I happened upon this creature at my local Goodwill.
Actually, it was a lot uglier in person, glazed with a 1970s palette of creamy brown with brown highlights. Yuck. I had just made my first spray of primer when I realized I hadn't taken a "before" photo, so I snapped a quick pic before getting back to work.
A coat of spray primer and a couple coats of gloss white spray paint later, it's all cute and modern.
P.S. I also saw on a different blog that someone bought up a bunch of ugly ceramic cats from a thrift store and painted them black for her Halloween decorations. What a great idea! I wish I could find the blog again to show you the pictures, but I searched and it didn't come up. If you know which one it is, let me know! I think I might have seen the post on a link party.