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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.


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

    1. 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.

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


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