I tried to hide the truth for years, but with my first book, Inspector Dewey, the cat is out of the bag: I am a cat lady.
It’s not just my cats that I love, although they are indisputably the best cats in the world. I love all cats. Big and small, loud and quiet, feisty and calm, long-haired and short-haired. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wanting to help as many cats as I could.
IF YOU LOVE A CAT, YOU KNOW THEY’RE SPECIAL
But caring for a cat—especially a sick one—can be overwhelming when money is tight. I know this because I had to help my cat during a time of transition. Lily needed surgery to help her live a normal cat life. I stressed and struggled to scrape together the funds. Since then, I’ve realized how many owners need a little financial help to return their pet to health.
Sadly, during my volunteer work in shelters, I’ve seen a lot of owners leave their beloved companion behind because the financial burden became too big.
OUR PETS BELONG IN THEIR PROPER PLACE: OUR HOME.