Margay Cat | American Girl
Even though he’s from Lea’s collection, Arista has pretty much claimed the margay cat – which makes sense considering she’s my mini me. With his mischievous expression, he reminds me a lot of my mom-in-law’s equally mischievous cat, Drake, who’s been my favorite ever since she rescued him and his three brothers as kittens a few years ago.
Cats in the Cabinet
When I went to go see Lea’s collection in person, the margay cat was the first thing that really jumped out at me – partially thanks to the new packaging for the soft-bodied animals. The open view box made it easy for me to find a cat with a cute face and good stitching.
Pick me! Pick me!
The margay cat is a little bigger than Tutu, and not quite as stuffed. Instead, it has a slightly beanie middle, which makes it easier to pose or stay put under Arista’s arm. Unlike Tutu, the margay cat has embroidered eyes (a trend that started with Grace’s French Bulldog last year). They’re a little less realistic, but still cute.
Comparing the Cats
I was finally able to come up with a name for my margay cat this evening. For the past few months, I’ve been on such a Miraculous Ladybug kick, I thought it’d be fun to incorporate “Chat” into his name, after “Chat Noir,” the impish half of the show’s crime-fighting duo. I settled on “Chat d’Or” since his coat is different shades of gold, or just “Chat” for short.
Is it weird to give a cat from Brazil a French name? Maybe, but since he’s Arista’s cat and Arista’s got Grace’s hair and tends to use Grace’s things the most out of all the others, I think it works. 😉