A pair of golden retrievers feature in MINTY: Romulus and Remus. Although not retrievers, my dogs, Bonnie and Clyde, provided the inspiration for the characters. By the way, Bonnie is on the left and Clyde is on the right.
What's not to love? The gorgeous Clyde, aka Remus.
This wee cutie is called Mr Bo (short for Mr Bojangles). Like Bonnie and Clyde, he was a rescue pet and quite a character. He was eccentric, very loving and the original one-cat fluff factory. Can you tell where he was when this picture was taken? I'll give you a clue: think water, think bubbles - think relaxing! It was Mr Bo I had in mind as I created the character of Octavius in MINTY.
To be continued.