I’ve been working on a Sketchbook Project, Volume 3 for The Art House Co-op. The deadline is 15 Feb and the subject is Everyone We Know. Since I am working on being a spinster (i.e., don’t have children-just cats) I thought I’d add my two cats (the black Manx has been with me since 1996 through thick and thin) and they are family, four-footed but family none the less.
And before you burn me in effigy for the name-that is the name the shelter gave him and he won’t respond to any other name, so Scooter it is.Scooter looks like a husky very large farm worker version of a Siamese. He weighs about 17lbs and is solid muscle, he’s built like a tank.
Scooter has been working hard at learning how to play and just be a cat. He’s still frightened of sudden movements, I’ve had him for 2 and 1/2 years and this hasn’t changed yet. Occasionally, he will actually to crawl on my lap for a cuddle; when he does-I always feel privileged.
My other cat, Wyatt, is glaring at me from the background. In the photo he’s basically a sheet of black minus his yellow-green glaring eyes. Did I mention he’s jealous of anything and everything that I pay attention to (other than him)?
The drawing of Wyatt to the right is the preceding page in the book. He’s actually laying down just hanging out. Since he’s all black I had a hard time figuring out how to show the strong reflections of light on his fur. I think I fif ok, but it still needs work.