Who is Lumpkin the Cat?

Above is the inspiration for one of the most important continuing characters in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series, "Lumpkin" the cat. Although described in the books as "a big yellow tom," in reality he is buff-colored. He doesn't weigh quite as much as his fictional counterpart, either, although he's making every effort to reach that point! In the 5th book in the series, Scotched, he and his little buddy, Glenora, make their first appearance on the cover.

Lumpkin and Glenora are based on my own cats, Nefret and Bala, who are actually littermates. Below is one of their "baby pictures."

We also have one other cat in our household. We inherited him from my husband's father. His name is Feral because he was a feral cat when he was first enticed into the house with the promise of Thanksgiving turkey. He's settled down since then, although he still has a tendency to scrounge food and has taught Nefret his bad habits.

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Last updated 9/24/11