Today´s prompt for the May 2018 Art Challenge: Smile Makers! is “Dogs or Cats” which left me with the difficult decision to make which one I was going to paint, since I like them both.
But to be honest, I´m actually more of a cat person and get along just fine with all kinds of cats, be it a stray one or a posh siamese. We just instantly click!
My neighbor used to have a lovely red cat with tiger stripes named Ossi (short for Oskar), that just loved to sit on our trash bins in the sun. One day I stroked him while he was taking his sunbath, and the poor fellow enjoyed it so much that he slowly lost his grip on the handle and fell off the bin! He looked utterly perplexed and even a bit ashamed of himself and went off to lick his wounded pride.
Next day though he came back and I made sure to lure him off the bin before I stroked him again, so he wouldn’t have to go through the same humiliating experience of loosing control. 😉
What about you? Dogs or Cats? Any fun stories you´d like to share?