Otter Painting

So I decided to go with a painting of Otter for John’s Christmas painting gift.   It’s hard to decide what pet to get done, but I’ve been kind of alternating a passed over pet with a still living one.  Fortunately, we haven’t lost too many guys so far *touch wood*

Otter was my cat for about 4 years before I moved out here, but it took her about 5 minutes to decide that she was John’s cat.   I’m not bitter…much…over her decision.  It was merely foreshadowing for what was to be a pattern for every pet we have had since then, expect for Cajun.  John can’t win Cajun over from the Dark Side no matter what he does…muahhahah!

We lost Otter suddenly a couple years ago and only 3 days after we lost Zach and it was a very, very hard time.  Otter was my “heart cat” and it was really hard on me.   It’s only been recently that I have been able to look at pictures of her without bursting into tears (and that is still not always possible).  I still miss her a lot.   Parker is very Otterlike, which I think helps some, but no one will ever completely replace Otter.

Nancy did a great job with the painting.   The dog paintings we have done head shots of, but I had a photo of Otter that was taken soon after I moved here that has always been my favorite of her and it required the full body to be in the shot.   I sent several photos to Nancy and she agreed that the photo was the best one, so it was the one we decided to go with.

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