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Young Pallas cat watching.

December 27th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Pallas cat, also called the Manul, is a small wild cat that lives in the cold barren regions of central Asia – the steppe grassland regions of Mongolia, China and the Tibetan Plateau as well as Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. They look much larger than a house cat because of their huge feet and thick plush coat; but the largest of them weigh only 10 pounds. They have adorable low set ears and interestingly, their pupils are round like ours. Although the Pallas cat is not listed on any endangered species list, like many other wild cats, their range is threatened and this particular cat does not breed well in captivity.

This is an original watercolor painting and it measures 5.5″ x 7.5″ and it is for sale for $125.00. Half of the proceeds will go to small wild cat preservation.
There is an organization that focuses on the Manul; they are the Pallas Cat Study and Conservation Program

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  1. January 3rd, 2012 at 08:48 | #1

    Love the eyes, so realistic and sad looking. Good job. Happy New Year Mimi. A prosperous year to you.

  2. December 30th, 2011 at 19:23 | #2

    A Pallas cat – lovely!! Too bad they don’r breed in captivity – they would be in demand.

    Happy New Year, Mimi! All the best in 2012!

  3. December 30th, 2011 at 17:05 | #3

    wow amazing, just beautiful,,, those eyes!!!

  4. December 30th, 2011 at 16:28 | #4

    Oh! that cute Kitty….Happy new year

  5. December 30th, 2011 at 15:12 | #5

    Wonderful. You captured the spirit of this animal.
    happy 2012
    Nicole

  6. December 30th, 2011 at 13:58 | #6

    What a stunning painting – I had not even heard of this breed before so you have educated me as well as fed my creative well. I love how you captured that quizical look that young cats have.

  7. December 30th, 2011 at 13:39 | #7

    awesome kitty painting. wild cats are so gorgeous.

    lovely New Year and beyond to you~

  8. December 30th, 2011 at 10:58 | #8

    Beautiful painting and what a beautiful and unselfish thing to do with your proceeds. Happy PPF! and Happy New Year, too!

  9. December 30th, 2011 at 09:33 | #9

    Mimi, your pallas cat painting is very beautiful. I had never heard of this kind of feline.

  10. December 30th, 2011 at 08:48 | #10

    Your cat is captivating – such expression and detail. I had never heard of this cat – very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  11. December 30th, 2011 at 08:08 | #11

    Hello! I am a cat person, meaning for the last 30 some years, I have always had a cat or two. Thank you so much for your idea of donating to save the beautiful wild cats of the world.

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      December 30th, 2011 at 09:37 | #12

      us cat people have got to help the rest of the world love their kitties!! yay!!

  12. December 30th, 2011 at 07:47 | #13

    Beautiful piece!
    Happy 2012!

  13. December 30th, 2011 at 07:45 | #14

    Beautifully done! Aren’t Watercolors fun!

  14. December 30th, 2011 at 07:19 | #15

    Lovely painting of an adorable cat ~
    ~ ~~ Happy New Year to you ~ namaste, Carol, Share the Creative Journey ~ Happy PPF ^_^

  15. December 30th, 2011 at 07:06 | #16

    Oh, how beautiful! I never heard of this cat before, but now I am off to find out about it. Happy New Year!

  16. December 30th, 2011 at 02:35 | #17

    What a wonderful cat! Thanks for all the information, I’ve never heard of it before. 🙂 Happy New Year!! Hope you get to celebrate it with a bang. 🙂

  17. December 29th, 2011 at 22:33 | #18

    Lovely Pallas Cat! ~Happy Paint Party Friday and Happy New Year! #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  18. December 29th, 2011 at 22:30 | #19

    The cat is beautiful. . . such detail. Blessings, Janet PPF

  19. December 29th, 2011 at 22:30 | #20

    Wow what a beautiful painting, I think you have captured those beautiful innocent eyes perfectly, really lovely piece!

  20. December 28th, 2011 at 11:41 | #21

    Such a lovely rendition of this cat, honey! I hope it gets to live in the house for a while before you send it off to auction.

  21. December 28th, 2011 at 06:32 | #22

    I LOVE this cat, Mimi…and your rendition of it, of course! More information about our world is welcome,always, in my estimation, and I didn’t know anything about this cat at all. Thanks…

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