Merl, a very special cat, is distressed when a new puppy invades the house. The puppy grows into a big dog and Merl runs away-- only to find that there's no place like home.

Janet and Susan love to base some of their characters off real animals in their lives. Merl and Violet were two of Janet's prized pets in Boulder, Colorado who lived with her and her family for over twenty years!

"The depiction of the furry friends are cleverly but subtly integrated with black-and-white photos of people, rounding out this sweet story of sharing that will appeal to cat and dog lovers alike."