LaVera Edick shares inspirational story with personal paintings

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New book emphasizes unconditional love of animals to humans, importance of pets as companions

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love is the most important health attribute we have, and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.

An inspiring tale of a woman and the feline family that came to her home one fateful day is shared by the author LaVera Edick in her second book “CAT TALES: KITTY CAPERS AND MORE” (published by Trafford Publishing). This book emphasizes the unconditional love of animals for their humans and the importance of pets in the lives of persons with disabilities and those in the nursing homes and hospitals, as well as loving companions to their owners, especially to children and the elderly.

Edick’s cousin Ruth, the woman who adopted a family of cats, exchanged weekly letters and daily journals with the author. Their correspondence became the inspiration for the story, given a special dedication with Edick’s 46 personal paintings and photos.

It began when a half-starved stray cat came to Ruth’s door. Against her better judgment she fed him and fell in love with him—only to find out that “him” was a very pregnant “her.” Ruth named her Lady and was very disappointed when she disappeared. However, she was only gone for a few days and returned bringing a gift—a tiny blue-grey kitten that she dropped at Ruth’s feet. The cat would leave, but come back every day to feed her baby. It was a week later before she brought the second baby, then the third and the fourth.

Edick aims to inspire with her creation; reminding readers that “love is the most important health attribute we have, and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.”

By LaVera Edick
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781490766515
E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781490766522
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
LaVera Edick spent her days as a child daydreaming on the steps of her farm home about becoming an artist and a teacher. She graduated from college and commercial art school in North Dakota and has promoted art for 40 years. She and her faithful canine companion, a Westie named Tousie, live in Bismarck.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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