Maggie, you REALLY had a rough day - cat wise! I bet he's going to be just fine outside and may even become friendlier!
Also, that's great about the back patio! I know you're going to love that.
I pick my sketch first and then go from there. I'm going to try to do like y'all and get the image, paper, and then color. Maybe that will go better for me.
We got up to 90 degrees here today!! NICE! But, it's suppose to cool down to the high 60's or so tomorrow and Wednesday. Crazy weather! The mesquite trees are starting to put on buds (that's how we tell it won't freeze anymore (usually)) so I also got a few pots of flowers planted. No roof yet......two guys worked all day Sat. and Sun. taking off the old one and putting tar paper up. They're waiting on the roofing material to get here and then they'll do that. Said there will be at least 10 guys up here then! Oh JOY!!! More banging around - and barking!!