Hi guys. I haven’t been posting much to the ol’ art blog because I’ve been… a little distracted. A month or so back I posted that my cat was diagnosed with cancer, and she’s nearing the end. I have a week left with her. I love this sweet girl so much, and it’s been so hard to watch her downward spiral, though she’s been gamely keeping up her affectionate personality.
When I started to type this post, she jumped up to share my computer chair and receive scratchies. Oh Dolly…
Today I decided to sketch her while she napped, and she was an excellent model, holding each pose for as long as I needed and keeping me on my toes with odd positions. Dilute calico is a difficult fur pattern to replicate, but I did my best. Her tumor’s gotten pretty pronounced, it’s exaggerating her forehead.
Bonus photo: I set a “Dolly Trap“ a couple weeks back. I opened a New Yorker on the couch, lay down in a feigned nap, and waited for her to sit on it:
hi! sorry if you've been asked this before, but in YUTS (which i love btw), did you have any specific breed in mind for mika?
No specific breed, no. I don’t know much about cat breeds. All I do know is that she’s a shorthaired dilute calico and fairly small, either a small breed or the runt of the litter. Color-wise she looks a bit like this
but with a little more orange, paler gray, and no defined stripes.
Circle of cats. At mom and dads. Starting from the long haired calico and going right. Cali, Missy, Jessie, Moo Moo, Popcorn, (the three solid grays are Punky, Fluffer and Lil Miss) the tabby with the black along its back is Susie. Next to her is a very dilute calico, she is Whisper. And the other small tabby is Cheesybread.