Cat and Dog Tales
Entertaining and Informative
Cat and Dog Stories
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”
– Dean Koontz
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life, music and cats.”
– Albert Schweitzer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NEW: A Dog and Cat Love Story: Rex and Tinker. This endearing story of canine love for a feline friend tells how the Schaumburg family dog, Rex, grieved for his lost feline companion, Tinker.
NEW: Cat Curiosity and Tricky Leaps. Cats rule in any house they occupy, and we mere humans must adjust our lives accordingly. But they can sure cause concern or trouble for their owners by doing what comes naturally to them.
NEW: How I Was Conned into Adoption by a Fluffy-tailed Tabby [PDF]. The story of how Barbara selected and rescued a cat in 2005 at the Humane Society and the big surprise she got after bringing it home.
NEW: My Family‘s Cats and Dogs. Little stories about some of the cats and dogs Barbara grew up with. (Adapted from Marcella’s Secret Dreams and Stories: A Mother’s Legacy.)
“Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.” –Robertson Davies
NEW: A Rescue Cat for Christmas. Barbara’s story of adopting a gray cat she named Liza. She was found under someone’s porch after giving birth to three kittens, rescued, and taken to a local animal clinic, where Barbara later found her.
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” - Edgar Allan Poe
NEW: The Story of PeeVee—Marcella’s Rebellious Cat. In her diary notes and letters, Mother wrote more about PeeVee than any other cat she ever had.
• The Stray Cat that Came to Stay, by Susan Young. The sweet story of Peaches, a faithful companion who loved being free to roam out-of-doors, wanting nothing to do with the inside of a house. Includes poetry by Susan.
“And everyone on earth knows if you have the respect of a cat it means your soul is worth being around.” - Kira Jane Buxton, Hollow Kingdom