My youngest son loves animals. So when I decided to bite the bullet and make a door stop already so I don't have to use random crap to hold the door open we decided on a cat. I googled cat images. Cats are kinda lumpy bumpy and I really wanted to use a Milo tin to hold the dirt for weight. Not very lumpy bumpy. One of the images led me to Wee Folk Art where they had a stylistic cylindrical cat. So I used that as a jumping point.