Emporia, KS –James Kenyon, graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Kansas State Veterinary Distinguished Alumni recipient, has published A Cat Named Fatima: Tales of 23 Cats & The People Who Loved Them, with Meadowlark Press of Emporia, Kansas.
This is a book for people who love cats, 23 stories dedicated to those who adore their feline friends. From a three-legged barn cat to a Siamese that loved showers, from the best cat a fisherman could ever have to a veterinary clinic’s greeter, these cat stories will warm the heart, bring laughter, and perhaps a tear or two. Each story is illustrated by a delightful kitty sketch by the artist, Thomas Marple.
“Dr. Jim’s ability to tell a story about his patients and their people is unrivaled. All veterinarians have clients and patients whose stories brought us joy in our veterinary profession. I admire Jim’s ability to share those stories in a fascinating way. His gift is to make those clients and patients come to life and that makes this book so much fun to read. I can picture the patients and clients in their settings and fondly remember my patients too. Any animal lover or kind-hearted person will enjoy these stories. It’s not just about animals and their health, it’s about caring, kindness, and connections between individuals and the human-animal bond. The relationships make our lives so much more enjoyable,” writes Tom Johnson DVM Retired, Small Animal Practitioner 25 years, Director of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State University.
Kenyon was a veterinarian for 35 years in a mixed animal practice in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He served in the US Army Veterinary Corps and is an eight-time veterinary volunteer for the Iditarod Alaskan dog sled race. He is a past president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association as well as chairman of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Examining Board. Kenyon is the author of, A Cow for College and Other Stories of 1950s Farm Life and Golden Rule Days: History and Recollections of 109 Closed Kansas High Schools. Both books received commendation as Martin Kansas History Book Award winners.
A Cat Named Fatima is available in paperback (ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-956578-05-8) and hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-956578-06-5). The book can be ordered direct from the publisher (https://meadowlark-books.square.site/), the author (https://www.jamesrkenyon.com/), or through any bookstore. Bookstores, retailers, and libraries are invited to order through Ingram Distribution services or contact Meadowlark Books at firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk ordering instructions.