Red was my first studio cat, we lived downtown and she would walk with me to drop off my artwork at the Tucson Museum of Art gift shop. She had six toes per paw, front and back. My kiln was at another location, which had grass, bushes and trees for her to explore. I would zip her in a backpack and we would ride the motorcycle there as I didn’t have a car. When it was time to go I’d call her up, put her back into the bag and we would go home.
Roswell & Simon
Roswell and Simon were kittens who grew up together, they were in the studio from the start, they had their own box on my work table, were very careful with my work and never broke a thing.
Roswell taught Little guy studio etiquette.
When Little Guy was not outside catching rabbits, he spent his time in my studio keeping me company.
Sam did not spend much time in the studio, he was elderly when he came to live with me, although he liked to be near me when I was on the computer.
All great cats are very respectful of my work and had excellent studio manners.
And then along comes Barnaby……. Another rescue, 2 years old, NO manners whatsoever, absolute disaster in the studio, bumps into giraffes and knocks them over, sits on half finished work, deliberately knocks tools off the workbench and to top it all off…….eats things in plastic!!!!!!!!
But he is great company and we are working on manners.