Keeping The Upper Paw: A Cat's Guide To Training Your Human, is a humorous look at life, humans, and living with humans through the eyes of a cat. All of the cats in this book were once a part of the family, cohabiting together in the household of, Ms. Moran and Ms. Bishop. Morris, the elder cat, Beau, his second in command, Kitten a cat who like to get physical, Poofie, a small gray boy, who dreamed of being an only cat, Champ, the shy one, Mikey, the playful boy, Sheba, the only girl, and Little Bit, the baby all lived, played, and trained their humans. Both Ms. Moran and Ms. Bishop, describe their parts in the writing of this book as; the typists.
Patricia Moran, grew up in the Washington DC area. As a young woman she married an iron worker and moved to Northern Minnesota. In Minnesota she raised nine children, while she worked as the photographer and writer for the local paper. She was an avid reader, writer, and photographer, even after developing MS in her later years she never stopped writing.