Several months ago I was introduced to these great animals. My friend Becca makes these by hand, each on is completely individual and a work of art. She handcrafts them by recycling old sweaters and notions. My daughter Hadass had to have the monkey, crafted out of argyle of course. We at kon-tent may have to have Becca teach us and our readers how she works her magic. Until then, you can find her Duckie Uglings at www.beccajo.etsy.com. I have a penchant for kitschy things like this and have a hard time not buying all of them. I have included a picture of a kitty named katy since we just adopted a cat from the local humane society ourselves and figured it too needed a good home to live in.