Doc is a veterinarian whose backyard is filled with animal friends, including Margie the myopic, sniffing skunk. One day, a mysterious visitor makes a mess and the animals must find the intruder. Will their adventures lead to more trouble or love at first smell?
When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
My dear father-in-law was a veterinarian who constantly had ideas about ways to fix a situation. I remember one time I watched Doc descent a skunk because someone wanted the skunk as a pet. He improvised in an amazing way. He also had many boxes of "useful things for future needs" that he dipped into when an idea struck him. I used that information when Doc goes to his boxes and comes up with an idea for Margie's glasses. So much of this story is based on Doc's yard, his many animals, and the way he improvised to solve a situation. Thank you Doc!
Glasses for Margie
Off Doc went to his office, which was close to his house, and began searching in the many boxes of things he had saved for any future use. He was a saver and his office was filled with what he determined to be “useful things for future needs.” There was always a little bit of magic to be had from the boxes and today, Doc was in search of magic for Margie.