As you may recall, Melly loves to "help" with laundry, generally by laying all over it. Her favorite spot is the ironing board, which I use as a drying rack. Melly used to like to sprawl across all the damp socks, but if there was nothing on the board, she would lay on the metal mesh and do her best to look pitifully uncomfortable. Finally, I gave in and made her a little bed of folded fleece and a t-shirt.
Here she is enjoying her new bed while supervising the drying clothes that are hanging from the ironing board: