Spike – “Jasper”
Book Four, Story Five
Since Jasper in Story Five is a naughty cat, I did not want to make him one of my own barn cats. The illustrator of my books, Christina Wald, and I both love animals and we often share photos of our pets with each other (and I share photos of my farm and farm animals) when we are exchanging business emails. She sent me a photo of her cat, Spike, who always “helps her” when she is drawing illustrations…like my house cat, Suri, “helps me” when I am working on my laptop computer! Spike had the “purrrfecct look” for Jasper, so we used him as the “cat model” in Story Five!