Cats are so characteristic of Bordallo Pinheiro.
They became known by its Cartoons and ceramics.
Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro worshiped cats. He, in a comic strip in the newspaper "Antonio Maria", confesses to being "cat in a previous life".
His cats were well known in his cartoons and in his ceramic pieces, maybe because cats are frequently scratching, an attitude very similar to his cartoons’ political satire.