this is monkey, i originally wanted a monkey, but when i read about the upkeep, i got a cat named monkey instead. yes she is as she looks. a "pip". ah another great old word. she spends alot of her time on my back, around my neck and ninja attacks when i least expect it. why just yesterday i was trying to talk on the phone and she kept trying to get the phone away from me.this is her awaiting an attack, but the flash of the camera lights her position. shes tucked atop my computer, at night its dark in that pocket. as i stood up to reach for something in the shelf above her, i was given a good furry paw swipe, as you can see in her expression. she has shown up in a few of my paintings, and i am tempted to put a stripe down my nose like hers. i am a member of her tribe.