What a cute kitty! He looks like he's ready to come down from the tree!
I'm no expert, but will give a suggestion for you. When drawing any kind of animal, it's very tempting to try to draw every hair, but it isn't necessary. In reality, we don't even see in that great a detail (we think
) So, what I tend to do is detail the fur on a kitty in places where it's very noticable - right below the ears, inside the ears, above the eyes, and wherever the light is hitting the strongest (usually one side of kitty's face). The rest is scrambled in with random stroke lengths to simulate the mass of color our eyes are perceiving.
Try smooth strokes in the direction that the fur is growing. Thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing more of your soft pastel work!