("Object of Desire," Ana Juan for The New Yorker, Sept 1, 2008)
Cute, right? Think again. Muriel could run a pair of tights so quickly you would wonder if they were torn when you put them on. She would wait under the dining room table until you rushed by, late for school, and then she'd tackle your ankles. She got my mom about once a week.
When I saw Valentino's Spring 2010 runway shoes, I couldn't help but think of Muriel.
Couture cat toys!
(Muriel photo © Littlehouse of Style, Valentino runway photos from Style.com)