward to each new title.

  186. We have had several pets while our children were growing up and as a child myself. Have so many favorites in seasons of my life and our family. One early favorite would be my childhood shared pet ~ Laddie ~ who came from a kennel in Chicago. My father had requested a female so we were expecting Lassie. My high school brother renamed him “Rex.” My last sweet pet was my calico; she died three years ago ~ the last of our 19, 18, and 17 y-o cats, who stayed with us long after our children departed! Such love given to families and an attentive ear to hear.
    I have been a long subscriber to your blog and on Facebook. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  187. I didn’t grow up with any animals as my mom was not an “animal person.” I didn’t think I was either until I had to watch my brother’s dog, Biskit, when he and his family went on a cruise. I fell in love…but have not been able to afford one of my own. My 19 year old daughters (twins!) went out and bought hamsters. My daughters are so busy that many times I am the one taking care of the hamsters…but I don’t mind. Once again, I fell in love. It was hard to imagine that a tiny little rodent had any kind of personality, but they really do! And they are so stinking cute!!!

    I subscribed to your newsletter and liked your facebook page. 🙂

  188. first i signed up for your newsletter, tried to confirm, but link wouldn’t work so i emailed the addy listed, i hope it went through.

    second i also liked you on fb.

    third. i love animals and my favorite pet was my dog Moshe. he was a gentle giant, who gave the best hugs (allowed me to hang on as long as i wanted 🙂 ). he has been gone almost six months and will forever be in my heart.

  189. My favorite animal is a dog named Wolfie. I signed up for your newsletter.

  190. Thank you….I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on facebook. I had a Golden Retriever, my daughter named him Golden. He was the best dog ever, even liked to play soccer with us. Now we have a miniature horse, pure black…named Midnight. lol

  191. I subscribed to your newsletter and liked your Facebook page. Growing up we had very spoiled dogs. 🙂

  192. I had a favorite cat long ago who was very affectionate, playful and she always knew when one of us was sick. She would stick with the sick person most of the time until they were well.:)

  193. I liked you on Facebook 🙂

  194. I love your writing Margaret, and have always carried with me a Love Inspired Historical books . Great reading in all waiting rooms and they are light weight to carry in my bag. I have a good friend of mine that is blind so is working to get a seeing eye dog. So I am anxious to see how it all works out. Thank you for your part in this hunt.

  195. ~ just letting you know I stopped by to like your page from the scavenger hunt 🙂

  196. I had a favorite dog that belonged to my friend Linda. I watched him be born, and I loved this dog until the day he died. His name was Sebastian, and he was an English Mastiff. He weighed in at over 250 pounds. He loved me as his Aunt Kathy. When Linda went to another state to earn her masters in Variable Exceptionally for ten weeks of intensive study, she left Sebastian with me. He always sat on my feet. He hung out with me . When I broke my leg and was able to go visit Linda again, he tried to climb up to kiss me. He instead stepped on my broken leg and I screamed. He was so puzzled. Miss that dog so much.

  197. My favorite pet is my miniature dachshund. She was our first “baby” that we got for our first Christmas after getting married!!

    I subscribe to your mailing list.

    I ‘like’ you on Facebook. kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

  198. I like your facebook page(I am part of your street team), I also am blog subscriber. I love cats they are friendly and just plain cute.

  199. My favorite pet was the poodle I has growing up, Ralph. He was a special dog for a couple reasons. He was the first dog I remember and was with us until I started college. Also, like most pets, he was always there when you needed cheering up or someone to cuddle.

    • I also follow you on Facebook and am on your mailing list.

  200. Picking a favorite pet is much like picking a favorite child! Each one is a favorite for one reason or another. So, I will have to share just my favorite ‘best first pet’ for said favorite children… Amy and Grace – they were rats. They are contained, take minimal care, surprisingly clean, and very loving. No worries about bites or scratches, were very smart – learning tricks and everything. We truly enjoyed them and they were, by far, the best first pet for youngsters.

    I also subscribed to your newsletter!

  201. Yes, I do have a favorite pet. Unfortunately, I lost her at the end of October 2013. “Lia” was my special pup who was being fostered at a friends house. My husband and I went to visit our friend and Lia jumped in my lap and just gave me a ton of kisses. I looked at my husband and said there were no questions, she was meant to be with us. She had a very loving and long life before cancer took her from us. I know in time, we will meet at the Rainbow Bridge.

  202. Hello Margaret. I am already signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Facebook. I don’t have a pet. Lost her(Tinkerbelle) about 7 years ago. I would love to win your book. Maxie

  203. My dog Breezy is my favorite. She is so smart. She “talks” to me – at least she tries to talk. And she has a good memory. I signed up for your newsletter and I liked you on Facebook.

  204. My Morkie, Lily, is my favorite pet because she is a wonderfully sweet companion and always with me.

    • I forgot to tell you I signed up for your newsletter and also shared your information on Facebook.

  205. I have an orange and white cat named Bubby. He is a big cat and just looks like a Bubba. I liked you Facebook page.

  206. My favorite pet was my dog Brownie…she was brave & loving,.yet strong & protective. I love your books & have read most of them! Thanks for all the great books! Blessings on more to come & my daughter & I LOVE rescue/helper dogs!!! Fav books to read : )

    • ooohhh…almost forgot, I’ve already been a Facebook member & get your newsletter : ) love the updates!

  207. My pet is a little different. I consider the peacocks we have at work my pets. I have named them & talk to them. Today I even had to save the littlest baby when it (can tell if it’s girl or boy yet) got stuck between a picket fence & a building with it’s wing through the picket fence.

    I have liked your facebook page.

  208. I subscribed to your email updates. Thanks for the chance to win!

  209. My favorite animal is my pup Roscoe, 1/2 chiweennie and 1/2 dachshund and is the best dog ever. I am fixing to start training him as a service dog because he already warns me, and alerts my family when I have an attack of low blood sugar and I am having a pain free migraine (I lose consciousness and awareness)
    He has never been trained, but we are that in tuned with each other and I am working on getting everything together to start

  210. My favorite animal is my pup Roscoe, 1/2 chiweennie and 1/2 dachshund and is the best dog ever. I am fixing to start training him as a service dog because he already warns me, and alerts my family when I have an attack of low blood sugar and I am having a pain free migraine (I lose consciousness and awareness)
    He has never been trained, but we are that in tuned with each other and I am working on getting everything together to start
    I also liked your facebook page and signed up to your email list

  211. I have subscribed to your email list, your facebook page
    My favorite animal is my pup Roscoe, 1/2 chiweennie and 1/2 dachshund and is the best dog ever. I am fixing to start training him as a service dog because he already warns me, and alerts my family when I have an attack of low blood sugar and I am having a pain free migraine (I lose consciousness and awareness)
    He has never been trained, but we are that in tuned with each other and I am working on getting everything together to start

  212. Hi, I’m on your mailing list so I “liked” you on Facebook. My favorite pet is my dog Lizzie. I rescued her. She was kept in a shed with her family for two years. When I got her she didn’t even know what to do with a dog treat. I’ve had her for three years and she’s a great dog.

  213. My favorite pet’s my dog, Poco. He’s a chocolate Cocker Spaniel and he’s thirteen years old. You’d think he’d lay around all day and be lazy but that “old man” loves to fetch and still acts like a young pup.

  214. I have had a number of pets that I love dearly but I do have a favorite and that would have to be my Lady dog that I had for all of my growing up years. She was my Border Collie, my confidant, my constant companion, and she lived to be almost 17 years old. I still miss her after all these years (almost 30).

    I liked your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter.

    I am excited about reading your books!

  215. I signed up for your newsletter and I like you on Facebook. My favorite pet is our dog Princess, a cockapoo.

  216. My favorite is my furbaby doggie nosie and I als receive your newsletter and Like you on facebook.

  217. My favorite pet is my cockerspaniel B.J. He is adorable and sweet and good for hugging when you don’t feel the best. 🙂

  218. My parents have a Sheltie and she is always waiting to greet me when I come home to visit. But she HATES when everybody is packing up to leave and goes and tries to hide, its crazy how they know…

  219. My favorite pet is my dog Bella. She is a terrier mix and she is so smart. She keeps the yard free of snakes and other wildlife. I also liked your facebook and subscribed.=-)

  220. I do not have any animals, but someday may have a dog — it will be a rescue one as our granddaughter is quite adamant that that is the only way one should get an animal. Right now we live in a parsonage, so having an animal is just not a responsibility I want to take on.

    I like your facebook.
    I have already subscribed to your newsletter.

  221. My favorite pet will always be my miniature schnauzer, Heidi. I had her when I went through chemo and she was just the sweetest – she would come and check on me and go back and check-in with my parents (who were caring for me). Plus, she was the only dog I ever had who just knew instinctively how to play fetch and I could tell her “go play by yourself” and she would! BEST. DOG. EVER!

  222. I’ve actually never had a pet – came from living in small house with 5 other siblings and my parents. I’d love to have a horse, though – practical (you can ride them), but also beautiful to simply look at.

    Signed up for newsletter
    Liked FB page – can’t believe I hadn’t done that already!

  223. Hi, Margaret!!

    I haven’t had any pets since I retired in 2007 and developed some health issues. I have had numerous pets over the years – one of my favorites was a Chow dog. His name was “Chops”; when I was growing up – my security blanket was a teddy bear, “Chops” reminded me of a bear, LOL. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt and the opportunity to win some of your wonderful books!!

    I have liked your Facebook page and subscribed to your newsletter.


  224. My favorite pet would be our family dog Kieva. She’s a smooth-coat collie. She’s so happy all the time. When I come home, she’ll come up with a toy in her mouth, wanting to play tug-of-war. I pretend to be annoyed, but I’m secretly pleased with the attention.

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