"Lola" is for Joel, who commissioned two portraits of his girlfriend's cats. Lola, the Himalayan, is the vigilant guard cat and likes roaming around the house looking for squirrels and birds out the window. She was born without a tail, but has a little nub that wiggles a lot.
When Joel first met her, she was shy, which was probably due to the fact that she was brought into a house in which the other cat, Jake, had preceded her for several years. Now that they've moved into Joel's home, the two cats seem to be on more of an equal footing, and Lola is much more extroverted. She even jumped on Joel's desk to help him pick which photos to send!