Nothing is so difficult as to paint the cat's face, which as Moncrif justly observes, bears a character of "finesse and hilarity."
This shot of Willow, my kitten with the goatee, was taken in early February. I appreciated this quote and thought the photo would look good run through the "fine arts" effect in photo studio. Willow is a work of art in every sense.
She's almost five-months old now. When she had her second round of kitten shots the veterinarian discovered a heart murmur. Her heart was racing wildly also as a result of the 15-mile drive, but he said the heart murmur was definitely there. This places a concern about having her spayed in the next months (anesthesia is risky when this condition is involved). I've been doing lots of research on heart murmurs in cats, and one hopeful scenario is that heart murmurs in kittens sometimes inexplicably disappear at around six months of age. That is what Willow and I, together, each day are hoping for/praying about/meditating on. You are welcome to join us.