On Sunday, December 12, 1999, Joe and Jackie Brown adopted "Cousteau"
from SAFE Haven
For Cats in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have changed his name to
"Sheldy" in honor of the character created for this book.
Sheldy immediately became comfortable in his new home from the moment we
opened the door to the cat carrier. Chiquita and Bandit (our other
two cats) were a little curious at first, but are adjusting well to their new
In fact, despite their current
difference in size (of twenty-two pounds), Sheldy and Bandit have tons of fun playing with each other and
enjoy snuggling together when it is time to nap! Bandit also likes
to supervise Sheldy's meal times (as shown here)!