The Well-Read Cat
My scanner isn't big enough to capture the whole image, so I'll have to describe the rest. The inspiration for this painting is a friend's cat, who really did put herself on the bookshelf, posing as a furry bookend.
The rest of the books on this kitty's reading list are 101 Siamese Kittens (the blue book), The Ninth Life, and Mousing for DUMMIES. I found this kitty's picture on the web--it looks quite a bit like mom's Annie-cat too, which may be one of the reasons it was so fun to paint.