I think that this is one of the most realistic animal stitching patterns that I have found.
It was made using a Sparkle Stitch card pattern - downloaded from 'Add Some Sparkle'. The pink and black mats were cut using Carnation Crafts Shabby dies. The sentiment comes from a box of various ones I must have had for years.
It looks so much more realistic in the 'flesh'. The pattern seems to make the body of the cat seem rounded. I know quite a few cat lovers and this will be destined for one of them. I quite like cats but would prefer a dog - if I could cope with having a pet again. My last dog was a beautiful black and white English Springer Spaniel. He was gorgeous. Ah well!!