It's true ~ our house is FULL of fearsome cats - growling, roaring, purring and sleeping!
Here, for example is FIERCE RAFFERTY - direct descendent of Ghengis Roary of China!
This little-known portrait of the GREAT GHENGIS ROARY is painted on silk -
discovered at a yard sale - no author's name or provenance, alas.
But Gentle 'Lil Biddy refuses to be intimidated by her vicious kin!
This darling baby tiger sculpted in clay in Mexico howls for his mother endlessly.
He was discovered in a fine arts shop in Santa Monica California in 1986.
Duma, this serene, meditative Cheetah was painted in oils by famed artist
Dennis Curry and hangs on our library wall **
Another gorgeous Cheetah, below, was photographed by Canadian filmmaker Gregory Colbert whose famous collection, Ashes and Snow, has been seen around the world. **
I was deeply moved by the show showing humans and creatures in peaceful harmony.
I bought the poster, below.
Meanwhile ~ Raffy & Biddy bask here in the presence of their fierce and serene ancestors ~
captured in paint, silk, clay and powerful photographs.
**(Not sure If I was supposed to get permission to show these? Maybe not since I own them and gave credit)