This image was begun a while ago, as an idea of what my three cats would look like as gryphons. I picked out birds that matched them and then experimented a little, but I abandoned it quickly. Soon after, Pipsqueak, my black-and-white cat, died at the age of 19. This image was completed as a tribute to her, and to all the cats out there who brought a little warmth into our lives. My computer tweaked the colors a little, sorry.