by Lynda Hamblen
Catastrophic downfalls! Heroic rescues! Daring catnappings!
William and Tibby Forever depicts these and many other fur raising events in the lives of William and Tibby, two cats who live with their beloved Second Mom and her Hon in a small,
gray house on a hill. In spite of vets and vaccinations, cat carriers, and beasts lurking in the garage, William's and Tibby's lives are as close to idyllic as a cat's life can be.
But when William is killed, their idyll is shattered.
When William next opens his eyes, he is in Heaven. Before the hour is out, he has moved in with Third Mom, her Sweetie Pie, and all thirteen of Second Mom's previous cats.
There William strives to earn his halo.
This undertaking involves coping with the eccentricities of the other cats, resisting the temptations of Third Mom's pet rabbits and chickens, and making peace with the terrible Hon.
Meanwhile, Tibby must contend not only with her grief for William but also with an indomitable kitten named Elvira.
And when an illness threatens Elvira's life, the entire family must pull together to save her.
From their experiences, William and Tibby find that life holds joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, leave-taking and reunion.
They learn that whenever there is an ending, there is also a beginning.
William and Tibby Forever is a heartwarming story about the love of a mother for her children, the love of a man for a woman, and the love of that woman for her cats.
It is a story about life that never ends and love that never dies.