Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gus


Whenever I hear of a cat named Gus, the little Broadway musical chanteuse hidden inside of me starts singing,
"Gus is the Cat at the Theatre Door.
His name, as I ought to have told you before,
Is really Asparagus. That's such a fuss
To pronounce, that we usually call him just Gus."
And perhaps that's why this cat got the green background. Or maybe it was to match his eyes.
This cat definitely was not:
"His coat's very shabby, he's thin as a rake,
And he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shake. "
This cat was beloved. And is still beloved even now that he's gone.
I delivered this to the customer on Sunday. You could tell by the look in her eyes that he is very much missed.
It is so rewarding to see the recognition in the customer's eyes when she first sees the portrait.
In gratitude to all the animal lovers out there!

2 comments:

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

What a sweet face. I love your colors here, great orange tabby.

Seanna said...

I actually think he's a little dark. He should be a bit paler. The customer thought it was ok because he grew darker as he grew older.

I think I've redeemed myself in that he doesn't look cranky at all!