Picture Book, 2008
illustrated by Jean Cassels
A 2009-2010 Beehive Book Award Nominee for Informational Books
No one knows exactly when they became friends, but out of the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina, two animals, Bobbi, a dog, and Bob Cat, a cat, emerged as survivors and inseparable companions. The two pets had been left behind in New Orleans when all the people had to evacuate. Four months after the hurricane hit, Bobbi and Bob Cat were found, together and starving. They were sent to an animal shelter, where an interesting discovery was made about Bob Cat.
You'll have to read this book to find out what happened to Bobbi and Bob Cat. (This can be one of your nonfiction books for the Summer Reading Program.) Their story reminds us that people were not the only victims of this horrendous natural disaster.