Jodie (Pearl) was inspired to start the Hank and Pearl adventure series based on her real-life experiences with her dog Hank. Just like Pearl, who was the only cat in her liveaboard community, Jodie was one of only a few girls who lived on her boat by herself and was always looking to her various friends to help as crew until she found Hank!
Jodie adopted Hank from the Washington Animal Rescue League in 2009 and brought him to his new home on PIG! Hank has lived aboard five different boats. He loves going for boat trips and bicycle rides and chasing ducks on the docks. His favorite treats are chicken and apples!