People are going mad for this incredibly regal portrait of a cat

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Every self-respecting monarch has a royal portrait. And that’s no different for Luna, an incredibly regal cat from Canada.

Her owner, Kimberly Summerscales, painted the Himalayan half-Siamese moggie, nicknamed Lady Luna, holding a bright pink dollar-store cat toy like a sceptre.

“Luna has always been a bit… well, cheeky towards most,” says Kimberley.

Kimberley's portrait of Luna in all its glory (Kimberly Summerscales/PA)
Kimberley’s portrait of Luna in all its glory (Kimberly Summerscales/PA)

“I’m sure she also believes herself to be royalty in this house.”

Luna’s aristocratic attitude wasn’t the only thing that inspired the painting.

Luna gives a glare from behind a plant
Her owner says it’s Luna’s mannerisms that make her a lady (Kimberly Summerscales/PA)

The 26-year-old, who is originally from South Africa but now lives in Ontario, said it took about a month for her to complete the painting, which was done with acrylics.

“It was originally supposed to be sort of a gag picture,” she says, “but the longer I spent on it the more detailed it became.”

Kimberley holds Luna
Kimberley says Luna behaves like a princess around the house (Kimberly Summerscales/PA)

And if you want a vintage-looking painting of your own pet, she’s now offering her animal portrait services in her Etsy store.

The cat sits on a scratching post
Luna playing in her kingdom’s cat tower (Kimberly Summerscales/PA)

But what does Luna think of all this?

“Besides being very jealous of all the attention it has gotten,” Kimberley says, “I’m not really sure she knows what it is.”

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