Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

Not so hugely celebrated in the UK, this day is nevertheless quite big in Germany, and I myself grew up with the tradition of leaving my shoe out overnight to receive presents from this lovely man. 🙂

Here are my 3 rascals wishing you a Happy Sankt Nikolaus! 



Kitty Art Sketch of Lugosi, Spider & Ruby

I recently met this Danish artist, Thomas Dalsgaard Clausen, on Instagram (@onedrawingdaily).

Thomas makes sketches and beautiful drawings of all kinds of pets (and humans and other things too), and you can enter his draw to have one or more of your pets sketched by him for free

He also takes commissions for pet portraits – click here if you would like a drawing of your cat or dog or other pet

This is the wonderful free sketch he made for me of my 3 rascals…. 


The above is only a free, quick sketch that he did for me, but here are some examples of his beautiful commissioned work.

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Spider, Ruby & Lugosi Cartoon Art

A huge thanks to Ashleigh of _.pet.editing._ for doing these cute cartoons of my 3 rascals and myself!

Click here to see her other gorgeous pet edits on Instagram! 🙂


And another one with their “mummy” 😀



Kitty Love Letters In The Sand

Sorry, I have not posted much on this blog the last week or so due to… well, as you can see, I have been too busy with other stuff like hanging around on the beach drawing kitty love letters in the sand… 😉

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And one from the night before… 



The Boys’ 16th Birthday Celebrations

Since I was out this morning/lunchtime doing a photo shoot, we had to leave the main bulk of Lugosi & Spider’s birthday party to the afternoon… but they appreciated every second of it, just take a look at these photos & the video. 🙂

First they posed a little bit for the camera with their birthday card that mummy gave them. 


And then came the stick treats, nom! Don’t worry, Spider got some too! 


Later, they all lined up for their favourite: TUNA! Even though it’s not Ruby’s birthday, the boys thought they should share some with her so she doesn’t feel left out.  


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Wonderful Cat Art of my 3 Rascals by Thomas Baden-Riess

Thomas Baden-Riess, who drew this wonderful pawtrait of Ruby, Lugosi & Spider for me, is a pencil artist and author. He is available for commission of pencil portraits of pets and loved ones. He also produces more elaborate works of art, and his books are available on Amazon.

Click here to check out his works of art on his website, or to make a commission. You can also follow Thomas on Facebook and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.  

Thanks you so much, Thomas.  This is really beautiful and I adore the drawing!  I have already framed it, but still need to find the purrfect place to hang it.

Lugosi: “Hmmm. He didn´t quite catch me in the best light!”  Barbarella: “Well, at least *I* love it!”.




The original photo (3 cats in IKEA boxes)