Since becoming parents, my wife and I read bedtime stories to our children. Seven years ago, rather than reading one, I shared a spontaneous story with our son. My main character, a house cat named Felix, raced outside finding a small bird which fell from a nest. Rather than chasing (killing or eating) the bird, Felix returned him to his nest. There were a few more details, those initial tellings were brief, my focus was putting him to sleep, not writing, let alone publishing a book.