A. When I was growing up, we had always had dogs. But my wife insisted on cats, and I was instantly converted. What can I say? I've never seen a cat do a stupid thing – and I can't say the same about human beings. So sometimes I write about the cat as a symbol of reason and common sense. But I'm careful not to overdo this because I dearly love cats for what they are.
Lloyd Alexander, in The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus, Candlewick Press, 2009