It took me forever and a day to finally complete this long awaited acrylic commission for a customer. This is the third painting I have done for this client, but for some reason it was the most difficult. This cat was so special to her that I was afraid I wouldn't do him justice. "Cosmos" was a Persian rescue cat who only had less than a year with his new owner before sickness took him from her. He deserved a much longer life, but spent the majority of it not cared for properly by his previous owners, which led to his illness. She cherished the short time she spent with him, as I'm sure he did in return. Sometimes the brief time we have them are the most cherished.