A cat-friendly environment?

by Alison Rasmussen

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....

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