Chinese Whiskers

I was amused to hear that a curious cat-related furore hit the Chinese banking system this week.
The People’s Bank of China has denied allegations that its 100-yuan note contains mysterious cat images, saying the ‘cloud pattern was copied from ancient lacquer ware’.
But cat conspiracy theorists say there are three cats printed near the head of Mao Tse Tung – one with an open mouth and staring eyes, the other two on their knees, bowing.
The central bank issued the folowing statement – ‘Someone imagined the patterns as three cats and drew the profile with a marker to mislead the public.’
What do you think? Bolly and I are convinced they are cats. And the middle one does bear a passing resemblance to the Boll herself.