Most people would, upon seeing this picture, think “cute” and that would be that.
But around the same time I saw this kitten, I also saw these bears. “Cute”.
But not me.
Thinking “cute” is too easy.
I had to immediately whittle a cat.
Where “immediately” approximates “8 months” because that’s how long it took me to do. It’s only my fourth whittled project ever, and there is a lot of white space in the design.
But, when I gifted this to my sister-in-law for Christmas, she immediately yelled “it’s Tim!” which I count as a massive success. Tim is her boyfriend’s cat, and the one I based the maquette on.