The one thing you can’t say about Pam Johnson-Bennett is that she’s a chicken. She certainly loves a challenge! After paving a career in the then-unheard-of field of cat behavior consulting and becoming a leader in the profession, she has decided to throw caution to the wind and defy the advice of family in order to reveal the REAL Pam…the Pam who is a worrying germophobe mother of two. The woman who is confident and accomplished in her field reveals her fears, observations and mistakes when it comes to being a mother.
Before getting on the parenting roller coaster Pam carved out quite a good career for herself. Here’s the official bio stuff: Pam Johnson-Bennett, CCBC, PCBC is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and best-selling author of 8 books. She is the star of the new television series, Psycho Kitty, on Discovery Channel UK. Pam is one of the most sought-after cat behavior experts in the world. She is a former Vice-President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is the founder and former longertime chair of the IAABC Cat Division. Pam served on the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training is currently on the Advisory Board of Tree House Humane Society. Her work has been featured on national television and numerous print publications including CNN, Fox News Channel, National Geographic, Newsweek, Family Circle, Real Simple, Prevention, Woman’s World, USA Today, Parade, USA Weekend, and many more. Previously, she was the cat behavior expert for Yahoo, ivillage, Cat Channel, Kittens USA, the Daily, Cat, Catster, and Shine. She was the award-winning columnist for Cats Magazine. Her ground-breaking “Think Like a Cat” approach to cat behavior has become the gold standard and her books are considered the “cat bibles” when it comes to understanding felines and what makes them tick. Her parenting skills, however, are still in question.
Pam and her husband have been married for 15 years and have two children. They live in Tennessee where Pam owns Cat Behavior Associates, a private veterinarian-referred behavior practice.
On thing you can say about Kae is she likes to laugh. No matter what the situation, you can rely on her to find the humor and share it with all around. In Kae’s professional life she has dedicated 21 years to building her own accounting practice. In her personal life, she is the mother of three wonderful children. She has been married to her husband, David for 26 years. Kae’s favorite playtime passion is bowling. She may wish for a higher average but is thrilled at the sound of crashing pins and friendly laughter. She is the secretary of two bowling leagues and the association manager for her local bowling association. All of Kae’s children have graduated from college and have so far avoided the need of a therapist couch. She spent three years enjoying her empty nest having time to travel to bowling tournaments, play golf and dote over her husband and her female goldendoodle dog, Fred. As of the writing of this book, Kae’s empty nest has filled back up with her in-laws moving in and her youngest daughter returning home after college graduation while in the quest for gainful employment. For Kae, the best day is one that has her house filled to the brim with family, friends and, of course, lots of laugher.
Pam & Kae