While I was sleeping…

My regular readers will know that I have a little white tip to my tail.   Here it is in action:

However irresistible it might be, while I’m asleep I don’t expect my tail to be used for purposes outside my control.

This morning, I was napping quietly on my office chair when a certain artist decided he’d try a little experiment.   Apparently, he had exhausted the possibilities of pin-feathers and was looking for alternative amusement.

Purdey Painting 1

Rose madder or yellow ochre? Can’t quite decide…

I slept right through this hilarious exercise, and only discovered the photographs later when they were downloaded onto the computer.  You can imagine my concern.  I have checked my tail, and the end of it is still pure white.   I am, however, going to be sleeping with it tucked under my bottom from now on.

Purdey Painting 3

Purdey cropAdvisory note:  No cats’ tails were harmed or coloured in the production of this feature.   Do not try this yourself!


  1. I imagine that would be very difficult to paint with, particularly with a live cat attached to it. It’s at the other end of the scale from a pin feather, isn’t it? Amazing that she slept through it, I wonder if someone could paint with my feet while I’m asleep.

    • Especially with Purdey, I think any art work would necessarily have to be quick and sketchy! That’s a very good point, but I do not know who would hold the copyright if someone painted with your feet while you were asleep!

  2. Too funny!

  3. How cute!!
    And that’s a good idea to try in my studio! But, I need a cat… (:D Just kidding)
    By the way, I still miss my tomcat, Tommy.

    • You haven’t read Purdey’s advice at the end! 🙂 I’m so sorry you still miss Tommy! 😦 He was a lovely cat and I remember your photos of him. I hope that another cute little cat will come into your life soon!

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