Artist Svetlana Petrova says that she was in a creative slump when a friend suggested that her cat, Zarathustra, would make an amusing muse.
"Zarathustra likes posing and is a really intelligent cat. He likes to lie on his back and make strange faces like he's speaking with somebody, so I began to take photos of him and inserted them into paintings," Petrova tells the BBC.
"I liked the result so I sent it to some friends, other artists and galleries. Everyone laughed so much, so I made a website, but then forgot about it because I had another project."