I thought  there was no better time than today to share one of my favourite paintings. My dad painted this picture in memory of our cheekiest nutcase of a cat, Colonel. It would have been his fourth birthday today. It’s not a very big painting, but since my dad used a toothpick to paint it, the detail and resemblance to Colonel and his character is uncanny and a perfect reminder of the little ball of crazy we once had the pleasure of living with. 

As you may have guessed, Colonel’s story doesn’t end well. This time last year I wrote about him and the warning signs of feline leukemia which you can check out here if you’d like

He was one sassy kitten, and we’ll always remember him with a smile and an almost impossible story.

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  1. April 20, 2013 / 19:52

    I just love your heart photo, very clever and well executed! That ring is stunning too, almost as gorgeous as that little kitten was 🙂

  2. April 20, 2013 / 19:53

    And I love your dad's painting too. What a thoughtful gesture that was.

    • April 22, 2013 / 20:57

      It takes pride of place on the shelf over our bed. And that heart picture is one of my favourite. I can't believe he was actually that tiny.

    • April 24, 2013 / 14:11

      It is worth it for the public service announcement. Your Da's painting is great, btw.