A former nurse, Dr. Drost is a 1995 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. She has worked in small animal practice since graduation and established the Florenceville Veterinary Clinic in 1999. Before long it became evident that there was a great need for medical assistance for many unowned or abandoned animals, brought to her office by Good Samaritans. This need prompted the formation of DunRoamin’ Stray and Rescue, Inc., a rescue for stray, injured and sick animals that require more care than the shelters in the area are typically able to provide. As part of Dr. Drost’s efforts to inform and teach people about the need for responsibility and care for pets, she started writing weekly columns in the local newspaper, The Bugle-Observer, based in Woodstock, N.B. Her columns were based on the situations that required DunRoamin’s intervention and they acted as a plea for improved care and respect for our pets. Her writing has continued from her first book Until One Has Loved an Animal into this second collection of stories about her strays. The tone of her rescue tales varies from hysterically funny to heartwrenchingly sad, guaranteed to have you laughing one minute and, in the next, reaching for your box of tissues.