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Cat’s mouth has too much out of focus.  Usually if there are eyes in the photo, the eyes should be in focus.  Sometimes focus is used to draw the viewer’s attention to a specific part of an image.  What story are you trying to tell with a pink nose in focus and the rest out of focus?

Grey cat is not bad but not special.  A slightly wider shot so as to not cut the ear might have been better.

The toad photo would be better if the toad were about four times larger in the frame.  It might be better if the toad were in a natural environment and not being held.

The focal point of the child photo is the pacifier.  It should probably be the child?  That photo is a good example of how light falls off but otherwise it is not special to anyone outside the family.  The child looks unhappy, is in so-so light, probably without a reflector or fill flash, is in need of a hair cut, the eyes could be open and sharper…

Ebi’s advice is good, shoot more, a lot more.  Review them regularly to see what you like.  Try to figure out why you like the ones you like then go in that direction.