I’ve known Shelby, my friend and neighbor, for almost 7 years. We’ve watched each others’ pets while the other is on vacation. That’s trust right there. She has been such a good friend to me, and helped me with the deaths of two of my kitty pals over the years. To express my thanks, I wanted to surprise her with portraits of her furry family. One of her friends conspired with me; she snapped pictures of her gang and sent them my way to work from. See the finished project below. The canvases are small; four inches square and an inch an a half deep. The surprise unveiling was a success!