Book Four, Story Three & Five

Tinker, all gray, is a real barn cat at my farm. Tinker was actually the inspiration for this story because he really does run everywhere; he never walks! Tinker was born at my barn to a barn cat that was given to me as a gift when I first moved to my farm. Misty, his mother, was a very scared cat and I could not catch her to have her spayed/fixed like I did the other cats. So, Misty got pregnant and delivered four special kittens…brothers Tattoo, Tinker, Totem, and sister, Tikki. Shortly after the kittens were weaned (they could eat on their own), I was able to catch Misty and have her spayed/fixed so that she would not have any more kittens. Misty and her four kittens are featured in many of the stories in my books. Now, Tinker has his own story!



What Our Readers Say…

Kim McLain
Camp Hill, PA
‘Wolfie the Most Beautiful Pony in the World’ was my favorite in Adventures At Green Apple Acres because I strive to see the inner beauty in people and other beings. As an example, my favorite dogs have always been mutts — not classically built, with features that can be easily judged, like purebreds at shows — but scruffy, one-of-a-kind companions, with personalities as unique as their outward appearances. And when I was in school, I avoided the cliques of girls who seemed overly concerned with their looks and clothing. Instead, I gravitated toward those who may not have been perfect on the outside, but they had a brain and a sense of humor, which I found much more interesting than a pretty dress or impeccable make-up and hair. So, like the character John, I can appreciate someone for all they have to offer, and see past what meets the eye.