It's been slim pickings at the auction houses lately. Not sure why, but there hasn't been anything really cool (in my world) to bid on for a long time. Yesterday, I went to the auction house in Santa Cruz. Someone's collections of cat items were on the auction block so I figured I had nothing to lose by checking it out. While I was there, I was going head to head with another dealer for the kitty in the center of the top photo. Which was the best out of all the lots. I didn't stay for the whole auction, so I left some silent bids on everything else. It's always a surprise when I go back the next day and see what I've won.