I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I am cat-sitting for my cousin for a few days. This is Festus, a very vocal cat. Also a purring machine,
He's also an old boy and a diabetic, so he gets insulin shots when I feed him. I was shocked that he let me sleep past 6 a.m. today. Usually he's yodeling in the hallway long before that!