No, just kidding - this is my cat Smokey! He was my model for the cake!
Here are the photos of the real cake:
It took many hours to carve this whole thing out - starting with two 9x13 cakes. I achieved the color with an airbrush (you can see the overspray on the counter!).
I'm not exactly sure if Smokey liked it - although I do know it startled my father every time he looked in the cake's direction and thought it was the real cat laying there!