Cats. That is what I was thinking when I made these. They were done at the same time as the bowls you just saw.
My daughter-in-law liked the white cat so it went home with her. The others are still around. I think they will be going to the Tile Festival in Doylestown, PA, next month.
They are done in stoneware clay, painted with Velvet underglazes and using the technique I described not too long ago, where I scratch through to the underlayer of color, and fired at Cone 5.