el cheapo softbox on an Alien Bees monolight head, in front and above the comfy chair over which I threw a tiedye muslin backdrop (the one i origionally got to photograph Kristanna Loken, btw). pretty stupidly simple.
those of you who are thinking of getting into studio photography, an inexpensive strobe and a softbox are really the way to go.
then i just burned in the edges. and there you have n00t0n!! all grown up. she slept next to my head last night with her little paws on my face. roswell was on one of my feet and momcat1 was on the corner of the bed.