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A Mother's Love by OneSaltyMama A Mother's Love by OneSaltyMama
We Won!!!! Very first win for 2014!!!!

Bid for La Luna

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PrismaColor Colored pencil on black paper.


I wheeled myself through the door, down the ramp and to the car. My best friend Sophie, held the passenger door open for me. I rode up next to the car and lifted myself up out of the chair and into the seat. I picked my legs up and swung them in. Sophie closed the car door, folded up my wheel chair, packed it in the trunk and climbed in the driver's seat. 
"Are you sure we should be going to the Elsevier Facility?" She asked me.
"Hell yeah! I've always wanted to see the big cats race! It'll be exciting!" I said with a smile. Sophie rolled her eyes, started the engine and drove off. 
She was overly protective of me. Ever since the accident, she looked after me. I felt bad most times. I wished I could change things for her but in reality, I needed her, and she knew it. 
We pulled into the Elsevier Facilities for the Shedu Cats. I practically had my face smashed against the window the way I was looking out it. Beautiful cats in every color being worked in fields by their handlers. There were pens with barns and big cats lounging around. And just off in the distance a grand stand with and track, right on the coast line of the ocean. 
I couldn't believe my eyes. My heart was pounding out of my chest at the sight of those magnificent beasts. The facility was absolutely luxurious and accommodating. 
Sophie pulled the car around into the parking lot near one of the big barns and shut off the engine. She got out and walked around to the trunk, while I waited in torment for her to hurry up. 
She opened my door, the chair waiting for me. I lifted myself out of the seat with my arms and plopped down in the wheel chair as fast as possible. I swung my legs into place and took off for the barns. 
"Wait up!" Sophie shouted behind me, I just laughed and kept going.
Inside was the sweet spell of pine and  animal. Something you rarely got in the city. A large group of people stood around in the isle, listening to a jockey tell about his experiences on the race track. Behind him in one of the stalls was the big, furry face of a Shedu Cat. The cat lovingly pressed his head against the bars to be scratched by his jockey. Everyone "oooed" and "awwed" at the sight of them. 
I smiled, envious of the jockey. How I longed to ride one of those cats and compete in the races. But with my legs being immobile, that would never happen. 
The crowd of tourists moved off, following the jockey down the isle. We filled behind, taking in the luxury of our surroundings. 
The jockey took us to the pens with barns. Inside were mother Shedus and their cubs. The cubs ran to the fence to greet the visitors. One in particular caught my eye. A pretty black female with a silver mane and tail. She trotted over and sat just out of reach of the visitors. She watched the other cubs roll around and play, not caring to join in the excitement. She gazed around, and locked eyes on me. I felt a strange connection with her that instant. Her tiny kitten ears pricked forward and her tail flicked just for a second. An unspoken language formed between us as we gazed at each other from afar. 
Sophie interrupted "hey! Are you paying attention? The group is leaving us." 
I broke the gaze and looked up at her "Oh sorry, yeah" and followed the group as the walked on to the next part of the tour. I looked back at the little cub. Her mother had joined her, a beautiful silver leopard cat, and was beginning to give her a tongue bath. The pretty cub gazed at me again, like she was sad to see me go, and something in my heart tugged a little bit. "I'd be back" I promised, I'd be back...


Art (c) me, Kumonryu3

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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Congratulations! :dummy:
The picture is so adorable and beautifully drawn and the story was really touching. :heart:
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :) 
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
You're welcome! ^^
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SpecklArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congrats :) She's adorable in this picture!
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SpecklArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Congrats. :D He's adorable. ^^
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She* 
THANKS!!! :)
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Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Oh. XD Well, SHE is PURRFECT. :3 I'll be ordering one after my RL cat. ^^ She looks Siamese...Can a Shedu look Siamese?
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm idk. Maybe? This it the color chart. sheducats.deviantart.com/art/S…
Maybe if you did brown with Siam and extreme roaming? That's alot of points tho! Dang!
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ArtisticAngels Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute!
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Russian-Grassland Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SO ADORABLE!!!
omg
so so so so so so so so cute!
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! I'm glad you think so! :)
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MUSONART Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such touching work! * wipes his tears *
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks :heart:
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LadyNyght Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Aw
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Danesippi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
awe so adorable - very pretty work <3
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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FineVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW O.O
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good wow?
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FineVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, a VERY good wow :)
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Pandion-Equine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Bawwww, this is so cute! Look at those big blue eyes. Good luck!
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!! :)
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
AWWWW.  Good luck!
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OneSaltyMama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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