Thank you all for your lovely comments on Melly's gotcha day! We had a nice little celebration. Although, as far as Melly's concerned, every day is her day (she does not suffer from lack of ego), so I'm not sure she really noticed anything different about Wednesday. Ah well.
Anyway, I thought I'd give an update on Melly's new box: she has barely been out of it since I put it on the shelf. Yesterday, I came home to find the box and quilt on the floor, probably knocked over during a spat between the cats. The box was askew, partially propped up on the base of a lamp--and Melly was in it anyway, balanced somewhat precariously but still managing to look utterly relaxed. I put the box back up on the shelf, and she's in it now as I'm typing this.