"Wee Maxine" is sort of a dinky cat, which just adds to her appeal. I've studied her a lot and, of course, she has completely won my heart. I cat-sat her in 2012 too, and handled it in the same way...sketching each day and finalizing the experience with an oil painting.
(Aren't animals just the best?)
Here is a slideshow of the sketches. Direct link to photos HERE.
(Painting) Celeste Bergin, Maxine 2014, oil on 16x12 canvas panel