This is the story of a poor painter who's housekeeper brings home a cat instead of food. While he did not initially like the cat, he eventually grew to like it and even named it "Good Fortune." In a lucky change of luck, the monks at the local temple choose to commission him to paint a painting for them of they dying Buddha being surrounded by all of the animals coming to pay homage to him. The painter is saddened that he can not include a cat in the painting, since the common believe is that cat's are cursed because their pride prevented them from bowing before Buddha and they are, therefore, not allowed into Nirvana. How will the artist deal with this internal turmoil?