The Secret Watchers Loses Another Great Fan

Bagheera – Writing Supervisor – July 4, 2011 to August 3, 2012

A huge thank you to the wonderful Dr. Barbara Cain, DVM at Linwood Animal Clinicwho tried to save our 15 month old baby.  Bagheera, our black kitty collapsed yesterday and despite our best efforts could not be resuscitated.  We think his heart had a defect.  What a way to go… he was being loved on while sitting on my mom’s lap.  One minute he was purring and the next he was gone.  We will miss him so much.  He was always the one who was in my lap or trying to bump my chin and climb onto my shoulder when I was writing.  Big loves for all the furry friends out there who help us get through the day.

We’ll miss you Buddy! May 2011 to August 3, 2012

Bagheera at 4 months

The Secret Watchers Loses its Greatest Fan

Dear Jesse,

Thank you so much for all you did for us.  Since you were too old and arthritic to go for walks you warmed my feet while I typed endless pages.  You listened carefully while I read pages out loud to check how they sounded and you never once complained.  You shall be missed!  So I also say to you…

Jesse's favorite napping spot

Goodbye old friend!  Patient and kind – funny and playful.  You were the best dog ever!  Thank you for sharing your life with us.  You cleaned up food under high-chairs and only dug under the deck – sparing the rest of the yard.  You loved to wrestle, chase and play tug-of-war.  When we threw a ball to fetch, you would bring it back once and then look at us like we were dumb!  “Hey, I brought it to you once!  What’s wrong with you?  If you want it back, you go get it!  Goofy humans.”  You had a great doggie smile and an expressive face.  We love you buddy!

Jesse 1-29-98 to 5-25-12

I always write from the heart.  My characters have pets because my family does too.  Thank you Jesse for the inspiration you contributed to my books!

Jesse 1-29-98 to 5-25-12