Some pets are allowed on the couch, and others are not. It’s been my experience that those who are allowed sometimes treat the furniture like a jungle gym. Fido’s “clambering”, as Candace puts it, was inspired by my own furry friend. I don’t think I’m particularly gifted at drawing sofas, but the design of the couch in Candace ‘n’ Company was inspired by the couch in Get Fuzzy, by Darby Conley. In an effort to keep it original, however, I sought to give Candace’s couch its own color.