All of you who have owned animals will understand this. I had to put my 16yr old cat to sleep at the weekend, 2 months after losing her brother and this is the reason for lack of blogs last week. She had tumours in her stomach and other complications, so there was no question that it was the right thing to do but of course still upsetting and the house now feels very empty. Her brother died of a blood clot or possibly brain tumour. It seems that cats are very good at hiding any illness.
They were great cats that I’ve had since kittens, moved house with me 4 times and constantly entertained with their antics. Despite their age they still chased each other around the house, had boxing matches up until May this year and made me shout at them when things went crashing to the floor! Such intelligent animals too. A great thing to witness was my male cat, twice the size of his sister, chasing her through the cat flap. She was much quicker than him and would go through the cat flap, stop abruptly the other side and stop him from getting through by putting her paw against the flap door when he tried to push it! Brilliant and so funny to watch.
So life moves on and I’m back to painting again. Today I’ve started painting a horse for the first time. I’m painting him on a glass paper weight, which is easier as it is a flat surface. Generally happy with his shape but I’m having a bit of trouble trying to get the right beige colour for the mane. Beige I tend to get right first time or it takes me ages! Hopefully he will be ready to go in my Folksy shop by the end of the week.