Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cats Rule!

I am most definitely a cat person.  I've loved cats since I was too small to hold them properly.  I have a very vivid memory from when I was three or four of picking up and snuggling a Siamese cat in my grandparents' front yard.  That is when I discovered I had an allergy to the breed.  My arms were covered with hives!  I remember sitting in our kitchen just sobbing my little heart out because I was so itchy.  No contact with any other breed ever caused such a strong reaction, so for years I avoided Siamese cats.  I've grown out of the allergy, thank goodness, and I still attempt to pet and snuggle every cat I see.

Of the big cats, tigers are my favorite.  Their beauty and graceful movements are almost hypnotic.  I could watch them all day.  I drew this one based on a frame from a video I took at the zoo.  It was a hot day, so this gorgeous feline meandered over to the pond in the enclosure for a nice soak.  I love how his mid-stride legs turned out.  I almost expect him to finish taking his step!

The first zoo animals pack should be ready to upload this weekend.  I'm so excited to share this one!

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