The Year of Drawing Adventurously – Week 4: four-legged friend

Following the chart for 52 drawings this year. As you can see, animal drawing is not going to be my forte! This is my cat, Brindle, so named for the ‘brindle’ colored coat she has. In the cat-world its called ‘tortoise-shell’. I promise she is not as grumpy as she looks. She’s actually very sweet and friendly.

Brindle was part of a ‘colony’ of feral cats I ‘adopted’ when we moved to our current home. It began with the Mama cat, who was quite the worse for wear when she appeared on our doorstep. Once she recovered her health, of course, she had kittens… and then MORE kittens. Not cool! Fortunately, there is a wonderful organization in the greater Philadelphia area called Forgotten Cats. They provide low cost spaying and neutering for feral/stray cats as well as initial vaccines. One of their volunteers provided me with 8 Have-a-Heart Traps and tins of cat food to help me catch the Cat family. Over the years, all but two have wandered off. Brindle has moved into the house with us and her sister, Pepper, who is still extremely skittish, lives on my back porch.