Wagapalooza is set for May 21, and this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s theme is The Wild West.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I titled this artwork Ã¢â‚¬ËœMiles MacPhee: Showdown with Miss Kitty,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and it was a great honor to do this work for the Animal Care Center,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Cheryl.
But wait. Those arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t six shooters in those holsters. They look like bottles of water. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up with that?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to use guns or any violent imagery, and was going to feature a lasso instead. When I was working on it, one of my cats jumped onto the desk and wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get down, so I threatened to get out the water bottle,Ã¢â‚¬Â Cheryl says. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thus, ala Steam Boat Willy, I decided to replace the lasso with water filled spray bottles and make the drawing a showdown.Ã¢â‚¬Â
(Russ often uses the spray bottle torture on me when I jump on his desk and I can vouch for its effectiveness.)
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By the way, Cheryl says Miles was a big fan of cats and would never have shot one. Below, Miles with his own cat, Rocky.