I continue to hit the local thrift stores (one store in particular). Do any of you remember Calico Critters (also known as Sylvanian Families)? They are little flocked animals with joints and clothing.
When I was about 11 or 12, my dad gave me one he bought as a gift during a business trip. It's special to me because my dad rarely bought me anything--it was usually my mom--and I liked that it was a "dad" cat.
It's showing its age, but I still love it.
I recently found three "kittens" and thought they would make a good family.
Now my dad cat has some company on the shelf. :-)