Maya my Bengal girl is famous this Christmas! Denise Laurent, the well-known cat artist, used Maya as a model for a Christmas card, aptly titled “The Bell Ringer”.
Now Bengals Illustrated, the best magazine devoted to Bengals, have chosen “The Bell Ringer” as their front cover festive issue:
Photo used by kind permission of Denise Laurent of www.thepaintedcat.co.uk. Copyright Denise Laurent.
Doesn’t Maya look great? I must say that the painting makes her look suspiciously innocent – Den has captured her playfulness and that wonderful butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-my-mouth expression that Bengals are known for. Angelic is not a word I would use to describe my little Bengal rascal!
I asked Maya how she felt about being a pin-up for Bengals. Her reply was unprintable as she was busy tucking into festive turkey and not in the least interested in making small-talk!