Stumpy Malone is a cheeky little black cat who was born without hind paws. He doesn't think of himself as disabled, and often wonders why other cats have those funny blobby things on the end of their back legs. He takes a robust view of life - a life he shares with two extremely challenged humans, the Earth Mother (EM) and Poor Roger (PR), along with a cast of felines.
There is the lumpy ginger boy, Benjamin Wobble, who has mobility problems and a tendency to be over-friendly. Miss Elizabeth has heart problems but reminds everyone of her `Head Monitor' status at every opportunity. Then there's Whizzy, who lost a leg in a traffic accident, and many others, none of whom could be described as `normal'.
Stumpy has an insatiable appetite for life and gets into a number of scrapes, driving the humans mad with worry. When they aren't worrying about Bonnie Bun-Bun's dementia and cats sabotaging telephones and computers, EM and PR are frequently searching for Stumpy, who proves that two paws are all a cat needs to cause a lot of trouble...
Paws for Thought is a humorous book that will appeal to cat lovers everywhere - especially to fans of Heather's first book, Evie's Diary, which was featured in Your Cat and Cat World, amongst other publications, and received well by readers.
Heather Cook has been rescuing cats and kittens for 30 years and currently shares her home with a number of `Special Needs' felines. Heather loves all animals, but mainly writes about cats because she finds them fascinating and extremely entertaining. She had a monthly column in Your Cat magazine for 10 years and now writes regularly for The Cat, the official journal of Cats Protection.