Meet Seppie, my ball-fetching, treat-chasing, bed-hogging, lap-lounging, book-loving nine-year-old rescue cat. Each night I read aloud to my husband after dinner…right now we are in the middle of The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet…and Seppie sits on the back of the sofa, watching over my shoulder. Perhaps he’s really listening, perhaps he’s simply waiting for  a treat. What do you think?

This question (and the next few) comes from the fabulous fifth grade students at Sheppard School in Santa Rosa, California.