This is my good luck cat, a maneki neko. I spent hours (just ask Batman) going through Chinatown in San Fransisco looking for one which was the perfect size and didn’t have a sinister expression. Then we went away for a weekend and our horrible flatmate somehow managed to crack it almost in half and chip its poor wee nose.
But here he is, keeping an eye on our new kitchen!
(Oh yea, the bricks are pink..really!)