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Pound Signs, Number Signs, Octothorps – Hashtags are ways to make your posts part of larger lists. If you search for a hashtag on a social media site, you’ll find lists of related posts. Here are my favorite dog (pet) ones for Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter: #adorable #animalfriends #bark #barkinthepark #cutedogs #dog #doggo #doglove #doglover #doglovers #dogoftheday #dogs #dogslife #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dogsofRVA #dogsrule #dogstagram #eyes #funnydogs #guiltylook #happydog #howisthatcomfortable #ilovemydog #imhungry #instadog #instapet #Jackrussell #jackrusselllovers #jackrussellsofinsta #jackrussellsofinstagram #JRT #JRTlove #JRTofInstagram #love #lovedogs #mutt #muttmysteries #mydog #odddog #officedog #paws #pawtytime #perro #petoftheday #petsofinstagram #petsrule #petstagram #playwithme #pupflix #puppyeyes #pupsquad #sideeye #sleepingdog #sn

A GIRL AND HER DOG by Maria Hudgins

  Mark Twain said, “To get the full value of joy you must have something to divide it with.”            My granddaughter has a new friend.   Her name is Celeste.           We don’t know much about her past because she’s adopted, and we have practically no information on her. She was taken from an abusive home and put into foster care. She may be one or two years old. She may have had puppies. She’s a bit skittish around men and vets. But she is getting better every day and she is loving her new home.           My granddaughter is an only child. I think the pandemic has hit these kids particularly hard. They have home school by Zoom, a house to play in, plenty of toys, lots of parental attention, but no one to play with. Play dates have to be carefully arranged and time-limited. Enter, a dog. Celeste, you have a job to do and you’re going to love it.         You may have a hard time spotting them, but here is a picture of the new best buddies running across a tidal flat close


  Today, I am blogging about Mutt Mysteries and my protagonist Catt Ramsey. The Mutt Mysteries began a few years ago when four authors Jayne Ormerod, Heather Weidner, Rosemary Shomaker, and I met to discuss writing a dog themed series with four novellas. Since this group has been in several anthologies together over the years, we knew we had what it took to write a fun series. Plus, each author had dogs and loved animals! We began with To Fetch a Thief , book one in the series which featured “Four Fun Tails of Theft and Murder.” This was a great beginning as we promoted the book, did book signings, and introduced our readers to mutts and mysteries, a winning combination. Plus, we donated some book proceeds to animal organizations. It’s also where I introduced Catt Ramsey, Owner of the Woof-Pack Dog Walkers and her pups Cagney and Lacey who helped Catt solve crimes and right wrongs. To Fetch a Scoundrel , book two in the series included “Four Fun Tails of Scandal and Murder.” This

EVERY DAY IS A DOG’S DAY by Jayne Ormerod

The list of National Holidays runs the gamut from the somber Memorial Day to the silly Old Rock Day (seriously, it’s a thing—celebrated in January.) We here at Mutt Mysteries recognize as many of the dog-related ones as we can find. (Be sure and follow Mutt Mysteries on Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up with them all.) Look for the upcoming Hug your Dog Day (April 12). Mark your calendar for Rescue Dog Day (May 20), or Pet Remembrance Day (July 5) or Dress Up your Dog day (Jan 14, 2022. And that’s the short list over 150+ dog-specific or pet-related national days. But celebrating dogs doesn’t have to be limited to holidays specific to our canine companions. Just about any national day can be combined to also rejoice with the unconditional love and attention given to us by our mutts. Case in point, the impending National Oreo Cookie Day (March 6, 2021.) On that day we should, of course, enjoy an Oreo or two in recognition of America’s number one cookie. But also consider giving