There are two little problems.
The average age will be around 9.
And I have to share the guest of honor spot.
With a cat.
A beautiful Himalayan to be exact.
How the mighty have fallen.
Actually, the cat is cool.
He's a therapeutic animal trained to act interested when kids who are problem readers read to him. And he's *very* effective and along with three dogs also involved in the program, he has helped turn around a lot of problem readers because what kid wouldn't want to read a story to a beautiful animal that actually appears to hang on every word you say?
So, even though I'm upstaged, I support the program 100% and I'll try not to act jealous when he gets more requests for autographs.