LOL. a serious Laugh out Loud. LOL. Yeah, I still think of Eek now and than. sometimes SHarky. and I think Of sox the cat kinda often. and Rareily I'll have a wet dream of Annabelle. But I think this may be a more enough commen thing now that I see this picture. LOL
That's was my favorite part from Eek the cat!
Each time he show a picture of his girlfriend named Annabelle,some random person would say she's fat and Eek would come out with a surpised "Really!" look on this face! lol
Annabelle's family was never seen, only talked about. So she took on two roles; one as pet and one as human head of house. And Sharky was her guard dog, not a pet. Sharky protected her even from Eek; even though Eek was no physical threat, only a romantic threat/interest.
Clear as mud? Well, cartoons can be like that sometimes. There is a certain cartoon logic which has it's own constancy and rules. I didn't think about it because it was good cartoon logic, to an old toon-head like me (40+ years).
I'm not too sure how often she made mention of her family, past her first appearance. They kind of disappear as the series progressed and she becomes almost or actual owner of the house (pet/owner toon thing). Which may be why you don't remember the mention of them.