The Chinese cat goddess Li Shou was worshiped by farmers as a goddess of fertility. Sacrifices were made to her in exchange for her pest control, for favorable rainfall, and for success with their crops.
If there wasn't a Korean folktale about tigers smoking with rabbits before, there'll be such a tale in my sprawling epic fantasy series soon. This odd image came from a Buddhist monastery in Korea, apparently recently.
Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei), Published by Fusui Gabo Cat Prowling Around a Staked Tomato Plant, 1931 Woodblock print, 20 x 13 in. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Gift of Stephanie Hamilton in memory of Leslie A.