Monday, January 26, 2015

My Most Consistent Painting Partner was a Cat - DS

I do not know if it's particularly pertinent to this blog, but it is a miniature painting story -after a fashion.  So what the heck.  The one who spent the most time with me while I painted was my wife's cat Lily.

Almost every time I painted, she has sat patiently on the chair next to me at the dinner table for the past 18+ months.   When the rest of the gang came over for a paint meetup...she was there.

During this time, between her naps (let's face it...watching mini painting is boring) Lily observed me:   look for inspiration pics and cool minis on the ipad,  fumble searching in my box of paints, consult the color wheel, mix paint, listening to podcasts (gaming and not), paying partial attention to youtube tutorials, wasting time not painting (ie looking at rules / buying more minis online), and listening to the news and music -all while trying to get work done on the minis.  Night after night!

A sleepy kitty with: her banana, goofy mouse, and on top, red embroidered matching family cat pajamas.  Yes we are "those people" who have matching family pajamas for us AND our cat.

I never had pets growing up, and when I got married, I moved into a cat lovers house.  At first, Lily's presence while I painted was a nuisance.  Eventually I got used to it.  Soon after, I liked having her company at the table, especially all those late night hours while I worked.  Now, that presence is going to be missed...

An empty chair at the painting table.

Thanks for hanging out and being my little buddy.

Lily the Cat-   1998 to Jan 26, 2015


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lily was big part of your family for a long time and will be missed.

  2. My condolences on the loss of your painting buddy. Our fur buddies sure do add to our lives, even by just spending time with us while we go about our business.