Simon the cat in uniform was painted for the ‘Go Compare Pet Insurance Honourable Pets’ ad campaign.
Simon was a well-loved cat on the HMS Amethyst, he kept the lower decks free of mice and other rodents. The ship was involved in the Yangtze incident in Nanjing. The ship came under attack of Chinese communists and the captain, a Lieutenant Commander Skinner was shot and killed. Simon the cat received medical attention and managed to survive the whole ordeal. Unfortunately, on the way home, Simon had to be put into quarantine and contracted a virus, which eventually killed him. He too received the Dickin medal for bravery.
All of our pet portraits including Simon our lovely cat in uniform painting are hand-painted using premium Winsor & Newton oils onto a high quality duck cotton canvas. Please allow between 4 – 6 weeks from commissioning your dog paintings to receiving it. If you are ordering a dog or cat portrait painting as a gift for a special occasion and are on a tight time frame we can send you or your recipient personalised gift vouchers.Back to Portfolio