Cat, Golden or Wooden
The merchant placed several of his newest acquisitions in the front window of his shop, an assortment of feline statues of superb design. Days later he noticed small items would disappear, a few odd coins, precious gems, all small merchandise. Fearing pixies or some other small fey, the shopkeeper paid a wizard of excellent reputation to scry upon the inside his shop after it closed. Much to his horror and surprise, the merchant saw his beautifully carved wooden and golden cats would appear to come to life at night and root around in his store, find something of value, and creep out a small hole that these supernatural cats had scratched into a wall secretly, coming back later and reverting back to their statue form.
The next day the shopkeeper paid good coin to have a handful of ruffians bring the man to him who had sold him these cat statues, who, coincidentally, had a roomful of treasure, much of which belonged to the merchant.
These semi-intelligent creatures appear to be highly detailed, sometimes stylized, statues of cats, for an unknown reason, they always take the form of small felines of wood or gold. Following one master at a time, whoever claims command of these cats and knows what they are can order them to do their bidding. Wily people who own these supernatural carvings often use them as spies or to bring treasure to them. These creature can communicate through a very limited and simple telepathy.
Cat, Golden/Wooden: HD 3; AC 7; Atk: Bite (1d4), Scratch (1d6); Move 12; Save 12; CL/XP 3/60; Special: Become as Statue: At will these magical felines can become as stiff as a statue or move as gracefully as a normal cat, Limited Telepathy: golden or wooden cats may communicate to their owner with a very limited and simple telepathy (only in the presence of their owner, reporting ten words or less). Note: Due to the magical processes involved in animating these creatures (which might involve a live cat to transfer the intelligence or as part of a transformation spell) the statistics for both forms of statue are the same.