Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stray Cat Trilogy

These 3 paintings are each 4 x 4 oil on cradle canvas. About 10 years ago I was living in Florida and a friend found a small black cat. I was visiting my friend when this cat came and layed on me the entire time I was there. She claimed me right from the start. I called her Baby until I found out she was neutered and about 2 years old. Her name is Bailey. About 5 years ago, we had a yellow tabby that died of a congenital heart disease. He was only 5. We went to the SPCA to find a friend for Bailey. Reno was a tiny kitten that when held would rub his little head on our noses. He was sickly the 1st couple of months of his life and the vet said he may not live. I was home not working and recovering from a miscarriage. Reno and I healed each other and he is now a pudgy happy cat. About 3 years ago, Fourth of July weekend, a little black cat came to our back door. She was under weight and missing hair from half her body. I couldn't stand it and took her to the vet. The vet said she didn't have any type of infection, she was licking herself out of anxiety. She is now a pudgy little black cat with all but a few patches of hair that never grew back. These are my babies.

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