Harry Higinbotham was born in Denver, Colorado, and currently lives near Saint Louis, Missouri. A salesman by day, his true passion is spending time with his family—including his wife, seven children, eight grandchildren and his pets. Although he didn’t grow up with dogs or cats, Harry discovered as a young adult that cats would follow him around, and he became a cat person. Later on his wife, Christina, gave him the opportunity to own his first dog and it was love at first sight. In short, Harry is an animal lover. He’s especially fond of cute, little furry creatures. His very first pet was a little Dutch bunny named FooFoo, whom he loved dearly. Nowadays, Harry has six pets to love: three dogs—Shadow (a Schipperke); Chloe (who is the star of this story, a Yorkshire Terrier); Oliver (a Chihuahua–Rat Terrier mix)—and three cats: Sophia (a domestic long hair), Charlie (a Siamese), and Nora (a miniature Siberian).