Ruston the Seal (der Seehund) was inspired by my Godchildren (Patenkinder) who live in Germany. I was hoping to connect with them from a distance by learning German while they were simultaneously learning English. I also hoped to show them around the area where I live.
Ruston is a small town on the north shore of Tacoma, WA nestled between Point Defiance, the city of Tacoma, and the Puget Sound. I walk my dog through the town regularly and we often see Harbor Seals swimming nearby. After a few walks through the rain and sunshine, with lots of time for imagination and thought, Ruston the Seal emerged.