That's not a real cat--it's Mrs. Chippy, who is a fake cat made of rabbit fur. She's barely squeezing into the wee little pet bed I just cast off. The pattern is Snug Harbor Knit Snuggle, by Rae French, who designs a lot of pet blankets and beds for charity. The yarn is left over from my niece's Harry Potter sweater, in Gryffindor colors, so that's why this bed is Crookshanks. The sides are knit with the yarn held single, and the bottom is knit with the yarn held double, so that it will be a bit cushier. The walls are stuffed and sewn shut, to make a nice coccoon of a bed.
I used size 8 needles, which is smaller than recommended in the pattern, since I was using slightly thinner yarns. And the bed turned out tiny! Here it is with a 5" gauge thingy. The bed is good for a kitten, or a runt chihuahua.
No matter about the size though, since I knit this bed with the intention of giving it away, because Cammy has a bed, pillow, toys, and, well, pretty much every other possible knitted thing one can make for a cat. Or so I thought...I briefly set the bed down next to the piles of all the other knitting crapola on the floor, while I wrote this post. Look who decided she doesn't care if she can't fit in the bed!