baby kitties make for excellent baby doll substitutions*
The above is marked "Pat" in script under the chair, with a date of 1958. I've seen a doll with her face, but I haven't been able to come up with an example online, since searching "Pat" +doll hasn't brought up anything useful.
*I got my first kitten a month or so before I turned age 8. Naturally, being a little girl myself, I would dress her in doll clothes, and push her around in my doll coach. She was very tolerant. Her name was Cuddles, and in her 15 years of life, she became the greatest cat in human history.