When I was a little girl, I saw creatures like this before, though often shadowy with more cat-like eyes. This was before furbies came out and I didn't learn of Totoro's till over 10 years later.
So seeing this piece, with your fantastic colors and the emotion of the creature brings back a set of very happy memories in my childhood. No cartoons or commercials. Just pure fantasy/mythical love. Thank you so much.