Trooper - Forrest Bryant Johnson


By Forrest Bryant Johnson

  • Release Date: 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings


Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help. So Forrest took his new feline friend home for a night. But when the little “trooper” clearly needed some more time to recoup, that night turned into two nights, a week, and eventually nineteen years. And so Trooper became a part of the Johnson family.

And in those nineteen years, Trooper lived his nine lives to the fullest. He explored desert flora and fauna around him, befriending kit foxes, jackrabbits, desert tortoises, and other creatures and getting into mischief along the way. Trooper became a “big brother” to stray tabby Little Brother, teaching, guiding, and protecting Brother on the pair’s adventures and misadventures. He became a beloved patient at his local vet, and cherished housemate of Forrest’s wife, Chi. And Trooper even managed to melt the icy heart of a tough guy neighbor. But most of all, throughout his nineteen years, Trooper became Forrest’s best friend, as the two shared each other’s worries and frustrations, musings and rants, joys and laughter.

Harrowing and heartfelt, Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild is for any reader who ever had their heart stolen by their pet.


  • Trooper

    By Bearba43
    Great story!

    By Wunderbun
    One of the greatest gifts we have been given is the bond between a human and an animal, especially a wild animal. This book tells what that experience is like in everyday life with truth and honesty and most of all with love. Beautifully written!
  • Trooper

    By sa kooiker
    A very well written book! I enjoyed every minute of it !
  • Trooper

    By Flick b
    A wonderful animal story. Just perfect. Highly recommend.
  • Trooper: the heartwarming story of the Bobcat who became part of my family

    By Sorta Like
    Heartwarming is the best description for this beautiful tale of two souls destined to share a powerful journey on this plane. I am so glad it was shared through this medium, allowing others to "experience " the journey, It brought joy into my life to feel the compassion of all of the main souls, including the gentle spirit of Little Brother. I started with a purchased ebook and fell in love with it early and had to have a hands-on text copy for my own library. And to share with family members. Again, my thanks for this treasure.