The inspiration behind the character of Oli is my dog Oscar. I just thought it would be hilarious if this little guy could transform into a giant beast! Oscar has his own harrowing tale of survival though. My sister found him as a stray roaming the streets in front of her school. She tried to pick him up when Oscar made a break for it, heading directly towards the main boulevard. Fortunately, she chased him down in time and took him home. His body covered in dirt, his fur knotted, and for some reason he was covered in stickers. Six years later, and he's living a much happier life. He's a little neurotic, but hey...that's just Oscar.