Pets are loved by their owners and remembered for their unique personalities. The cat named Bud was truly unique and was known for his ability to always go high-the higher, the better. He also loved his owner, loved Christmas, and was known for his strong will to always be in charge. This book describes Bud's antics and how age made him remembered above all others. He was a big cat with a big heart and a zest for life. I hope that in reading this book, you will laugh at his personality and can relate some of Bud's antics to some of the pets you have had through the years.
Gwen Beaudean Thoma, EdD was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a small college town along the Mississippi River. She attended the local college and graduated in 1969 with her basic nursing degree. Gwen was a registered professional nurse for 42 years at Southeast Missouri Hospital. During that time she continued her education receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in administration at Southeast Missouri State University. In 1999 Gwen graduated from the University of Memphis with her Doctorate in Education. Dr. Thoma loves to write and published her first book in 2016 entitled "No More Biting". It is a children's book written for parents, grandparents and teachers who have children who bite. It was written originally for her grandson in 2001. He had trouble with biting his friends at school. After retiring in 2011, Dr. Thoma decided to have it published. Events in Dr. Thoma's life entangled her in 5 murders in Cape Girardeau. These murders changed her life forever and followed her for 30 years. Thus in 2015, Gwen wrote this book entitled "Living with Murder for Thirty Years". Her love for writing is like a second career and even though the differences between children's books and murder mysteries is huge, Dr. Thoma believes one should never limit possibilities in writing and authorship. Dr. Thoma's third book entitled "The Cat Named Bud" is another children's book meant for lower elementary age children who are beginning readers. Children love their pets and can relate to the story of this pet.