Characters in Grumps & Sweeties

The characters in the book are made up. However, some people see similarities between some of the characters and some of our friends and family:

John does look something like Toby when he was younger:
John & Toby

John's mother looks remarkably like Toby's mother Carol:
John's Mom & Toby's Mum

Our wonderful golden retriever named Jackie inspired John's dog:

Toby put the family cat, Rocky, in the book as John's cat:

Our friend Nathan insists that Mr. Withers looks just like him.
However Nathan has always been a sweetie:
Mr. Withers & Nathan