Month: December 2011

  • Felis Margarita – the Sand Cat

    The Sand cat is an adorable looking little cat that can be found in desert areas of Northern Africa, Arabia and parts of Central Asia and Pakistan. They are a small cat, a large male weighs little more than six pounds. The sand cat has highly specialized feet and ears, perfectly designed for life in…

  • What does tortie love look like?

    A tortoiseshell cat is a cat with both the red gene and the black gene, and they are called Tortie for short. Their fur is mottled in a mosaic of color,and the shapes and patterns are random. If a tortoiseshell cat has enough white on her, she is then called a Calico and her patches…

  • A cat lap hug – Aggie.

    I have a wonderful cat that we call Aggie. She was born somewhere in Seattle under an abandoned car. She and her twin sister were trapped and rescued and then I was their foster mother and socialized them both. My husband decided I needed a particularly affectionate cat, so as I was preparing to get…

  • Young Pallas cat watching.

    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…

  • Watching the sunset

    This painting was an exercise in daring to hope. What, to me, would represent a wonderful day? Could I paint it? I love sunrise and sunset, and even though I am a morning person, it seems to be harder to catch the sunrise than the sunset. Perhaps it’s because at sunrise I am bustling around…