After graduating from College, I grabbed a job out of town and had to leave my sweet dog behind with my parents .......sad. I was missing a pet in my life. A friend took pity on me (ummm or so I THOUGHT) and suggested I give a loving home to his dwarf bunny Thumper. Thumper was tiny and sweet........cute as a bunny as a matter of fact.......but NOT a good house pet....after several days of picking up rabbit poop from every nook and cranny, Thumper was dubbed "Dumper" and after mentioning to my friend that he forgot to mention the fact that sweet bunny wasn't litter trained agreed to find him a new place to live( he did end up in a lovely home with a patient person). So along came Hercules, better known as Herkemer Von Cat!
Why Hercules??? well let me tell you...............do you remember the Hercules cartoon? I'm not sure if this was solely a Canadian cartoon, but it was essentially a cartoon centering around the Mythological figure of Hercules. Anyway there was this little half horse/half boy character named Newton. Now newton used to say ..........hey herc! over here herc, over here!!! So in my silliness, I wanted to be able to call the cat that way..............still reading??? So that's how the name Hercules came about............but what about the von cat business? Well this sweet little domestic bred kitty had the cutest little goatee, which reminded me of Vincent Van Gough.........and I'm not really sure if Van Gough had a goatee, but it seemed to me he should have...........so Herkermer Van Cat got slightly edited to Von Cat and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the Sound of Musics Von Trapp family, but I'm rambling again and well in any case, I loved that cat and he loved Cantaloupe!!! yep, if there was any cantaloupe remotely around this cat would go SNAKY...........well maybe Catty..........He'd beg, rub against you and snatch a piece of cantaloupe out of my hand........have you ever had a cat that had a weird food obsession??
It's really interesting what memories on simple little image can evoke! You can find Scuba Kitty
at Paper Romance~! While you're there, check out these Cute Companions Stamps that Amy has available for Preorder! I just had to have a bunch!!! Can't wait to get them~
Scuba Kitty was coloured in the C Grey series along with BG's for water and shadows! Dotted paper is from a special collection from Archivers that I purchased last summer. Swirly border is made with an EK Success Christmas Flourish Border Punch! Sentiment, from High Hopes, is also available at Paper Romance