(I think the first inklings of spring had clouded her judgement)
She was once called a coffee-table by the vet, but this seemed to be a value-neutral observation. The vet may have been hinting that she had a classic Eames style about her, or she may have meant coffee-table in the rather huge, bulky, ugly sense of the word:
you could paint it, then cut foam for the top, cover with material and make a ottoman out of it. just a suggestion. or add wood to the bottom and you'd have some place to store baskets with tapes or toys in it. once it's covered with material you can't see what it hiding under it.