Friday, October 2, 2009

A cat-friendly environment?

Lilo and Mademoiselle a la Mode, originally uploaded by alington.
While rearranging my display last week--storing ReImagination dolls and getting out historical dolls--I left the room for a moment. When I returned, this is what I found: my kitty Lilo, who is, according to my four year-old, "loving the doll."

The doll in question, Tyler Wentworth 1.0, is Mademoiselle a la Mode, was not harmed in any way, and I was able to use a cat-hair magnet to remove the blonde fur from her gown. But what was so strange is that neither of our two cats have ever shown any interest in my dolls before. And it was a warm day, and I had just brought Mademoiselle in from the hot garage. So weird!

What a strange, strange kitty!

I guess I will have to rephrase the standard line I use in my auctions: "From a smoke-free home, but I do have two cats, who stay away from my dolls." That is quite obviously no longer true! I don't have any intention of selling this doll, though--she's still one of my favorite Tylers of all time, and she's overdue for some photos. I wish my husband didn't have the camera with him today....

You can see the rest of my photos on my Mobile Me gallery. Enjoy!


  1. Send that pic to Tonner - desired by hoomins, approved by cats.

  2. How did you react upon seeing the kitty curled up on the doll?

    I'm not sure if I would have laughed or freaked out. :)

  3. That's great that you were able to capture that moment. Lilo looks adorable and adoring of your Tonner doll.

    Louie, our cat, considers any dolls or action figures in his path as posts to "mark." He brushes against them and moves on. But if they are on his perch, he meows until I move them.

  4. Blue, I should forward that photo to Tonner. I'm sure it would be apppreciated!

    M.J.--I did both of those things--laughed and freak out. :) And I had the sense to grab the camera. ;)

    D7ana... our other cat is named Louie! What a great name for a cat! (It's short for Luigi, though.) :) Cute!


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