Every cat is unique and each one prefers to be treated as an individual. They seem to have an opinion on everything, and some of them can be very vocal about their likes and dislikes. But as different as they are, nearly all cats enjoy certain pastimes: soaking in the sun and looking out the window. The flights of birds mesmerize them, scurrying little creatures make them stand up and take notice, and dogs! Well, having dogs traipse down the sidewalk is just downright insulting! It is enough to make a cat turn her head in disdain - but not enough to make her leave her perch.
The Siamese can be among the most vocal and expressive of cats. As a child I became friends with two who belonged to my aunt. Although they were aloof when it came to most people, they considered me a rather odd looking kitten and treated me with condescending tolerance. When they tired of my childish antics, they simply disappeared. It was an amazing trick and they performed it often. But they never told me to go away and stop bothering them.
This is an 8 x 10 oil painting on stretched, wrapped canvas. It will be listed on Art Helping Animals and Daily Painters this week.