Image credit Artfinder, here. Charles Le Brun, The Sleep of the Infant Jesus, 1655, Oil on canvas, 34" x 46", held by The Louvre, Paris, France.
A big, placid white-and-gray striped cat seems to have fallen asleep by the warmth of a burning brazier; however, it is not quite asleep, for its ears are pricked up.
A cat is always aware of its surroundings. In this case, the cat is probably thinking, "I don't care if he is deity--Baby Jesus better not try to pet me."