For International Cat Day 2017, here’s an image of Lyra. She is a black long-coated rescue cat who I adopted as a kitten with her littermate, Neo (also black). She is definitely mummy’s girl; she follows me around the house, speaking to me and giving head bumps and rubs. Small or large, cats are the epitome of stunning evolution made manifest in the perfection of a cat.
I should say that this is my dog. She is a black long-coat German Shepherd, full pedigree name Bozeta’s Flame Creek. She is basically like my child. I had a brief attempt at a pet portrait with her today. It is something I would rather like to try out on a bigger scale, with friends’ dogs and a low-key studio set-up. I have barely edited the image. Look at that face!