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Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Shape of Happiness

The Shape of Happiness, 5 x 7 watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico, cold press paper
Adopted. That's what I was just a couple of years ago, when I thought we were adopting cats.
I've never been a "cat person," and there's a long history of misfortune behind that statement. I'm a dog person.
But since adopting two "rescue" cats, I've changed, realizing they chose us. Fittingly perhaps, the first one, now named Snoops, a tuxedo cat, acts almost like a dog in affection and loyalty. But he's still very much feline in temperament and independence.
Still, my adoption comes with unexpected benefits., including lowering blood pressure. 
When I think about it, what is happier than a cat sitting on your lap, purring.  Or soaking up the warmth of a fire in the fireplace on a cold winter day? The shape of happiness.
(Daily paint happy things watercolor, challenge #worldwatercolorgroup)

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