The Curious Cat of Culpepper County
by Margaret Smith
As Supreme Entity and sovereign ruler of the kingdom of Culpepper, Tom is certainly not your ordinary cat. True, he is without a proper human servant and his subjects have become annoyingly needy, but he bears his lonely burden with dignity and determination to expand his kingdom. And indeed his world is about to get much larger, and a lot less lonely. First short story in the "Nine Lives" series.