Merry Maines: A Shaggy Cat Story by Brian Lawrenson
Hawkeye, an outsized Maine Coon cat with extra toes, found life rather dull and ordinary at the MerryMaines Cattery until he fished a small, uppity and very royal Siamese Korat from a raging Penobscot River in Northern Maine. While her paws may never have touched anything but velvet, Bhu Fan quickly teams up with Hawkeye to foil a vicious pair of so-called animal brokers, evil men who tried to coerce Beth Merriman into selling them her cattery under threat of arson. And that is just the beginning of the adventures of this unlikely pairing of allies. Kidnapping, more perils, automobile thieves to be thwarted, life is never quite the same at The MerryMaines.