is one of my cats. We got her from the Humane Society at three months
old, and chose her for her beautiful Torby coloring and fluffy tail,
and because she licked my nose when I picked her up. Tara has a
bit of a wild streak in her, although she has mellowed a lot lately.
I couldn't believe it the first time she assumed this pose - it
was so regal and refined - not at all like the rest of her personality.
She seemed to sense that it pleased me and started sitting that
way a lot. I could almost hear her saying "Well, what are you
waiting for? Go get some clay!" And, of course, as soon as
I showed up with the clay, just as I got settled to work on it,
she would get up and walk away. This piece is called "Tara
II" because a smaller (half-sized) version I did several years
earlier (called "Tara") sold out, and I liked the piece
so much that I missed having it around."