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March 14th, 2016

Well, you’re not gonna believe it . . . but we’re on blog tour again. Us boys sure do like our blog tours! Holy Catnip! This time we’re working with a wonderful group called Singing Librarian Books, run by the terrific, Sydney Anderson. This time we’re promoting our newest book, The Case of the Clever Secret Code! Be sure to join in, ‘cause we’ve got prizes!

Cat Detectives

The Case of the Clever Secret Code begins when famous movie star, Steele Bronson, arrives unexpectedly in St. Gertrude and makes a beeline for the antique store run by Buckley and Bogey’s Mom. Of course, the whole town goes into a tizzy, especially when Steele Bronson announces his plans to shoot his next movie at the St. Gertrude Library, housed in a historic four-story mansion. It all happens just as Gracie, the boys' human sister, is a finalist in the town's Fourth of July essay contest. Holy Catnip! But it isn't long before Buckley and Bogey realize there is something very wrong with the whole picture . . . including the one that Steele Bronson is filming . . .

Here’s the tour schedule:

March 14--Reading Is My SuperPower | Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
March 15--The Power of Words
March 16--Katie's Clean Book Collection
March 17--Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
March 18--Singing Librarian Books
March 19--Deal Sharing Aunt


February 9, 2015

Holy Mackerel!!! We have winners!!! Yes, that's right, the Rafflecopter randomly drew the names of three very lucky winners in our "Jewel of a Giveaway" and they are:

1. Connie Saunders won the stunning Sentiments bracelet
2. Lindsay Rae Hickey won the beautiful Bella Perlina bracelet with the cat charms
3. Susan Heim won a complete set of Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers.
The winners will be contacted by email or they can also contact to claim their prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our blog tour! Wow, it was a lot of fun and it sure was nice to meet so many new friends and run across some old friends, too! After all, without friends, we'd never really be happy!!
I am very pleased to announce that -- with the success of my first three books -- a fourth book in is the works! Yes, that's right, now that my blog tour is over, my paws are going right back onto my Mom's computer keyboard and I, Buckley Bergdorf, am getting straight to work on my next Cat Detective Caper! And if you thought my first three adventures were pretty wild . . . well, they were nothing compared to my fourth one! Holy Catnip! In the meantime, if you haven't read our other books, you can read more about them at Books~ . Then just click on the pictures to go to the purchase page on



January 19, 2015

Holy Catnip! You'll never believe it!! But Bogey and I have another book that's just about to go on blog tour!! This time it's for our new book, The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues.
And here's what I wrote on the back of the book: Who knew our next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency would be our most complicated ever? It all started when someone hid a mysterious package in our Mom’s antique store — in the middle of the night! Of course, Bogey and I found it, and we put it in a nice, safe place, until we could open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people showed up in town, and every single one of them seemed to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happened just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection went on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection were two jewel covered cat statues that had disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago. But soon we wondered how long those statues would stay missing. Because let me tell you, this was one case that really kept us on our paws! From a trip to the Museum, to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, we were dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helped to have our friends with us, especially when the bad guys made a beeline for Bogey and me. That’s because it became very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues weren’t the only cats those crooks were after! Holy Mackerel!


Christmas, 2014

Seems my brother, Bogart, has taken a real liking to our Mom's "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas Village! He likes to hop in there every day and check things out . . . Apparently he's running surveillance on the village, just like he does in our books!!


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Holy Catnip! Just when Bogey and I were about to start running our surveillance rounds for the night, we had a very special visitor! KC Frantzen, Mom of May the K9 Spy, and ghost-writer of May's books, came to our house!! Well, let me tell you, we liked KC right away. Us cats could tell she was a wonderful human, and Bogey and I even gave her some hugs and wet nose kisses. The Wise One, Miss Mokie, really liked her a lot, and since Miss Mokie is so wise, well, she would know a good human when she meets one. KC's husband, (May's Dad) even came over with her, and we soon found out that he is a really terrific human, too. He's the kind of guy who jumps right in and grabs some cat toys and starts to play right away. Bogey and I sure appreciate a guy like that! It was so nice to have them come over and visit us. But they left too soon, and we hope they come back some other time. Unfortunately, May was on a case and couldn't stop over, but we've got to say, she has a great Mom and Dad. To see May's books, just click on the pictures above. By the way, that's me with her on the left, and Bogey on the right!


May 2, 2014


Holy Catnip! I can hardly believe it! But we've got another blog tour going with our wonderful friend, Amber, at Seasons of Humility. This blog tour is for our Mom's devotional book, called Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too. (Well, duh, of course we are!) You can download a free Kindle copy for yourself, from May 2nd to May 6th, by going Right Here! As always, our Mom put us cats in this book and used us as examples. And, well, I got asked to interview some of the other cats who live in my house to see what they thought about things.

So, I started with the oldest cat in our house, Miss Mokie. Of course, I'm a little scared of Miss Mokie. She rules this house with an iron paw and let me tell you, you'd better watch your "Ps & Qs" around her! So here's how it went:

Me: (This is after I've shown her reverence by bowing to her . . .) Miss Mokie, you're almost 20 years old now. How does it feel to be so old?

Miss Mokie: Age is a wonderful thing, young detective. With age comes great wisdom. And believe me, I have lots and lots of wisdom.

Me: Wow. I sure hope I have some wisdom some day, too. And some more birthdays. But our Mom says you almost didn't make it to your first birthday. What happened?

Miss Mokie: That is correct, oh, young one. I was terribly ill. And the silly humans around our Mom and Dad told them to have me "put to sleep." Horrible thought. I had no intention of passing on at that point. I wanted to live and I showed them I did. Thankfully they listened to me. Then our Mom took me from vet to vet, until she found one who could cure me.

Me: Ummm . . . that must have been really scary.

Miss Mokie: Not for me, oh, oversized one. I had faith in our Mom. She didn't give up on me. Much like she has faith in God, whom she tells me doesn't give up on her either.

Me: Wow, you've sure given me a lot to think about . . .

Next I went to interview Princess Alexandra. The people around here usually just call her Lexie, and us cats usually call her "The Princess." I asked her a few questions, but I can't remember most of the answers, since my heart always does funny things when I'm around the Princess. Thankfully, Bogey showed up with a cat treat and it calmed me down a little. So I did remember a few things:

Me: I heard you were really scared when you first came to our house.

The Princess: Uh-huh, Buckley. That's because I had been out on the streets for a while. I didn't know where my next meal was going to come from. I survived by finding leftover food in the trash. To this day, I still like to rip open bags when there's food inside. Especially McDonald's bags.

Me: Wow, I had no idea. So how did you get over it?

The Princess: Our Mom taught me to trust her. She told me she would always feed me, or make sure I was fed. She said she wanted me to trust her, a lot like God wanted her to trust Him.

Me: Hmmm . . . That's very interesting.

Then she scampered off, so I decided to ask Bogey a few questions. He started by handing me another cat treat and taking one for himself.

Me: Our Mom writes about you in her book. She says you are really optimistic. What makes you that way?

Bogey: (Grins at me.) What's not to be optimistic about, kid? I am what humans would call "blessed." We live in a great house, I've got tons of cat toys, food to eat, water to drink . . . And best of all, lots of love.

Me: So you think about all the good things you've been given.

Bogey: You've got it, kid. I think about this stuff a lot. And I always remember one of the best days of my life.

Me: What day was that?

Bogey: The day you joined our family, kid. I wanted a little brother so badly. Someone I could show the ropes to. Someone who wasn't afraid of a bug, or would go with me after the bad guys. And even though you're a lot bigger than me -- being a Maine Coon cat -- you're the best friend and little brother a guy could have.

Me: (Sniffle, sniffle.) Gee, Bogey, that sure is nice of you to say.

Bogey: Don't sweat it, kid. Our Mom would say that she brought you into my life, just like God brings the right people into her life. And everyone's lives.

Well, let me tell you, I couldn't take much more of the sappy stuff, so I went looking for Lil Bits (which is what we call her in our Cat Detective Capers), but her real name is Libby. She was lying right in the middle of a big pool of sunshine. She had a smile on her face and her eyes closed. It looked like she was about to go to sleep.

Me: Excuse me, Libby, I know you're going to turn 19 this year. Are you really wise, too?

Libby: Very.

Me: Do you have anything you'd like to tell me?

Libby: There's only one thing you need to know, Detective Bergdorf. Our relationship with our Mom and Dad is a lot like their relationship with the Heavenly Father. Our Mom and Dad love us, and God loves them. And us, too. Love is a really important thing.

With those words, she drifted off for a nice nap.

Well, there you have it! Straight from the cats' mouths! Hope you get a chance to read this book our Mom wrote. And be sure to join her on the blog tour!

The Schedule

Thursday, May 1st
Friday, May 2nd 
Saturday, May 3rd
Sunday, May 4th
Monday, May 5th
Tuesday, May 6th 
Wednesday, May 7th
Thursday, May 8th
*Giveaway winners will be announced on June 2nd, in order to give readers a month in which to read the book, submit their reviews, and enter the giveaway.

The Giveaway

This giveaway, like the tour, is a special one - and a little different from the usual set-up! To enter, all you have to do is leave an honest review of Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too on  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or Goodreads (it can be the same review on all three sites!). Then share the link(s) via the Rafflecopter form below, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Swarovski cross necklace (valued at $130) or a set of the Buckley & Bogey Cat Detective Capers (one of which was featured here back in December)!

To make this giveaway even easier to participate in, check out these tidbits:
  1. The book will be FREE for Kindle May 2-6 (starting tomorrow and ending next Tuesday night)! You can pick up your copy HERE. (Regularly priced at $2.99.)

  2. The giveaway will be open throughout the month of May. The tour only lasts a week, but the giveaway will stay open the whole month so you have plenty of time to read this short but sweet read and submit your entries!
You can come back to this post or visit the blog tour page to enter when you're ready!

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If you have any questions about the tour, or if you'd like to link up your own devotional or review of Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too, please email me at And if you'd like to learn more about the book or help us spread the word by taking a blog button, you can visit the blog tour page (also linked to at the top of the sidebar). We hope you are touched and encouraged by this devotional and the posts for this tour!


December 8, 2013

Holy Catnip! Our blog tour is here! All to promote our new Book, The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks. I can hardly believe it. The whole thing makes me a little dizzy. One day I'm a guy in a shelter with no place to call my own, and the next day, I'm having a blog tour for my new book. It's amazing how fast a cat's life can turn around and into something spectacular! So be sure to join us on our blog tour below. You can even enter some contests and win some prizes. I don't know about you, but I like prizes. See you on our tour!

Blog Tour Schedule

Sunday, December 8th: Introduction to the tour at Seasons of Humility
Monday, December 9th: Spotlight at Dreaming Under the Same Moon
Tuesday, December 10th: Interview at The Wonderings of One Person
Wednesday, December 11th: Review & interview at To Be a Person
Thursday, December 12th: Interview at CatTipper
Friday, December 13th: Review at That's What I'm Here For
Saturday, December 14th: Spotlight at Too Read or Not Too Read
Sunday, December 15th: Contest Update at Seasons of Humility
Monday, December 16th: Review at A BookLover's Heart
Tuesday, December 17th: Spotlight at The Writer's Window
Wednesday, December 18th: Review at Take It From Me
Thursday, December 19th: Spotlight at Whispers in Purple
Friday, December 20th: Double Review at West of Newbury Street
Saturday, December 21st, Conclusion to the tour at Seasons of Humility

Pinterest Contests! 

Contest #1

Prize: Lies, Spies and Allies, 8-player murder mystery party game from Mysteries by Vincent!

"Pin the Cover Contest" Official Rules:
  • Take the cover image for The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks from the blog tour page or Buckley Bergdorf, Cat Detective's Pinterest page
  • Pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest.
  • E-mail the publicist at saying you've participated. Please write "Pin the Cover Contest" in the subject line, and include your Pinterest user name and the name of the board you pinned the cover to in your e-mail.
  • One winner will be randomly drawn from all e-mailed entries and announced at Seasons of Humility on December 21, 2013.
  • Please note that you must have a Pinterest account and be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for this contest.

Contest #2

Two Prizes, Two Winners: Diamonds Are For Eva and Lies, Spies and Allies, 8-player murder mystery party games from Mysteries by Vincent!

"Pin Your Cute Cat Pic Contest" Official Rules:
  • Select a cute/fun picture of your cat that you're willing to have pinned on Pinterest. (If you don't have a cat, you may send a picture of any craft you've created that includes a cat theme. For example, a cat drawing, a cat quilt, a cat cake, etc.)
  • E-mail the photo to the publicist at Please write "Pin Your Cute Cat Pic Contest" in the subject line, and include your name and the cat's name (if applicable) in your e-mail. In addition, please select a line from The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks to go under your picture as a caption. (If you haven't read the whole book, you can browse the beginning in the sample from Amazon.)
  • The photos will be pinned to the "Buckley's Cutest Ever Cat Photos in the Universe" board on Pinterest soon after they have been received.
  • The pic with the most "like"s (click of the heart button) will win their choice of the two murder mystery party games listed above. (In the case of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly using the List Randomizer on A second winner will be randomly drawn from all qualifying entries for the other murder mystery party game. Both winners will be announced at Seasons of Humility on December 21, 2013.
  • Please note that you must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for this contest.
  • Disclaimer: Refer to Pinterest's Terms of Service and Copyright information if you are unsure whether or not you're willing to share your picture on Pinterest. By submitting your cat pic, you agree that the picture is yours to share, and Editing Through the Seasons and Mysteries by Vincent are not responsible for any copyright violations.

November 27, 2013

Holy Catnip! I could not be more excited! Our friend, Amber Stokes, is hosting a blog tour for my new book, The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks! If you want to sign up to be part of this blog, you can check out her website at Seasons of Humility. We'll be posting more details as things go along! Hope to see everyone on the tour!



July 24, 2013

Okay, everyone, it's me again, Buckley Bergdorf, Cat Detective. This time I want to take a moment to tell you about my Mom's new book, called Cats are Part of His Kingdom, Too: 33 Daily Devotions to show God's Love. Bogey and I are in this book, too, along with a few other cats as well. In this book, our Mom compares our relationship to her, with her relationship to God. Pretty interesting stuff!


Here's a sample of one of the devotions:

We’re Great in His Eyes

When we adopted Moose, he was an orphan kitty and barely three weeks old. He was probably the runt of the litter, and his Mom had been killed before he’d even been weaned. That meant we had to bottle-feed him with special kitten formula if he had any hopes of survival. So there he was, this teeny, tiny little black fuzzball, curled up in the palm of my hand, sucking noisily from a doll-sized bottle and staring up at me with adoring eyes.

I asked my husband what we should name this miniature kitten. He smiled and said without hesitation, “Moose.”

“Moose?” I laughed. “That’s a pretty big name for such a little guy.”

“He may be little now,” my husband said. “But someday he’ll be a great, big cat.”

I had to admit, I thought that was pretty optimistic, especially since we didn’t even know if this kitten would make it. Our friends and neighbors laughed when they learned the name we'd given this palm-sized cat, and our vet got quite a chuckle over it, too. But the name stuck and years later, it was clear my husband had been right. Moose did grow into his name and he became a truly great cat, both in size and spirit.

We saw Moose in a way that is much like God sees us. He doesn’t just see us as we are today. He sees our future and he sees what we’ll become, as long as we continue to walk with Him and keep growing in our relationship with Him. For nobody has more confidence in us than He does.

“'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'”

— Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)