Don't they look like twins?
Okay, maybe not completely...but humor me here!
Anyhow, the little cat is indeed inspired by the big handsome one. And I had to prove I could design other animals other than sheep (tho there is really nothing wrong with sheep :D)
This guy is easier to create than the sheep, in that he is created entirely of "regular" yarn, and the seaming didn't seem particularly challenging.
With some luck, I'll have a new creature added to my growing menagerie fairly regularly, but I'm not promising anything.