|Queen Elizabeth II in her ceremonial robes|
featuring finest Canadian ermine
|An ermine - the preserve of Royalty,|
unlike the humble cat
|Note both the ragged dress of the pedlar, and the tabby cat skin hanging from his pack|
|Henry VIII in robes trimmed with ermine.|
Would you feel differently about the portrait if the fur was cat instead of ermine?
|Cat skins look best on the cat|