This is Frosty, the favorite of a local no-kill cat shelter here in Spokane called Partners 4 Pets. He’s pretty old and kinda mangey, but the volunteers seem to love him. The founder of P4P, Kathy Harthan, was his foster mom for a time.

My husband and I adopted one of our cats from this shelter many years ago. I received an invitation to a fundraising event for P4P and thought I’d donate a painting for their silent auction. The staff there recommended a painting of Frosty since he was a favorite and would be easily recognized by many of the shelter-goers.

Kathy Harthan’s daughter ended up purchasing this piece for Kathy’s birthday (which happened to be the day following the auction)! Frosty couldn’t have gone to a happier home.

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