About the Author
PATRICK MCDONNELL is the creator of the Mutts
comic strip, which recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, as well as several bestselling and acclaimed children's books including Me . . . Jane
, The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, Wag!, Just Like Heaven, South,
. He has been hailed as "the next Charles Schulz." Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States, and has won numerous awards for both Mutts
and his animal welfare work. He is also the co-creator of Guardians of Being
with Eckhart Tolle. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen, their formerly feral cat, MeeMow, and their newly adopted terrier, Amelie.