Piggy and I are both cat lovers (though I think it’s safe to say she’s more so), so doing a chapter about the Seven family’s pet cats was pretty natural. I’d already introduced Gabriel, but I renamed him Kumo in the new version. Yuki meanwhile was kind of a hybrid of my cat and piggy’s. This particular comic is based on when we first got the new cat at my house, and the old cat kind of freaked out about it.
Gabriel did once start licking the mayonnaise off of the bread from a sandwich I was making. There are relatively few things he will not try to eat if you let him.
Another one for the “this actually happened” category, one time I was playing a game and Gabriel walked up, stared at me for a bit, and then puked on the carpet.
Ruby is based on my youngest sister Debbie. She’s grown older and chilled out, but there was a point where she’d take over the kitchen and get really annoyed whenever anyone came in, even if it was to pass through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. She has since moved out and married a guy who repairs arcade games for a living, and has four cats (including Arlene).