Wait! 200 characters? Uh oh. Animals are the only thing that makes life worth living. Painting pictures of them, I feel honors them, especially ones who have never been watched and appreciated in their lives. Especially abused animals, I feel personally responsible to tell them how much I love them and cherish them and apologize that the rest of the world doesn't recognize their amazing beauty.
I feel sitting with a cat on your lap is the highest pinnacle of happiness for me.