Katja is a Cornish Rex, bred by my friend, Cindy Regoni, DVM in Houston. Rex cats are known for their beautiful, wavy coats, as can be seen in my paintings. [See more Animal Portraits]
Unfortunately, Katja did not have that wavy coat for most of her life. The paintings I did of her reflect how gray and "downy" her coat was.
A couple of years ago, Katja developed kidney disease. She got very thin and weak, lost the light in her eyes, and developed a very dull personality. We feared she would not live past January.
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UPDATE: Our Katja passed away on January 28, 2017 at the age of 19. We miss her terribly.
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