by Jackie Van Wyk
illustrated by Allissa Starkey
A true story about Timothy, an adopted kitten. When an accident with his tail produces a lifelong change and his family learns to take care of him, along with his rat-tail, he becomes closer to them than they have planned. Timothy, the Rat-Tailed Cat can be a springboard for family discussions about pets, adopted children, and people with special needs. As we care for them, our love for them grows.