Jamie and Otto’s farewell

Jamie and Otto

After a spate of break-ins in her London home, Otto’s owner feared for her cat’s safety. My friend Jamie stepped in like a gallant knight to the rescue and offered to keep the cat safe here in Norwich (perhaps with the secret hope of winning the owner’s heart in the process). Over six months, playing with string and putting up with furry pillows, Jamie won Otto’s heart, and in turn Otto won his. This painting commemorates their bond in the days before Otto was returned to his original owner.