This guy is very proud and handsome whether you use him for his intended purpose as a boot scraper or as a sculpture sitting on a windowsill, shelf, or mantle. Comprised of cast iron with a black painted finish and great patina. His rounded end base has holes for mounting if you desire to use him as a boot scraper. Some have said he would make a great door stop as well. My favorite place to view him is proudly strutting across an outdoor view on a windowsill waving his jaunty tail. A similar feline is in the permanent collection of The Museum of American Folk Art in New York. You should make this fellow yours.