"Pampered Cat" Original watercolor and ink painting in my etsy store.
The relationship between people and cats goes back eons. The cat was considered sacred by the Egyptians and they even had their own cat goddess. They were mummified and put into their own special cemetery. The cats were valued as pets and as mousers by the Greeks, Romans, Chinese , Japanese and etc. Throughout time, cats have been depicted in many art forms. They have shown up in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to Andy Warhol. They are as fascinating to paint as they are to observe.
I have only recently become a cat owner in the last year and 1/2. My neighbor's cat had kittens and so we took two of them. I just enjoy watching them so much. They are very friendly and smart. I was surprised as I thought they would be very aloof.
I just read about how cats may be as smart as toddlers. Lab studies are hard to do on cats because they won't perform on cue which may be a sign that they are a lot smarter than we think.