Since I have a small feline herd running around here at home, decided to use live models as inspiration. Other than a small color change of white in the face, this was modeled after Boomer, boss cat of the group. My dear friend Margie gave him to us while we were in search of a kitten. Boomer is a Kiwi farm boy and a tidy version of his Uncle Raggedy (aka "Rags"), a wise old farm cat whose lumbering about the farm resembled the walk of a racoon.
Boomer is made of needle felted mixed wool, tussah silk, and cotton