Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange 2014

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Pet-Bloggers-Gift-Exchange-graphicWe are happy to join in the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange again this year. The program, hosted by Something Wagging This Way Comes is a great way to get to know more about the huge family of pet bloggers out there. Everyone who participates is paired with another pet blog and our “gift” is to introduce them and their blog to our readers.

This year we are paired with a blog called Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows. The blog is written by Melissa and the name says it all as far as her inspiration: a love of reading, cats and coffee (preferably mochas)! She is joined on the blog by her cat Truffles, a beautiful tortoiseshell cat.
Melissa and Truffles love mystery novels. Truffles keeps very busy interviewing the authors of her favorite books. She has an entire section of the blog devoted to these interviews and always contactimagegives away a copy or two of the books being reviewed. If you’re looking for some interesting mysteries involving kitties and/or dogs – Truffles provides a great list. A few recent entries:

Melissa also writes lovingly about her cat Tara who passed in 2013. Tara was the original “meow” muse for the blog and is surely loved and missed by everyone. She also writes about cat health and devoted several posts to educating her readers on feline diabetes which afflicted Tara.

Truffles was a guest blogger on our sister site, Slimkitty where she wrote about her favorite toys! She is also very helpful in providing us with product reviews and giveaways. Here she is testing out her Chewy treats box. What is it with cats and boxes?


Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows is a fun blog to follow and spend some time with. As Melissa says:

Mochas, Mysteries and Meows is for everyone who enjoys the cozy moments in life: curled up on the couch with a good book, a cat (or three) snuggled up with you, your warm beverage of choice nearby.

You can also find Melissa & Truffles on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Be sure and visit some of our Pet Blogging friends at the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange:


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  1. Whew! I wasn’t the only dog sent to the cat house! Looks like fun blog you were paired with. We visit them now and again.
    Emma recently posted…Yikes! I’ve Been Paired With Cats!My Profile

  2. It is always nice to meet new blogging friends, even if they are cats. 🙂
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  3. Truffles and I thank you so, so much for your incredibly sweet gift!

  4. This sentence confused me for a second haha, “Melissa and Truffles are mystery lovers.” But I sorted myself out and will check out some of their favorite mystery books!

  5. When I discovered this blog last year, I found it unique. It’s cool that the universe paired two unique bloggers for the gift exchange.

    Thanks so much for highlighting some great posts to check out. And how cool that Truffles has appeared as a guest on SlimKitty.

    And thank you for joining the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange and sharing the word.
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  6. I love this blog!
    The Pet Bloggers gift exchange is wonderful too! This will be my second year participating.
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    Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady recently posted…The pockets of a dog parentMy Profile

  7. fashion, muser & kittens? that sounds interesting… and I still need a gift for momma… thanks!
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  8. Sooo happy to see Melissa and Truffles here today! WE LOVE THEM!!! They were our Secret Paws partners and we just wrote about them today! They are the BEST!!! Love, Cody
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  9. I have this secret squirrel passion for cats, but will never own one because of my husband! H’s not a fan, and I respect that! Thanks to people like Melissa and a few others, I can smile, laugh and learn from her blog. I am always intrigued by her titles. They seem to draw me in. Great post Slim, you’ve captured her blog well. This is such a nice gift exchange!
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  10. Oh how cute! I love cats, and Truffles is adorable. Great name, too! I haven’t heard of this blog, so I will have to go over and check out some of the cat posts.
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  11. Ha, all cats love Chewy boxes! I love the premise of Melissa’s blog….a cup of coffee, a good book, and a cat curled on your lap (of course, we add a dog curled at our feet). She’s a fellow New Englander too, so I was happy to find her blog a while ago.
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  12. Truffles is beautiful, I have a soft spot for torti’s.
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  13. Thanks for introducing us to Melissa and Truffles. Her blog sounds really interesting and unique.
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  14. Sounds like an interesting blog – what a unique approach! Chewy boxes have been a pretty big hit at our house, too LOL
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