Probably not a Chartreux…

by Sarah Wilde
(Portland, OR, USA)

Portrait of Widget

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Portrait of Widget

My little Widget was the spawn of a feral cat that a neighbor was caring for, and almost certainly has no "breeding" whatsoever, but I couldn't help being struck by his similarity to this breed-- especially the short legs, solid body, woolly blue coat, large jowls, and the "late" maturity (Widget is now 8, and still crazy as a kitten). This is a portrait I did of Widget, with his favorite fetch toy.


Update: Larger format image:

Image is Copyright Sarah Wild. Go to Sarah's website "Wilde About Animals Custom Pet Portraits" to see more.

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Probably not a Chartreux...

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Nov 10, 2011 Sorry and thanks!
by: Michael

Sorry I didn't make it easier for you to find my email address! Forgot leave it in the comment. And thanks for sending me the larger format image.

I hope I have protected your copyright sufficiently.


Nov 10, 2011 Widget Painting
by: Sarah

I'd be happy to send a full size version, but not sure where to send it...?

Nov 10, 2011 Thanks!
by: Anonymous

Yes, Widget is a lovely boy. And this is actually a painting, not a photo--I do digital portraits with a Wacom tablet & Painter software.

Nov 10, 2011 it is an exquisite cat
by: Grahame

Whatever it is, it is an exquisite cat. And you seem to be a really fine photographer.

Nov 10, 2011 Picture
by: MIchael

Not a Chartreux unless there were two feral Chartreux mating nearby!

But a really lovely photograph - well done - and a fine looking cat. You should send me the photo in an email (large format) and I'll publish a large format version of it.

Thanks for showing us your cat.

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