Drypoint etching, 300×200, June 2015
Hachitaro and Kuro were both neighbourhood wild cats at our previous house. Kuro was an outdoor cat for about a year and a half, and had an injury at the base of his tail. Hachitaro was abandoned by his mother at the age of about two or three weeks. At that time, we had a Holly-leaved hellebore (H. corsicus) about a meter wide just outside our gate.