From The Art of Michael Whelan:
"Unlike a lot of other series for which I've painted cover art, the Fuzzy books were well spaced, so I didn't have to do them on a regular basis. It always seemed that a new Fuzzy book would need a cover just as I had finished some dreadful horror painting. The timing was good; the change of mood was welcome. Of course, after doing such cute stuff I'd have to get into another 'serious' concept for the next work, to balance things out!"