Know how they say domestic cats are "the tiger in the house"? Well, spend $4K and get a Toyger if you really want the closest thing to a tiny Panthera tigris.
A designer cat meant to publicize the plight of tigers in the wild, the Toyger has been a registered breed since 1993. The someday goal of the woman behind the breed, Judy Sugden, is a white-bellied critter with that iconic orange and black spotstripy coat. Apparently they love water -- like their gazillion-pound originals -- and are affectionate and smart.
Yum, huh? They are rather pretty, as this article from LIFE makes most clear. And here's the breed's main website.