Mr. Gillie and the Thunderstorms

by Joan Mackenzie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/22/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781728301600
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781728301594

About the Book

Mr. Gillie is the cat that my son adopted from a shelter. He had been stray cat that was picked up in the streets, and they put him up for adoption. Christopher didn’t want a kitten but an older cat, and Mr. Gillie chose him by climbing onto his lap at the shelter. He settled down and had a dreamy look as if he was seeing butterflies. When Mr. Gillie came to Gramma’s house, he would run out the back door to the backyard where there were butterfly bushes and lots of butterflies. He always fell asleep under the bushes, where there was lots of shade. The butterflies were never scared of him, even landing on him. All his friends are the little animals that visit the backyard. Mr. Gillie was a character and played and loved everybody to the fullest. He had since gone to butterfly heaven, but his memories and stories will live on. Thanks again to my son, Christopher, for adopting such a wonderful cat.

About the Author

Joan Mackenzie was born in Montreal Quebec and was adopted to a family in southern Ontario near Clarksburg.her adopted family also adopted a boy close to her age and they hung together whenever they could. She lived on a farm where her father did mixed farming and taught her how to love all animals especially cats They were barn cats but always ended up in the house. Joan graduated high school and went into nursing in Owen Sound which she had a passion for and worked in a nursing home for 30 years.She married her husband of 30 years and put together a blended family of 3 boys. They always had cats and dogs in the family. As the boys grew up and moved away Joan and her husband moved to Collingwood as she retired from nursing and Frank was working in Collingwood. Her oldest son Christopher moved to Barrie and adopted Mr. Gillie.While he was getting established Mr. Gillie came to live with her for awhile and then moved back to the city for 2 years.He again moved back to Joan’s house where the stories started.Joan is a new writer with a great imagination.