Scholastic Editor, Cheryl Klein, wrote in her blog recently about things people do that annoy the editor before she even has read your manuscript.
Not a good idea to annoy the editor.
And it mostly happens when the writer doesn't follow the publisher's instructions. (Except, in this case, this person also ignored or did not know, the fact that publishers choose the illustrator for your book, not you.)
On the home front -- we now have a kitten to replace the two elderly cats that died.
Which makes the cat count -- was three/ became one/ now two.
It remains to be seen whether the 10 year old cranky persian cat will ignore this bouncy kitten, or attack it. So far, just a couple of snarls and hisses.