I picked out Junie from the animal shelter where I volunteer, for my friends Mike and Evelyn who were looking for a silver tabby. They named her that because she was born in June. This is the painting (Prisma colors) I did from a photo of her soon after she was adopted. That was about three or four months ago.
I went to visit her last week, to see how she was getting along. I don't visit people I visit cats :) She is my grandkit!
Now look at her!
She is a bundle of energy and struts her stuff like she owns the place -- which I think she does. She is so beautiful, with lovely soft, sleek fur. Her favorite thing is to chase the feather wand and do somersaults.
Now here are some other photos of other cats I took at the shelter last week. These have not been named yet, but they are all love bugs.
This tuxie is about 3 months old. Just look at that paw! I've been quite worried about her because there were three kittens that came in around the same time, just after Christmas. Unfortunately one of them had some kind of contagious disease and so the other two were put into quarantine for several weeks. I had managed to visit them just before they were quarantined so I knew they were really nice natured kittens. The other one that was left was a ginger tabby and was adopted immediately the quarantine was lifted. This poor kitten is still waiting. She will make an excellent pet. Intelligent and sweet. Doesn't bite, doesn't scratch.
This tortie is about 3 years old as I remember. Very gentle and sweet lap cat. I always make sure I go in and give her 10 minutes of cuddling when I'm there.
Finally, is this going to be another 'Junie' I wonder? I tried to get a photo of her sitting in her condo, but I couldn't keep her there, she just wanted to be in my arms all the time. Below is the result. It is very hard to take a photo with one hand and scratch ears with the other!
So I had help. But she's quite a wriggler. Younger than the tuxie.
If you are local, these cats and many others just as sweet are available at the North San Diego County Animal Shelter, Palomar Airport Road -- and I'm sure at your local animal shelter too.