I really love this style! The fur looks so very soft and alive. Great expression too!
Oh, and you really shouldn't worry so much about realism and capturing every single little detail. If everything is *super detailed* it has a tendency to flatten out the picture and make it look *faker* than if some things were merely implied. Want an example? Look at this painting by~DavidRapozaArt: [link] Super detailed, yes? Not everywhere. Look at the hair, for instance. It's super detailed in the light, but almost a silhouette in the dark. Darker areas, areas that are farther away, and areas that *aren't* your focal point should be much less detailed than the rest of the picture. Supers amount of detail should be reserved for the most important parts of a picture - the focal point, the face, or whatever have you.
Detail conservation is where it's at. Sorry if you already knew all of this. A lot of artists seem to overlook this and create a ton of extra work for themselves in the process. Some looseness here and there is always nice.