Larry’s cat Ivy from the Larry Macklin series is a clone of one of our three indoor cats, Daisy. (There are ten more outside – we do live in the country.) Daisy came into our lives as a young single mother living rough on the streets of a small town. We thought she was truly feral, but from the first moment she was invited into the house she never looked back. Daisy is happiest when she’s curled on my chest…usually kneading her paws and drooling. She expects regular cuddle time during the day and it’s taken her a while to adjust to my writing schedule. I gave her this bed beside my desk and that has helped a little. Actually, she is an excellent muse.