These short stories relate directly to actual events in the author’s life. They are real events, and while humor is injected into the stories, there are tragic everyday occurrences that impact our dwindling animal life. The author believes deeply that we are both unaware and cruel in our treatment of the various species, and the unawareness could lead to serious consequences.
The author also is aware that the targeted age group for these stories is five through seven years and believes that it is not for him to teach children their values. He believes that responsibility rests with the parents. Therefore, the stories are written in such a way to be positive, and humorous. At the same time, the author attempts to capture the strength behind the concept of helping one another, and the role of friendship in any situation involving the need for assistance from a loved one, a neighbor, or an acquaintance.
The author does not seek literary recognition. Rather, he is objective in realizing what impact modern technology has played in denying the youth of our world from enjoying those long walks to distant fishing spots, the consequences of television overdose, and the impact of the loss of innocence at younger ages. The unresolved question is: Whatever happened to the cookie and glass of milk at the end of the school day?