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sketch: cat eyes

May 19, 2019

cat_face_by_al_lau

My cat, Mochi is always on high alert. She is startled by the slightest sound. She posed for my portrait drawing while she stared at birds outside the window. And as you can see, she has the biggest eyes.

Yes, I named my cat after the delicious Japanese ice cream dessert :)

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sketch: cat sleeping

May 10, 2019

cat_sleeping_by_al_lau

To be a cat means having a good life. People love them. People take care of them. In some cultures, people worship them. And my cat is no exception.  I did a sketch of my cat sleeping, enjoying her good life. Even when asleep, cats twitch and shuffle around, which forces me to sketch quickly. But that is a good exercise in creating a loose free-flowing line in tight time constraints.

hungry cats

August 5, 2018

cat_feeding_time_by_al_lau

It’s 3 a.m.! Have you fed your cats? My cartoon shows how my three cats are not shy about asking for kibble in the wee hours of the morning.

red-eared turtle

February 3, 2018

red_eared_turtle_by_al_lau

This is my little drawing of a Red-Eared Turtle, commonly found in the fresh waters of North America. It is inspired by my pet turtles.

It has been a rather cold winter and I made a short video of How to Keep Your Turtle Warm. If you have pet reptiles and an aquarium too, please feel free to check it out: https://youtu.be/yJQiEjiZ5bY

Let me know what you think :)

my sweet cat

October 24, 2014

mac_deck_by_al_lau

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.

day_of_the_dead_dog_by_al_lau

Here is a doggy celebrating Day of the Dead.

cartoon: witch loves cat

October 3, 2013

witch_feeding_cat_by_al_lau

The “wicked” witch takes a moment away from being scary, and gives a cat much needed attention.

My cat was the model for this drawing, hence the cat not being a black cat.

Halloween is almost here :)

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