During his early years, Aaron Benitez faced numerous challenges. Despite this, his artistic abilities as a visual effects artist and his originality have garnered him significant recognition. A major contributor to this is his use of his pet cat named Prince Michael in his artwork. In his latest project, Aaron’s furry feline friend played the role of Phil the cat, who happened to be the only kitten left at the adoption booth of Clearwater Animal Rescue that no one had adopted.
Once upon a time, there was a tiny kitty who teamed up with a family of mice to go on food-finding missions. Sadly, their adventure was interrupted by a human who chased them away. The kitten attempted to follow the mice home, but alas, he was too big to fit into their hole. Feeling disheartened, his adoptive mother threw him a birthday party as a bonding celebration. However, the “fake son” banner broke his spirit, and he left home feeling lonely and desolate yet again.
But there was a glimmer of hope for the small feline. He found a new home at a golf course where another cat was already employed by the caretaker. Both cats shared the responsibility of day-to-day chores and quickly became fast friends. The kitten was immensely grateful to have found a new home and wanted to do something special for his beloved human companion. Thus, he put his little brain into overdrive to come up with ways to show his appreciation.
When tasked with removing the mice residing on the golf course, Phil came across a family of mice. The mother mouse was distressed and worried about her little ones. Phil felt a sense of compassion towards them and decided to help rather than harm. He put the family in a box and attached it to gas-filled balloons. The mice family soared into the sky, but unfortunately, a cat attempted to attack the balloon string, causing the box to fall into the lake. Phil feared the worst, but to his amazement, the little ones held onto the balloons and flew away to safety. The cat had to leave the golf course and hitched a ride on a truck going to California. In the meantime, the mice family promised to search for the cat.