My name is Jim Peterson. I live in Missouri with my wife Merry and
usually a few cats.
Over the past few years with Merry's help I have written 14 stories for
children and cat lovers of all ages. Most of the stories are about kittens
but there is one about an adventurous baby bear, one about a curious
frog and one about why rabbits they look the way they do now. One
of the books a photo/caption book about two of our cats.
These stories are FREE for you to Read here.
Several of the stories have been published but not widely distributed. The publisher has gone out of business so we have
converted them to ebooks and made them available for everyone to read and hopefully enjoy.
You will find a description for each story below. Some of the stories are humorous, some are adventurous, some have cat care and training hints or information, some have subtle hints about behavior and minding parents, one is a mystery, some have a twist at the end and one or two may bring a happy tear to your eye but they will all leave you smiling at the end.
These stories are not illustrated. The only pictures are on the covers with the exception of Lucy's story which consists of photos with comments. Lucy's story is now one of the slideshows.
Help yourself and enjoy the stories.
Here are the two FREE slideshows I promised.
Grampa's Twisted Nursery Rhymes Lucy's Story
To start the slideshow click the cover.
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Little Bit, Merry and Jim
Kittens In The Mall is a humorous and energetic tale about four kittens who get out of their cage in a pet store in a shopping
mall. They have a fun filled evening as their adventures take them from store to store in the mall. After leaving the pet store
they visit a toy store, a jewelry store, an ice cream store, a clothing store, a card shop, a shoe store and a cheese and sausage
store. They have a very adventurous night and unintentionally leave a trail of destruction behind them. A few days later they
are adopted and split up. However they all reunite on a small farm where their adventures continue. This story is full of fun
and adventure and also contains some pet care and training information. (38 pages)
Bent-Tail Bob And The City Kitten is the story of a farm cat who is given the unwelcome task of caring for a naive but friendly city kitten. The kitten gets into some sticky situations which may or may not be Bob's fault. As Bob warms to the
kitten he teaches him a few things without scaring the kitten. Later the kitten has a chance to get even with Bob. Will he? (26 pages)
The Journey Of The Winter Kittens is a story about a cat family and their farm dog friend who must find their way to a new farm in early winter. On their long journey they encounter a very unfriendly dog, a busy highway, a fast moving stream, a fox, lack of food and snow too deep for the kittens to walk in. The story is full of adventure, a scare or two and has a very interesting ending. (11 pages)
The Summer House Kitten is a touching story about two children who spend part of their summer vacation getting to know and care for a timid kitten who is lost or abandoned. In the process they learn a lot about animals and how patience and
understanding can be rewarding. They learn how to cope with some of life's problems and their own health situations. This
story is sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe a tear to your eye. (15 pages)
The Stinky Little Kitten is about a kitten who's curiosity and playfullness puts her in a situation that seemingly has no solution. Even her friends abandon her or so it seems. Find out how her problem is solved and what she learns from her experience. (5 pages)
The Gift Of The Christmas Kitten is a slightly different story since it's main focus is on a girl who's life is affected by an unwanted kitten.
It is acceptable if you shed a happy tear at the end of this one. (5 pages)
The Mystery Of The Midnight Kitten just might send a shiver up your spine and give you something to think about. It also contains some very important pet care information. (7 pages)
Kittens Can Be Pumpkins Too is about how a stubborn kitten found a new home just by wanting to stay near a pumpkin. (4 pages)
Why Rabbits Have Long Ears And Short Tails This story may not be your normal slice of history pie but it is based on actual rabbit folklore passed down through generations of rabbits from the beginning of rabbit time to the present.
The wise old rabbit who told this story to me swears this story is true and I am not one to argue with an elderly rabbit about his family history. Although this story may be based on folklore I firmly believe this story to be true. In fact I will prove that it's true by asking one question at the end of the story. This is the same question the wise old rabbit asked me. (4 pages)
A Busy Day For A Baby Bear is a story about a baby bear who doesn't listen to his mother. Because of his misbehavior he puts himself in some dangerous situations. Mama bear comes to the rescue just in time to save him from a situation which he might not have survived. This baby bear learns that mama knows best. (14 pages)
Fergus The Frog's Big Adventure is about a curious frog that bites off more than his tummy can carry causing him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
However he finds a very interesting solution to his problem. (5 pages)
We hope you enjoy the stories,
Little Bit, Merry and Jim
No animals were harmed during the writing of these stories.
<<< Stinky Kitten with pictures.
Those Rascally Raccoons is a story about a mama raccoon and her two babies trying to survive in a small town where they went to escape coyotes. However while merely trying to feed her family mama raccoon causes big problems for John, Babs and the other home gardeners in the area.
The Girl In The Picture is a bit different from the other stories on this site. This story has an ending which may upset the more sensitive young readers or listeners.
Please read this story before you decide to share it.
The story takes place in Merry's antique store where there seemed to be something supernatural happening. Merry could sense something. Her cat Little Bit seemed to be communicating with something. The tension grew stronger and stronger every day. Then Mel and Maddie, her friends from Canada arrived for what they thought was going to be a peaceful visit.
To read my non-childrens books click on the book titles below.
Red Wolf The Great Chief is the story of a Wisconsin farm family that receives a "visit" every five years from the spirit of a great Ho Chunk chief who's village long ago was where their farm is now. The story contains 8 authentic Ho Chunk folklore stories.
The Executioner is a story about Captain Henry Jason who is assigned by the army to guard an ugly old building as a form of punishment. However he doesn't see the assignment as punishment as he interacts with the citizens of the adjacent town and the building itself. Enjoy.
The Comatose Coatimundi is a story about a series of unauthorized animal sedations at a small zoo that features small, exotic mammals from all over the world. The zoo's owners Stanley and his wife Stella and the zoo's veterinarian Dr. Jordan Anderson assist the police detective handling the case. Find out 'Who Done It' and learn about a few exotic animals you probably never heard of before.
The Equinox Bear is a true story about a little incident I was involved in while installing a TV translator station on Mt. Equinox, the second highest mountain in Vermont.
Books For Grown-ups.