Readers’ cats: Sunny goes to bed

Reader Brian sent two pictures of his girlfriend’s Maine Coon cat, which found an appropriate place to sleep.
First look at the pictures, which are a bit misleading (click to enlarge.)
photo 2
The explanation:
The background here: my girlfriend had a 1944 dollhouse that she grew up with, and acquired bits of ‘furniture’ to make the experience more real. We were just down at her mom’s place for the holidays and, feeling nostalgic, she set up the bedroom. Her cat, Sunny, being the quirky thing that she is, finds new things interesting and manifests this curiosity by lying on them. These pics capture that moment: a small doll house bedroom with a gigantic Maine Coon, head resting on the pillow and everything. The first pic caught her getting comfortable, with her tongue just sticking out of her mouth.


  1. Linda Grilli Calhoun
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Not misleading at all – my instant reaction to the pictures was “dollhouse”.

    Neat cat, BTW. L

  2. Posted January 2, 2014 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    It would be complete if there was a tiny human-shaped catnip-filled chew toy to go in the picture.

  3. Posted January 2, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    A small doll house? That is a HUGE doll house if it can accommodate a Maine Coon Cat this way! My doll house would have accommodated a mouse, at best. 🙂

    • BilBy
      Posted January 2, 2014 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      My sister’s dollhouse accommodated my escaped treefrog for a week before he was found reclining in the little doll bath. No cellphone cameras back in those days but I remember my sister laughing so much she couldn’t talk, and just pointing at the dollhouse.

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:01 am | Permalink

      My thoughts exactly!

  4. Posted January 2, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I think the doors, window, and rear cabinet along the walls are pictures. Neat that the foreground furniture matches the picture furniture in the background.

    • BillyJoe
      Posted January 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

      You have a keen eye. I didn’t notice that. However, did you also notice that the first pic is actually the second. I will leave it to you to figure out why.

      • Diane G.
        Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:03 am | Permalink

        Um…stuffed d*g knocked over?

        You two are quite observant. 😀

  5. Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:27 am | Permalink

  6. Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Look at the tiny plush cat!!! Or is it a d*g? Anyway, great photos!
    And a great dollhouse too!

  7. BillyJoe
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always had a fascination for miniature houses. There’s a particularly good one in the nearby Dandenong Ranges in a place called Sassfrass. It’s on display in a glass cabinet. Three stories with balconies, and full of detail.

    I’ve always wanted to build one for when the grandchildren come along. We have our first due in mid 2014, so I’d better get a hurry along.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

      When I was a kid in the UK, we lived about 20 miles from Wimborne Minster where there was this marvellous model town. It fascinated me (almost) as much as model railways. It’s apparently been relocated but still exists.

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:07 am | Permalink

      My father built one for my daughter when she was a little girl. She’s 22 now. The dollhouse will be a much loved heirloom.

      He also built a small table with a lazy-Susan type top, so that the house could be rotated to show its “outside”–porch, steps, etc.

  8. Diane G.
    Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Wonderful photo op, Brian!

    Sunny knows what she likes. 😀

  9. Brygida Berse
    Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    I did not realize at first that it was a doll house, and it was really scary for a moment.

  10. Ben Aoufa
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Clifford, the big red cat!!

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