Though I have made a variety of cats and panthers, few of them have turned out well in photographs.  (Typical of a cat, isn't it?  Even the statues have a will of their own).

Cats are unique beings in and of themselves.  They have been connected with the divine since they enchanted the hearts of the ancient Egyptians.  
Earth (above left), Water (above right), Fire (below left) and Air (below right).  Polymer clay and metal.  2003.
New to 2003: 
"Cat Fish" 02.04
<---Cat keychain.  Polymer clay.