This, as some may know, is our Siamese Scratch. As a kitten. He’s now coming up to his 15th birthday (on Halloween!!)…

Karina is a charming girl from an equally charming part of France where passion people thrive and breed.
She only just joined RB in July 2011 and has built up a wonderful portfolio of pastels, paintings and photos which mimic her optimism and love of life and the nature that surrounds her and feeds her passion.

And as she’s cool, of course she digs cats. And a while back she did a pastel interpretation of one of my personal faves Kandy Kit which totally melted me natch…
so I was really chuffed when she said she wanted to do another. This time of Scratch :-)
But the coolest thing of all is that the picture she chose to interpret was one that has seen fewer views and comments than any of my other cat portraits…

So in honor of Scratch’s upcoming B’day, and in total appreciation and absolute chuff of Karina’s Sunflowers Scratch , I decided to revamp the original image by adjusting the colors and tweaking the levels and adding love ♥

Thank you Karina for being so charmingly and artistically French :-)
And thank you Scratch for being such an awesome feline over so many years…
Big bisous to you both!!

Shot with Fuji Reala negative film on a Canon EOS-100 SLR
Scanned to digital on a Canon FS 2710 film scanner

1231 views – July, 2013 :-)


billyboy, sunflowers, kittens, cats


  • nannajul
    nannajulover 5 years ago

    I bet you wouldnt part with him for the world. 11 years young, he is your soul mate by now.

  • Too true Julie… looks like I’m stuck with the little guy! And cheers for the fav!!

    – billyboy

  • … and here’s the big view…


    – billyboy

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    You always make my day when you upload a new kitty pic, Bill. Even though he bugs you no end, he was adorable as a baby :)

  • Thanks Mel. Soon as I invent my time transporter, he’s the first one going back!

    – billyboy

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 5 years ago

    He is dead cute though!

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonover 5 years ago

    Why would you promise not to do anymore kitty photos!? No one does them better! Beautiful photo!

  • They say promises are to be broken… I still gotta find 3 more!
    Thanks for faving this!!

    – billyboy

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Too Cute!!

  • Yeah, but not as cute as a Siamese vampire…

    – billyboy

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 5 years ago

    LOL @ story…….. such a gorgeous image :))

  • Cheers Varinia, and I’ll tell Scratch you think he’s gorgeous. What’s your shipping address??

    – billyboy

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 5 years ago

    Too cute BB, beautiful colours and what a gorgeous pussy;)

  • Thanks for the fav Shanina. He’s a male so don’t know if he’ll get off on the gorgeous pussy thing. I’ll definitely tell him anyway. And all his friends!

    – billyboy

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 5 years ago

    I had a siamese male puss once and he was so jealous of any males that came to visit …he would stalk them or wait till they were seated and pounce on their heads…even took a nip out of a few…played hell with my love life for awhile lol!

  • Yeah… testosterone. Grin & bear it!

    – billyboy

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 5 years ago

    LOL ummm, am moving :P

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Oh don’t be so hard on him BB…..just always remember how cute he was as a bub……this is a gorgeous image…..can’t wait to see your cat calendar, it will be perfect….xx

  • Thanks Tracey. He probably thinks the same about me. Explains the staring thing… or maybe it`s just my haircut…

    – billyboy

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