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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tuxedo Calm Cat-astrophe series no. 8

"Tuxedo Calm," 5 x 7 calm cat-astrophe watercolor series no. 8, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cp
Uptight? Stressed with the everyday pandemic, racism and tRump catastrophes?
That's when it's time for some calm, to break out of the ordinary, put on formal wear, get ready  early for a special evening, and then lounge around, enjoying the anticipation.
Snoops, my model
That's the feeling I get when I see our cat Snoops, a tuxedo cat, actually the first cat I can actually call mine, though he chose us rather than the other way around.
Yes, he gets up tight a lot, but he really knows how to get calm. He'll roll on his back, put the paws curled up, and tile his head back and just enjoy the moments. Secure, trusting, relaxed, calm. We have lots to learn from our felines. 
Thus today's "cat-astrophe" watercolor series no. 8.

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