Author(s): Cynthia Rylant
Old Mr. Putter has much to do. In the morning he eats his muffin. Then he works in his garden until teatime, when he enjoys his cup of tea. In the evening he has lots of wonderful stories to tell. The problem is, Mr. Putter is lonely. There is no one to share his muffins, drink tea with him, enjoy the flowers in his garden, or listen to his stories. What Mr. Putter needs is a friend - and he finds one at the animal shelter. Now Mr. Putter has Tabby, the old yellow cat, who loves muffins, tea and flowers, and purrs while Mr. Putter tells his stories. What a happy pair!