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Annie Knox

by Cyntha Chow
& Annie Knox


The Midwestern Cat Fanciers’ Organization is holding its silver anniversary week-long retreat and cat show in Merryville, Minnesota, and it seems like the perfect opportunity for Izzy McHale to promote her fledgling pet boutique business. What is far from ideal is that the head of M-CFO, Phillip Denford, is a relentless letch who ogles women while his highly medicated wife looks on. Even worse, Philip unrepentantly announces his intention to undercut Izzy’s pet couture business by mass-producing her designs at much cheaper prices.

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by Cynthia Chow



Trendy Tails Pet Boutique owner Isabel “Izzy” McHale has her hands full planning two very different weddings. The first ceremony features an octogenarian bridezilla as Izzy’s normally sensible mentor Ingrid Whitfield finally marries her high school sweetheart after sixty years apart. One week after Ingrid follows her Ring Dog down the Trendy Tails aisle, Izzy hosts the “pupptials” between the appropriately named greyhound Romeo Tucker and his beagle bride, Pearl Collins.

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by Cynthia Chow


Pet fashionista was definitely not Izzy McHale’s career of choice when she began her degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Izzy had always planned to be a fashion designer in New York, but after marrying her high school crush, Casey Alter, her education and career took a sideline while she supported him through medical school, residency and a new plastic surgery practice back in their hometown of Merryville, Minnesota.

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