1. What purchase did Sophie make at the beginning of the book?
Sophie went shopping at an antique store at the beginning of the book and purchased some interesting and beautiful bowls.
2. What did Sophie do when she saw the stray cat at her back door?
When Sophie saw the stray cat at her back door, she ignored her husband's chiding and fed it some food and water. She went to pet it and the cat bit her hard on the hand.
3. What did Sophie do when the cat bit her? Why?
When the stray cat bit Sophie, she felt bad that it had been treated so badly to distrust human touch, and cleaned the wound herself so that her husband will not see it and chide her again for paying attention to the cat.
4. Why is Otto so upset with his business partner at the beginning of the book?
Otto is upset with Charlie, his business partner, because he has moved out of the central office into an office of his own. Otto feels he does most of the real work for the firm while Charlie mostly wines and dines with the clients.
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