Madison is the first dilute calico I've personally known -- and the first one I've painted, unfortunately, post humously.
She and her sister, Amber, were at Rainier Veterinary Hospital, when I was volunteering there. I wanted them to come live with me, but my house was being renovated and I was staying at my boyfriend's.
My friends, Patti and Todd, came down to meet all the homeless kitties and fell in love with Madison and Amber.
Maddie and Amber came home with them. Amber still lives happily ever after, but Maddie died a few year ago.
Patti and Todd's child, Amelia, has wanted a painting of Maddie for a long time.