This painting is actually of Hemingway's garden and the cat lives in his garden. The tiled urinal that he is standing on was brought from the bar (Joe's) in Key West by Hemingway when the bar was being torn down or remodeled. Hemingway's wife thought it was disgusting; however, Hemingway refused to part with it. She placed the tiles around the thing and the cats stand on it to drink from the barrel of water. I thought the story was interesting so snapped a photo and used the photo as a reference. Enjoy!