New book to come!
Huck and Max and Me is a new series of stories about my life with Huckleberry (aka Huck) the cat and Max the dog. Both carry on private conversations with me— usually complaining about the other—though neither knows the other can talk. The first story involves Huck sneaking out at night—wearing a purple cape and a cone-shaped party hat—to commune with other cats in the neighborhood. They gather round a fire in the woods to worship Bastet, the Egyptian God of Felines. Unfortunately some local coyotes find out about these meetings too… Stay tuned!
I PLAN TO GIVE THIS STORY AWAY—IN A PDF FORMAT—FREE! SOON! I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S AVAILABLE.
About 5 years ago, one day after a massive snowstorm, Huck the kitten was found in an alley in Manhattan, fighting with another cat over a piece of chicken. He was taken to a local rescue, where my daughter happened to be volunteering. She brought him home that Christmas, where I told her repeatedly that I had never liked cats, and that there was no way I wanted a one. She said: “Dad, you just have to meet him.” Then she brought him into the room and all I could say was: “What’s his name?” She told me, and we’ve been together since.
Max is a rescue dog from the animal shelter in Brattleboro, VT. He too is high-strung yet so tender hearted I have loved him as well, from the moment we met. Max is also an artist (of sorts). He did the drawing Huckleberry below. I should add that Huck doesn’t usually look so angry.