An extremely contented Cat World resident, this kitty is from the FIV positive building. The FIV positive kitties lead just as rich a life as the others.
“Why do the dogs have Dog Town and the cats get Cat World?” a curious little boy asked on the tour. Another visitor piped up “Because they are cats.”
So began my first full day at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (or Society, as I really should be calling them, given the outreach and education programming that has grown from their rescue efforts). I got the grand tour, followed by volunteer orientation, after which I was set loose in the sanctuary.
I spent today with the cats. Each one was sweeter than the prior. Even Winston, who's reputation preceded him.
I narrowed my photographs down to about 130 and worked on three sketches in the evening. I'll scan and share those when I return to the studio. If I am ever able to complete each of the paintings I began in my head today, I will die a happy woman indeed.
In the meanwhile I'm uploading photos to the studio Facebook page as time and connectivity present themselves. I invite you to share my journey.
Thursday will include a tour of the horse barns, an introduction to the potbellied pigs, and plein air painting at Angel's Rest.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.
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