Jillian bid on a custom pet portrait offered at a Purrfect Pals fundraiser where she was a lab tech. She wrote me a heartfelt letter about her cat, who had been an indoor/outdoor cat who had caught FIV, and then died, years later.
This cat was hard for me to finish because I wanted to capture the torn ears, the inside/outside life, and of course his personality.
One of my cats was dying too while I was painting this and Jillian's story hit home.
Indoor/outdoor cats don't live as long as indoor cats and are more succeptable to illnesses.