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Something Borrowed, Something Mewed–canine sidekick

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Something Borrowed, Something Mewed

by Bethany Blake

Something Borrowed Something MewedCelebrating the 4th of July in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania, means a weeklong pet-centric Wags ’n Flags affair complete with fireworks, patriotic decorations, dogs in costumes, and the canine All Paws on Deck Rowboat Regatta. This year pet-sitter and pet bakery owner Daphne Templeton and her Basset hound sleuthing sidekick Socrates are immersed in solving crimes. Daphne’s sister Piper is engaged to be married. The wedding planner has multiple bookings set up at the same venue and at the same time and has plans to abscond with all the bridal payments. Murder ups the ante on the scam. Who is behind all the nefarious shenanigans? 

On the personal scene in Something Borrowed, Something Mewed, Daphne and her detective boyfriend Jonathan seem to be getting emotionally closer at a time when physical separation is imminent. Daphne’s fun and a little wacky friend Moxie is Daphne’s support throughout it all. Humor is injected as Daphne has interesting, but fairly one sided, “conversations” with Socrates throughout the book as she tries to solve the mysteries swirling around Sylvan Creek’s celebration.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Kensington Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: #5 in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series

Publication:   May 28, 2019—Kensington 

Memorable Lines:

…a black whirlwind flew past our feet and Tinkleston finally launched himself at the world’s meekest, most clueless and most accident-prone cat, who went flying off the icebox with a familiar, plaintive yowl.

I prized allegiance to family and friends. I also admired people who looked out for lost souls, whether they were siblings or Chihuahuas and pugs with oversized personalities. Or very insistent cats.

“I won’t even ask why you rode something you pedal to a biker bar.”


  1. This a favorite go to series. I enjoy the antic of the animals.

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  2. Wonderful review! This series looks like a blast.

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  3. carhicks says:

    I am not sure how I missed reading this one. I also love this series, especially the pet centered town. I love that last quote about the biker bar, what a hoot. Another very good review Linda and I am glad I am finally catching up on reading blogs.

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    • lghiggins says:

      I understand. Life happens and when it does I just can’t respond to all the blogs. Sometimes I just have to move ahead rather than catch up. Earlier today I wrote a lengthy comment about your toddler book post that included Mensch on feelings. I very much enjoyed the post, but we lost Internet connection for about 6 hours and the comment disappeared. I just didn’t have it in me to recreate the comment. 😨Lucky Paws is a cute series, and at least the latest is on your radar now.

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