Mrs. Doolittle has studied animal behavior since she was a teen. It started with her own experiences—observing woodland animals on camping trips in the forests of Arizona. At that time, other people became interested in animal behavior, and several movies developed. Mrs. Doolittle lived on the Colorado River by Blythe, California for several years. This area had been a migratory path for many years.
“Many animals wound up in my backyard, Including beavers, coyotes, a skunk named Spotty (he lived under our refrigerator for a time), many feral cats, two white ducks who brought in wild ducks, a little kit fox, and so on. My life has been full of animals and children.The stories of Foxy and Bear are my way of sharing some of the things I have learned about animals and life.”