Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Intermission with Cats


No art posting today--did a portrait in alla prima class today which will have to wait 'till tomorrow for daylight to take the photo.

In the meantime, here's a Kitty Interlude. 

(That's Jellyroll, my upside-down boy, on the top of the couch...he's upside-down a lot of the time...really...he's kind of bizarre; my beloved Halfie in my arms whom we had to put to sleep not that long ago; Random the big black ornery cat; and Miss Lemon the sandy-colored one. The only one missing in that pic is little Cleo, who must've been off hunting spiders when The Husband took the pic a few months ago.)

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12 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

I love your kitty-love fest picture and I am so sad to hear about your loss of Halfie. It's so hard to lose one of the "kids."
Can't wait to see your portrait.

RomanticRoses@DorisJoa said...

oh I love your cats so very much, especially the black one! We lost three cats in the past year and I really would like to have another black one. But it is too dangerous here at our street.Do you keep them all inside?

Jala Pfaff said...

RomanticRoses - Thank you for admiring my kitties. :) We actually allow them all outside, and not only that, but they have a cat door so they go in and out any time of day or night. Knock on wood, but I think we haven't lost any yet (in the 6 yrs. I've lived in this house) perhaps because we have two dogs that bark at any hint of "intruders." It's just conjecture, but I feel like maybe it's keeping the foxes and mountain lions and coyotes just slightly at bay. P.S. The one not in the pic, Cleo, is another solid black one.

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann - Thank you. There's nothing like a kitty love-fest, is there?

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

This is great!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Diane. They're my babies.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh I LOVE this kitty love fest. I can feel the flurry soft bodies!
Sorry about your loss of Halfie. Did she have renal disease like my Nizzy?
My cats are indoors at all times. I just can't take the chance anymore of losing them on the road or other ways.
I am hoping/planning to adopt a shelter cat when we go home to Massachusetts in May.

Jala Pfaff said...

Mary - Yes, my sweet Halfie...he did die of renal failure. He made it to 13 and a half, and every moment of it was heavenly with him. Good for you to be going to adopt a shelter kitty (all mine always are). Send pics.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Jala, I love this!! What a wonderful group of sweet kitties, all cuddly and close. I love your upside down kitty , we have one of those, our 23lb., Hercules! Happy kitty love and thank you for sharing this great photo!

Patrice said...

I went nuts when I saw this! My kitties would never share me like that - though they often glom up together on their own.

Great photo. And everyone needs an "intermission".

"intermission, with cats" sounds like a title for a great painting.

Jala Pfaff said...

Nancy - The big boy upside-down kitties are great, aren't they?

Patrice - "glom up together"--you have a great way with words! I like the title for a painting, too.

artbyakiko said...

What a beautiful family of cats you have! It's nothing like being surrounded by cats! I know. They are so wonderful. Sorry to hear about your Halfie.