All animals have personalities, just like humans. Anyone who has ever had one can attest to this. Golden is a very lovable pet, even to strangers. It seems she always wants to be 'where the action is', a rare thing for most cats.
She would sit for hours just like a statue and was very easy to paint. When painting a commission of a pet, I prefer photographs. It is best to know as much about the animal as possible, as I try to capture their traits.