If you were considering writing a book that you could teach your dog or cat to read with, which words or sounds would you include in it to get them started? Could you write a story that would interest a cat or a dog, based on familiar sounds they have learned and recognise in written words once you've taught them, in the same way that happens with kids? Which words or noises would you use? I'm pretty sure I could teach both my dog and cat to recognise "No!" if I showed it to them often enough, but that's hardly the stuff to engage them in learning to read, is it? I want to find out whether we have a genius on here who understands pets better than most and has the skill to write a story that either my dog or cat would find interesting enough to study, if and when I have the time and patience to sit them on my lap and go through it with them.