The first ClamPet was a happy accident, originally intended to be a purse.
Magenta Lamenta was born, followed by her first set of clammy pals. And that would have been that, had Mamalina's daughter not insisted, and insisted, and insisted, and (seriously... she is largely responsible) insisted that the ClamPets continue.
These are those first few ClamPets.
Note to collectors: If your ClamPet has crocheted eyes, they are of the original CroClam ClamPet Clan. Send me a picture of your CroClam, and I will send you a certificate that commemorates the historical significance of your ClamPet in the world of whimsical things.