This is not about writing and books directly. It is about cats. A few years ago I introduced cats in the Hilda the Wicked Witch series, and since then cats have become more and more fascinating to me. The Hilda fans who follow my ramblings on Facebook by now know that Obsi and Grim are no longer just fictional cat-characters, they have become real, be it in a slightly different colour-setting than in the books.
Since early March 2013 these two animals live in my apartment with me, and we get along very well. In case you wonder why in the newer books (following Hilda 10) cats may play a more prominent role, or if their actions and behaviour is a bit more correct than before, these two are the reason.
Wishing you all the best, and from the cats: