Calico Stray Cat
by Ee Shaun Soh
The stray cat can be found loitering in most kopitiams (local coffee shops) and HDB void decks, and are often fed by cat lovers living in the same neighbourhood. This plush toy is inspired by the artist’s first drain cat Kooky, a calico cat with a fat tummy and cow-like patterns on her body. Cats are fussy, obsessed with cleanliness, and are instinctively toilet-trained. Every cat has their unique personality and temperament, but collectively it is almost as if they suit the Singaporean psyche - clean, neat, conservative, and safe.