Monday, January 19, 2009
Here he is, my first drawing of the new year. I met this bobcat on a recent visit to the local wildlife hospital and rescue center. Most of the animals there were being rehabilitated after injuries or being raised as orphans. The four adult bobcats were healthy enough to return to the wild, but they had been "humanized" - meaning they associate humans with food and shelter. Instead of being set free, the two pairs stay as foster parents to any orphaned or injured baby bobcats to minimize human contact. I will be donating a portion of my profit of sales of the original and limited edition prints to The Wildlife Center of New Mexico where this cat lives.