A new exhibit featuring Egyptian artifacts uncovered by renowned Egyptologist Carter Porchester has arrived at Ticswyk’s museum. It’s the talk of the town, and tourists have flocked to the city to view this rare collection. Cali, the clockwork calico cat, is among the privileged few to receive a tour given by Porchester himself.
Calico Cogg’s the name. Cali for short. Am I superior to other felines? In a word, yes. But don’t let that intimidate you. I’m friendly enough if you’re friendly to me. We might even become great friends. Though, the position of best human friend is already filled. Lionel’s his name.
With the recent release of the first book in my Clockwork Calico series, I thought it fitting to post about the cats who inspired main character Cali.
This is Pie. She’s the main inspiration for Cali. She was the first cat I ever had after moving away from my parents’ home to attend college. I was delighted when my landlord told me I was allowed to have a cat. Living alone for the first time was quite a change for me, since I grew up in a household with several children. So inviting Pie into my life was a welcome relief. She provided companionship at a time when I needed it most.