Paw Tracks Here and Abroad is a book for "children" ages 6 to 96 It chronicles the adventures of Snickers, a stray dog with a strong will to survive. When Snickers is adopted in Peoria, Illinois, she quickly becomes part of the family-but that doesn't keep her from trying to escape whenever the opportunity presents itself Over her twenty-two long years as a beloved member of the Wilson family, Snickers moves across the country and halfway across the world, makes new friends, observes and engages in bizarre behaviors, and experiences the thrill of encountering other cultures. A Dog's Tale is Snickers' story, told from a dog's-eye view, about loyalty, nurturing, adoption, playtime, exercise, socialization, veterinarian care, nutrition, grooming, boarding, and aging. At Snickers' request, Paw Tracks and the author are proud supporters of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R). The ASPCA was established in 1866 as the first humane society in North America. Today it maintains programs that extend anticruelty and animal welfare missions across the country. The author believes that having animals in our lives makes the world a better place, and he and Snickers both believe the ASPCA makes the world a much better place for animals.
About the Author
James Mikel Wilson resides in Houston, Texas. He has been happily married for forty-seven years and has a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren in Manhattan for whom Paw Tracks Here and Abroad was written. Jim's wisdom and insights were gained over the sixty-five years in which he owned six dogs. Those dogs and the many others he knew through his friends enabled him to write this story with sensitivity, humor, and appreciation for the unique role dogs play in the lives of humans. During Jim's forty-two years with Caterpillar, Inc., he traveled throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. His appreciations for geography, history, and adventure are incorporated into this book and another, Churchill and Roosevelt: The Big Sleepover at the White House, which is still in development.