Scottish Fold cat custom painting by Bitsy Knox! Art portraits of pet dogs & cats.

cat portrait, painting

Looks like Basil has been cloned! How did I end up with two fuzzy-faces? Read on to find out.

curious cat

We received a large package from artist Bitsy Knox. Basil Farrow couldn’t wait to look inside.

scottish fold cat body

He seems to be saying, “Hurry up and open it!”

cat sniffing box, package

Fragile… what could it be?

flat face short nose cat

Basil gives it a smell test. Doesn’t seem like there is anything yummy inside.

teddy bear scottish fold cat

Maybe sitting on it will provide some clues?

special breeds of cats

Look at how the cardboard sinks under his weight!

cat scratching marking territory

Time to use his big paws to try to open the cardboard.

cat with paw raised, walking

Inside, there’s a giant canvas enveloped by bubble wrap. My Scottish Fold immediately climbs on it.

scottish fold cat paws, feet

He likes the texture of bubble wrapping, for some reason.

buddha sitting position scottish fold cats

(Check out the sideways paws!)

overweight breed cat

Could this be a comfortable new cushion? Not quite…

triple folded ears cat

I opened it up, while this curious cat kept watch. His triple-folded ears are so cute.

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“Wahhh! It’s a portrait of me!”

cat custom portrait painted

Isn’t the resemblance uncanny? Basil’s round face, plush fur and short tail are perfectly rendered

customized pet portraits

Huge thanks to Bitsy Knox, a Canadian artist living and working in Berlin, for this adorable painting.

cat painting

Her work can be seen at If you are interested in having your cat or dog painted by Bitsy, please contact her via her website.

scottish fold cats profile face

The photos speak for themselves… she’s so talented!

bitsy knox canadian artist

Love the blue contrast background, and the cut-out shape of the canvas.

crazy cat lady gifts

Would you like a custom painting of your cat or dog? Just contact Bitsy Knox through her website, and send her a few photos.

cat lying on side painting

She’ll create a custom work that perfectly captures your pet’s look and personality. It would be the perfect Xmas or holiday gift, especially for animal lovers.

round head fluffy cat

Want to see my Scottish Fold cat in action? Here’s a new video of Basil exercising by jumping hurdles and going through tunnels. Isn’t he athletic?

Watch it above. With some creativity, you can make Scottish Folds do a workout!

cat lovers gifts, art

Looks like I now have two cute cats… Wouldn’t you like a customized pet painting too? You can find out more and see other examples of Bitsy Knox’s work here.

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Baby lion wearing a crown! Scottish Fold cat in a king hat.

ronan farrow daily, scottish fold cat

Everyone says Basil Farrow looks like a baby lion cub..

cat wearing crown

… so it made sense to give him a royal crown, marked with a B!

scottish fold cat tongue out

Do you think he’d be a compassionate, cuddly ruler?

baby lion in crown

Here’s his attempt at being fierce.

proud lion crown

Basil has a proud nature, the crown suits him well.

baby lion roaring

When we put it on his head, he let out a lion roar!

lion cub yawn cute

Or is it more of a yawn?

synergy kombucha drink

This squish-faced Scottish Fold was recently featured in China’s biggest fashion magazine, Ray Li.

paula's choice moisturizer

He poses with La Carmina’s favorite beauty products by Paula’s Choice, the moisturizer and sunscreen.

wedderspoon manuka honey

We all love Wedderspoon manuka honey.

ray li, china fashion magazine

Here’s a scan of Ray Li – international beauty issue of the Chinese magazine, featuring La Carmina…

paula's choice sunscreen, beauty products

… and her smoosh faced cat in the top left corner!

cat licking paws

Enough of the modeling, it’s time to give those big paws a lick,

sleepy scottish fold

and head to bed. zzz!

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Chester, the Scottish Fold kitten! Cat lost before Air Canada cargo flight.

scottish fold cat lost in cargo

Look who we met and photographed… Chester, the baby grey Scottish Fold cat! He made the news earlier this year for disappearing before an Air Canada cargo flight, and turning up a month later.

scottish fold kitten chester

The Scottish Fold community has been helping Chester’s owner ever since he first went missing. Fortunately, he’s back safe and sound, and in great health.

grey baby scottish fold cat

Chester was participating in the TICA cat show in White Rock, British Columbia. We came by to meet him, and take these big-eyed photos!

vancouver cat show winner

This celebrity kitten is as sweet and soft as you’d expect. I wonder what happened to Chester during the month that he was missing.

amanda stewart, chester lost cat

His owner, Amanda Stewart, was reluctant to have Chester’s breeder send him from Montreal to Vancouver via Air Canada cargo. Unfortunately, her fears were justified… He was dropped off at Montreal Airport on May 21, 2014 at 10am. At 12 noon his cage was empty.

scottish fold kitten dangling

After a month of searching and frustration, Amanda finally heard the incredible news: the earless cat came back!

chester, air canada lost cat

Air Canada Live Cargo found the grey kitten alive but thin in the airfield of Montreal Airport, exactly 4 weeks to the day he was lost.

scottish fold cat show judging

The vet checked him out, and despite the lost weight, Chester was healthy and calm.

show winners, scottish fold kittens

Once he got a clean bill of health, an Air Canada employee flew him to Vancouver in first class, and Chester got to sit on her knee like a little prince. He arrived at his new and final home on June 27th 2014.

chester, airline cargo cat escaped

I wish my fold, Basil, could ask Chester what happened! I’m dubious that Chester was able to survive on rainwater and moths for a month… Scottish Folds aren’t exactly the aggressive hunter types, especially kittens. They’re also so gentle and trusting, and wouldn’t hide from people (especially if there was food being put out).

grey baby scottish fold cat

My theory is that someone found and ‘borrowed’ him for a bit… but we’ll never know. The important thing is he’s back and happy.

montreal airport lost scottish fold cat

How cute is Chester, on the cat show judging table? He was the only Fold so he took part in the general cat breed category.

scottish fold cat

The judge checked his big eyes, tiny ears and body! So sweet.

British Shorthair Brown Mackerel Tabby

Chester’s “sister” Abby also took part in the cat show. (on the left)

british shorthair cat show

Abby is a British Shorthair brown mackerel tabby.

dangers shipping cats cargo

Her lovely coloring and temperament earned her high marks.

air canada cargo missing cat

She took home quite a few awards, including first place wins!

brown british shorthair cats

It was a lot of fun to see a cat show. So many different breeds – tailless, hairless, big and small — all treated like royalty by their doting owners.

young female british shorthairs

There were a few British Shorthairs there (many Scottish Folds are cross-bred with this breed, including Basil Farrow).

cat show judge, examination

They’re so kind and well-raised, these cats will never scratch!

winning british shorthair show cat

It was lovely to meet Abby, Chester and Amanda! Their story has a happy ending, but it illustrates the dangers and discomforts of flying pets in cargo… We all hope that pet owners will consider other, safer alternatives to transporting cats and dogs.

folded ears scottish fold cat

You can see more adorable photos of this lost-and-found grey kitten, on Chester’s Facebook page

chester, amanda stewart

And don’t forget to add my Scottish Fold cream cat, Basil Farrow, and check out his blog for photos.

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