A few years ago I met a lovely lady while mooching around a Open Garden near here. She was painting the most beautiful pictures of animals. Since then I have commissioned some of my own little beasties and this evening I picked up the latest.
This is Ridley my beloved Seal Point Siamese. He passed away a few years ago but his legacy lives on in the way my kitchen is designed. He liked to sit on the kitchen counter and watch everything that was going on, so when the kitchen was redesigned this was taken into account. Ridley was the sweetest cat you could ever hope to meet except when stressed – then he turned into a feline hose pipe. You can see where his nickname of Ridley McPiddley came from. He will always live on in my heart and now I have this wonderful painting to help bring a smile to my face.