The book is not about cats, specifically.... but happens to feature one that lives with us. And, this is the same cat that really is my sister's cat. The same cat I was cat-sitting when she was out-of-town. The same cat who ate a plastic thingy and obstructed his intestines and required surgery to extract said obstruction. The kind vet who removed this obstruction is the one-and-only Dr. Philly Cheese whose engagement to the lovely Amy inspired me to create the Cheese Cake. The Cheese Cake postcard landed at Alma Little and landed me my first book. So, it seems only fitting that Gus Gus should find a place in it, because he has had a hand, or paw, in it from the beginning.