Jennifer told FLIP in an an article from 2010:
"I've always been into the idea of telling stories in an allegorical fashion with animals. When it came down to trying to clarify what side the characters were on it was simpler to just do cats and dogs, and it just seemed funny to me, picturing these very serious cats walking around in uniform (by the way, I happen to be a cat lover). Also turning everyone into animals brings lightness to heavy concepts like taxes and representation. In the US, kids begin studying US History about 4th grade so originally I had that age group in mind, but I hope that it can appeal beyond that."
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