HARTSVILLE — Author Christy Mumma of Darlington will hold a book signing at the Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Wednesday, July 15.
Mumma will be available to sign copies of her book, “Kitzoo?! Kitzoo?! Where are you?”
In a news release, Mumma described her book as “one of many possible stories of a cat’s life, from birth to young adulthood.”
“Many don’t turn out as good as this one did,” she said. “Personally, I try to put myself in the animal’s place with regard to thoughts and actions, and thankfully, I gave the cat a very good and understanding owner. The book about Kitzoo is pretty much a summary of my very own cat, and the different situations that occurred were from a number of cats I had over the course of my life and the amusing times we shared,” she said.
Mumma said the book is meant to be a children’s story, but she thinks adults can learn form the tale as well.
“What motivated me is the need for understanding, by a human, that they have lives too; they also need to eat, drink, and breathe just like we do,” she said. “They should be treated with kindness and respect, just as people should treat each other with kindness and respect.”
Mumma said she has worked for several veterinarians, has started her own pet-sitting and boarding business and has also worked for a shelter that euthanized animals when its population exceeded capacity.
“It was heartbreaking to see all those dogs and cats that were misunderstood and brought to the shelter, as well as those that were just left to run, because the owner didn’t care, then to have their lives taken away when they should be happy and have a good life,” she said.