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How does a cat smile?

There are two kinds of animals who chose to live with human beings for companionship. The domestic cat is one of them. How well we get along with each other is partially measured by how well we learn each other’s language. This little kitty is air kneading, to show his pleasure. His eyes are also half-closed, which means he is really relaxed and happy. I’ll bet he’s purring too. Everyone has had a tuxedo cat. I had one named Figaro before I was born!
Thanks for the Reference Photo, Jeannie! This painting has already sold..

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  1. Esmeralda
    December 13th, 2010 at 12:47 | #1

    Super story great looking cat!
    A cat smiles with her entire body — upright tail leaning for ward ears straight up and if you’re close enough she’ll rub her head against you too!

  2. August 5th, 2010 at 09:10 | #2

    What a great painting. I have a little kitty who looks just like that! {billiemonster from swap-bot ‘I’m a blogger follow me’ swap}

  3. August 3rd, 2010 at 13:48 | #3

    You’ve said it perfectly, and it’s wonderful that again you capture that reality through the painting. Love from Ana Goncalves on swapbot, blog me baby. Have favoured your blog, as see myself returning and enjoying your entries as well as your wonderful paintings. 🙂

  4. admin
    July 26th, 2010 at 18:47 | #4

    post a picture of your Robbie. If it inspires me, I’ll paint it! If you don’t want the painting, I donate a lot of them to the Feral cats neuter spay organization nearby.

  5. Jane
    July 26th, 2010 at 18:45 | #5

    Mimi, what a wonderful painting of Junior! Makes me wish I’d posted a picture of my Tux, Robbie 🙂 …though I am sure I couldn’t have snatched it up quickly enough. You are amazing!

  6. Fookie
    July 26th, 2010 at 16:40 | #6

    Mimi, such a fun and good painting. Congratulations to the new owner who had the foresight to snap it up right away. The contrast between the sofa and the sleek kitty is inspired! Good palette too!!

  7. Fookie
    July 26th, 2010 at 16:38 | #7

    Mimi, this is such a good painting. My congrats to the proud owner for snatching it up so quickly! Sofa texture contrast to the sleek kitty is 2 thumbs up!!

  8. July 26th, 2010 at 08:50 | #8

    Whew! That was a quick sale, wasn’t it? Good for you. And the pic is stupendous!

  9. July 26th, 2010 at 08:46 | #9

    Beautifully done–I can almost hear the purr! There is a special place in my heart for tuxies and I just love this painting.

  10. Jeannie
    July 26th, 2010 at 08:21 | #10

    Mimi! Junior the Grandkitty looks wonderful! You captured him beautifully! My daughter would LOVE this! Too bad it is already sold!!

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