“The Returns” Book Review by M.K. Clinton

If you are looking for a funny yet touching read, this is definitely the book you need. I mean, what else combines Mardi Gras, spies, and a sad hound dog with an interesting past? If that doesn’t make you at least slightly curious, I’m not sure what will!


Come join the canine spy team that includes a fashionista, a over-superior Chihuahua, and many other fun characters, as they try to defeat the bad guys! Even though it may sound silly, in which many cases it is, it is also very touching, and covers the topic of life, and makes you ponder about what goes inside the head of your very own pets!

The book starts very fast-paced. Right away, action! but I’m not going to say what, because I want it to be a total surprise for when you guys read it!


One of my favorite quotes is, “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”-M.K. Clinton. This quote was actually on the screen during the Bow Wow Film Festival! I was so happy they included that during the films, and it was cool knowing that I read one of her books!


The author and I have been in touch briefly, and she even signed my book, and said, “Keep laughing!”

Thanks for reading this very vague review, but if I wrote anymore, then I don’t think it would be as exciting! I guess you’ll just have to see for yourself!

mkclinton2  Also, super excited to read the next installment!

Thanks for reading! Also, special thanks to M.K. Clinton to sending us a copy of her fabulous read! Click this link to see “The Returns” on Amazon!

Elizabeth Prater


Bow Wow Film Festival

If you haven’t heard of Bow Wow Film Festival, you’re missing out! It’s basically a premier of selected dog films that tough your hearts, make you laugh, cry, and smile! We are so excited to be guests at the Portland show on October 16th at the Hollywood Theatre! This is a screenshot of the remaining dates and locations of their tour! There is still time!

October 14 Lowell 900 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01851
Benefit for Lowell Humane Society
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General admission is only $10 online, $15 at the door.

Kids 12 and under are $5 online and $10 at the door

October 14 Ridgway 604 Clinton St
Ridgway, CO 81432
Benefit for Second Chance Humane Society
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October 15 Carbondale 427 Main St
Carbondale, CO 81623
Proceeds to C.A.R.E – Colorado Animal Rescue
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October 16 Portland 4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
Benefit for Oregon Humane Society
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October 16 Montrose 121 North West Fourth Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Benefit for Second Chance Humane Society
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October 17 Hendersonville 147 1st Avenue E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Benefit for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
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October 22 Minneapolis 4817 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Benefit for Wags & Whiskers, Twin Cities Pet Rescue, and Safe Hands Animal Rescue
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November 03 Santa Cruz 1124 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Benefit for Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project and Santa Cruz Animal Shelter

All proceeds (100%) go to event beneficiaries! For the Portland show, the Oregon Humane Society is the chosen organization in which the proceeds will go to. Once we heard about this, we knew that we had to be there. Some venues even allow you to bring your pet! (Make sure to check first).

This is the first year the Portland show is on the tour, which started in 2014. Usually, the events have several activities besides the films, but since this is the first year for the Portland show, they are only having a raffle to win a dog-friendly night stay in a King Suite room at a local hotel!


The theme this year is ‘Celebrating the Human-Canine Bond’, and we take a look of the world of service animals and the relationships between ourselves and our furry friends! They don’t show any controversial films, so don’t worry about brutal scenes! 🙂 It’s all smiles and hugs at this film festival!

If you happen to live in any of these areas, you should definitely come. It’s 90 minutes of your day in which you will cherish with your laughter and tears. We’ll definitely post about our experience there.

Let us know if you’re coming!

Elizabeth Prater