Your anthropomorfised animal arts are great.. but I would strongly recommend to change the anatomy of the paws - they doesn't work well when the characters hold sth... I beleive this these would be perfect: [link] because they are still not 100% human and still have a strong animal feeling (and they have paw pads as well) but are anatomically correct Maybe you should take it into consideration
First let me compliment you on your English. I admire your courage to make such difficult observations in a foreign language. Now, I want to thank you for those observations. I checked the link you gave me and I think you have a sound point and I will attempt to take your advice in my next painting. Thank you.