The Real Oliver Poons
Lauryn’s lovable rescue cat, Oliver, is the inspiration behind the character Mr. Oliver Poons.
- Lauryn adopted Oliver as a kitten from the animal rescue group No Kitten Left Behind in East Hartford, CT.
- Lauryn and Oliver have grown to be best friends. Oliver follows Lauryn from room to room throughout the house to keep her company.
- Oliver has a favorite (full-sized!) teddy bear named Emma that he carries with him and delivers to Lauryn if he thinks she needs a smile.
- The character Orange Kitty is based on a neighborhood cat that Oliver sees often through the window.
- Besides Emma bear, Oliver’s favorite toys are his soccer ball and jingle ball.