Saturday, March 10, 2007

Drawing Josie

I've been sketching and painting my white kitty Josie. She's a long-haired, blue-eyed, white cat with five toes on each foot. She's named after relatives (Rick's grandmother and my great grandmother were both named Josephine). She loves to sleep on the arm of the sofa, propped up against a pillow. This is my first attempt to draw her.

Here is a photo of Josie, sitting under the rocking chair. She's our second white cat - the first was Sophie, who died about five years ago (she was the inspiration for my yahoo name "whitefluff"). Josie was a stray from the Humane Society. When she first came to live with us, she acted like a prairie dog or gopher when she ate. She'd take a quick bite and then get up on her haunches to survey the area before taking another bite. She still loves to chew on plastic bags, hoping there's something tasty inside. She has also learned that the bags make a loud rustling noise..... especially early in the morning......which wakes people up......which is really ANNOYING!!

Our other cat is Emu. She's 10 years old now. She got her name because of her unusual coloring that resembles the black-beaked bird. Emu is a quirky, funny, tiny cat who is now the matriarch of the pet family. She even bosses the Sheltie around and whacks him on the nose when he enters her territory.



Snakebite said...

Nice kitty!

Teri C said...

Beautiful cat and beautiful painting. I love hearing cat stories-they are so fun.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Awww, these are great! We have a white kitty w/ blue eyes and pink nose/ears/paw pads. I just love white cats now. :)