As many of you know, I am the author of the Coated With Fur series of books. They recount stories from my days as a young veterinarian owning the Minnesota Veterinary Center. The first book, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life, covers the first year of the practice. Readers meet Ivan, the timid doberman, a wonderful gerbil and a three- legged cat with attitude. The second book, Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love, continues the stories of the wonderful animals from the first book and then adds a few new ones including Radar, a kitten who was born without eyes. This amazing cat became the Chief Comforter at the clinic. The third book in the series is called, Coated With Fur: A Veterinarian’s Heart. I started working on it 3 years ago, anticipating I would be writing the fifth book in the series by now. But, I bought Arizona Skies Animal Hospital and upgrading it required more work than I realized. As one example, converting the handwritten medical records to a computer based system was a big job. The animals and clients of Arizona Skies Animal Hospital are a tremendous gift in my life. My only regret is that I am so far behind in writing book #3.
I am happy to announce that I am back to writing again. Dr. Kendra Roberts is now working Wednesdays allowing me time to write. I am currently on chapter 3 and hope to have the first draft done by late summer. So the book will be finished sometime in 2018. For those of you who I have kept waiting to hear what happens to Butch, Ivan, Genny and the other campers, I am truly sorry. Thank you for hanging in there with me. I will try to provide updates as the writing progresses.