August 15, 2007
Of course we illustrators make excellent pet owners. And we have the added benefit of being able to immortalize our pets in print. I've snuck my kitty into lots of books and illustrations over the years.
AND I've sacrificed my good night's sleep more or less every night for 10 years by getting out of bed to let her out when she starts wailing to go out!!
At 3 am I am usually awoken by a "Mee--ooooo-uuuu-wwwww!!!"
And there goes another hour of tossing & turning trying to get back to sleep!
AND I've opened probably 10,000 doors for this demanding little fluffball over the
years... running up and down stairs.
In other words, I've been her stay at home, round the clock butler!!
The things I go through for this cat!
Here she is in a recent starring role... (she appears on almost every page in this book! 'The Grandma Cure' Dutton Books)