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October 24, 2014

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I am very sad today. My kitty passed away the other night. It happened all too soon.

I have to say that he was an absolute joy of a house pet. He would follow me around everywhere, in the house, “talking” to me about what he did that day. He laid on top of me with his heavy furry body, curled up in a big ball. Whenever I let him out, he would come back in about 10 minutes because he would rather be in the comfort of home and among the company of humans, rather than chase critters up a tree. I call him Mac because he was always user-friendly and welcoming to all who entered our home. He was my little best friend. He was my baby.

Chances are, if you’ve seen cat art on my website, he was the model. He inspired the character that is featured in my cartoons and in my drawings.

A couple months ago, seizures inflicted him. I tried to nurse him back to health through different types of treatments. Using certain meds was like a double-edged sword.  He would be sedated, suppressing the ugly seizure, however, he would be too weak to do much else. One final episode got the best of him in the middle of the night. He “called” out, letting me know it was time to go. I ran to him for embrace. Then, he laid still. I could not believe it. I cried for hours (even now as I write this).

He did have a full happy life of 14 years. I dedicate this post to him. Soon, he will be cremated and returned to the gentle earth, in everlasting peace. I will always remember and love you, my sweet cat.

sketch: cat resting

September 10, 2014

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sketch: long-haired cat

December 27, 2012

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painting: cat on sidewalk

February 4, 2010

Watercolor of my cat sunbathing on the sidewalk.

sketch: cat walking

January 25, 2010

Sketch of long-haired cat walking.

cartoon: long-haired cat

December 2, 2009

A somewhat nervous, but playful Siberian cat in our household.

sketch: cat on the box

August 20, 2009

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Why do cats love laying on boxes and luggage?  This time, she is on my paint box.

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