Meet the REAL Lucy!

Lucy’s Tale began on a warm summer day in June of 2014. My husband, son, and I were taking our dogs Sissy and Pippin for a walk. As we wandered along the Licking River in the Southeastern part of Ohio, we heard a, well we weren’t sure what we heard, but it turned out to be a meow from a very small, scared kitten hiding behind a fallen log. We looked around and discovered she was alone. No other kittens or her owners in sight.

So, kitten in tow, we continued our walk. Luckily for us we had another cat, Addy, who was willing to share his home, albeit begrudgingly at first, with the new kitten. A trip to the vet the following week would confirm that not only was our new kitten, now named Lucy, in need of food, shelter, and love, but also medical care as well.

As the weeks passed, and many trips to the vet later, Lucy regained her health and put on some much-needed weight. She weighed less than one pound during her first visit to the vet. Today, she is a happy, healthy, and very ornery cat, weighing in at 7.1 pounds!

Lucy’s Tale, is a series of fiction, with each story containing true components of Lucy’s life. The premier book, Lucy Finds a Home, is the backstory of Lucy’s adventures before she finds her forever home. Travel with Lucy as we follow all her adventures through the Lucy’s Tale series. Lucy Finds a Home will soon be followed by the second book in the series, Lucy meets the family. Join our email list to stay connected with Lucy, and be the first to know when a new book will be released.

Lucy’s Tips for

“Lucy Finds a Home”

Each year millions of dogs and cats are lost. Here are some tips to help you find your furry companion.

  • Be sure your pet wears a collar with an ID tag. The tag should include your furry friend’s name and up-to-date contact information for you.
  • For permanent identification, consider having your pet micro chipped. Be sure to update your contact information as needed.
  • Ask for help. Talk to your neighbors, friends, and family members. They can help you organize a search. The more people looking for your pet the better.
  • Check your local shelters, rescues, and veterinarian clinics.
  • Post flyers with a picture and description of your pet. Be sure to include your contact information. In addition to posting flyers, advertise in newspapers, with radio stations, and on social media.

We can make a difference together.
Let’s treat our pets and animals with love and compassion!

Lucy’s Tips for

“Lucy Meets the Family”

Here are some tips to help the transition go smoothly when you bring your new furry friend home to meet the family.

  • Plan of Care – Have a family meeting and develop a Plan of Care for your new pet. This should include who is responsible for each activity. The Plan of Care should include a feeding, bathroom and exercise schedule.
  • Introduction – Introduce your new pet to your other pets slowly and cautiously. Remember they will all have extra stress so give them extra time to get to know each other. Do not leave them alone unsupervised in the beginning.
  • Preparation –  Be prepared for accidents and inappropriate behavior. Have reasonable expectations for your new pet. Safeguard your house.
Quality Time – Try to spend as much time as possible with your pet in the beginning. It will be time well spent in grooming their behavior.

We can make a difference together. Let’s treat our pets and animals with love and compassion!