Kiki was born on a ranch in Colorado. She was a designer kitty (half Manx, half Persian). The breeder didn’t like how the litter turned out, so she was going to drown the litter.
My friend had seen Kiki, who wanted to be cuddled and to follow someone who would pay attention to her. She asked the breeder if she could have Kiki for a friend.
As it turned out, my husband died a week after Kiki came to live with me. The tiny little kitten made sure she was close by, giving me baths and purring to let me know I wasn’t alone. She followed me everywhere I went. She would only pay attention to others when I wasn’t around.
Kiki was my companion for 22 years. She has been gone for five years now, but I still smile when I think of the tiny six pound ball of fur who was a little healer.
Created in Photoshop with 6 layers using my natural media brushes using an impressionistic wet watercolor style. This took about 4 hours to complete.
deviant art: bpclarke
Photo Painters Jan 2011