I'm still training myself in the art of animating. Hell I'm still working on a final version of [link] which is tedious work. So far two weeks have gone into it, like drawing the frames 5-6 a day before my knuckles cave under me It will be done eventually!
around 27+ frames in Photoshop elements. Seeing as PSE doesn't have tweening I had to add frames to get the right stalling for the feline. But yes, I would study my cat's movements and put my animating skills to the test