Having kitties is a wonderfully healing thing. But it is work. I always consider myself incredibly lucky to have the energy and the financial means to own and look after my kitties. That isn’t the case for everyone.
For those that can’t the internet has helped (kitty videos are a wonderful thing), another help is art. Beautifully rendered realistic and fantasy depictions of kitties in all their glory.
A few decades ago I happened across the ultimate sleeping kitty sculpture and gifted it to a dear friend. She lives in a non-pet place and so it resides on her quilt still.
This artist (no signature so unknown now) has captured the essence of the peacefulness of a sleeping kitty. It is so accurate that when you catch sight of it out of the corner of your eye… you swear it just took a sighing breath.
Thank you artists everywhere that can capture reality like this.