J. D. Rainbolt Reunited with Old Friend

  Today would have been J. D. Rainbolt’s 101st birthday. Happy birthday, Dad. I miss you. The article below originally ran in the Lewisville Leader...

Notable 2017 Animal Deaths

Last week I listed the celebrities, scientists and cool people who left behind their earthly shell in 2017. We lost not only human celebrities,...

Glen Campbell and 2017 Celebrity Deaths Remembered

  The New Year has overtaken us yet again. But before we leave last year in the rear view mirror, I’d like to take...

The Christmas Legend of the Tabby and Baby Jesus

Many years ago I heard the Christmas legend of the tabby cat and the baby Jesus on Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story.”...

Five Ways to Enrich Your Cat’s Life (& Make Him Better Behaved)

Environmental Enrichment makes life better for you and your cat What would happen if you left your four-year-old kid alone all day with no...

The Assisi Loop: Dealing with Feline Pain

  [Author’s note: This is one of the most impressive things I’ve tried in my 18 years of reviewing cat products. It gets 6...

Halloween Cat Safety

On Halloween night, costumed goblins traipse up and down neighborhood streets demanding candy and dispensing tricks. Unfortunately, sometimes those victims are the family cat...

Increasing Adoptions of Senior Cats and Dogs

  There’s nothing more heartbreaking than scanning the shelter to pull adoptable animals, only to find a gray-muzzled cat or dog looking up at...

Ghost Cats: Maynard’s Return

  Fostering neonatal kittens isn’t for the faint of heart. One mid-April day in 1999 I answered a phone call from Lewisville Animal Services....

Ghost Cat Photos

On very rare occasions, people manage to capture photos of ghosts. Here are three such examples that appear in my latest book, Ghost Cats:...