Saturday, March 31, 2007

Maine Coon Cattitude

Zarr has about the most attitude of any cat I've ever met. He's not your typical friendly Maine Coon. Born the runt of the litter, he is a natural scaredy-cat. To compensate for his timidity, Zarr spits fire at any new person, animal or thing that comes near him and runs to hide under the sofa or in an open drawer. Regal in repose, he observes and studies the unfamiliar for days, sometimes weeks, until he feels comfortable. With the right coaxing, the monarch will finally grant you a touch, a light stroke of his head and back. Then he bounds to the window sill or the top of the sofa where again he watchfully guards his world.

pastel and watercolor
14"x12" Arches 140# cp paper
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2007

(a special thanks to my grandson Zain for his contribution to the background)

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