Friday, September 23, 2011

Cat beds

Some cats actually sleep on cat beds. I know, I know, it's incredible to believe, but we have actual photographic proof.

My cats, on the other hand, would never stoop to such a low thing as sleeping on an actual cat bed. No way. Here's their favorite bed, other than my own bed:

My cat's "catbed" is one of my bedroom pillows that I put on top of a chest-of-drawers while changing the bedsheets on my people bed one day, and when I tried to retrieve the pillow, it had 18 pounds of FURBALL on it. Didn't happen. I retrieved an extra pillow from the closet instead, and there I am, one pillow down (the extra pillows in the closet are for when guests come and I fold out the futon in the living room, guess they'll have to use their suitcase as a pillow, eh?).

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. Maybe you could put a cat bed in that spot ;)

  2. They would just ignore it, just as with the cat tree in the living room (though TMF has lately started perching on top of it to groom himself).

  3. Your cats are just like mine, 500 pound gorillas-sleeping anywhere they want.

  4. You are lucky: My cat would take the bed and leave ME the pillow.

  5. I get to wake up in the night to THUMP! thumpa thumpa THUMP! only to figure out that the cats are wrestling at the foot of the bed. I'm glad when they sleep at night, wherever they sleep...

  6. Cat trees:
    We have a grand, six-foot-tall, multi-platform carpeted cat tree that the cats use occasionally. We have a cheap 3-foot scratching-post, also made of carpet, that they've loved nearly to death. Go figure.

  7. Vilstef, maybe only 16 and 18 pounds, but yes, they sleep wherever they want :).

    DJ, I've posted photographs proving that the cats leave me about a 1 foot wide strip in the middle of the bed to sleep in. I have a cat against my back and a cat against my stomach as I sleep on my side.

    Karen, especially fun is, when I'm trying to sleep, when they throw a cat fit and pound up and down the hallway. Which has a tile floor over a plywood decking. It sounds like herd of buffalo rumbling up and down my hallway. Occasionally the parade will go over my bed, crash into the things on the other side of my bed, and go rumbling back out the hallway again. It's like living in the middle of a Western movie set, except without the gunfire...

    Regarding scratching posts: Utterly ignored. They like their cardboard scratching pad though. Which means I end up having to sweep up shredded cardboard on a regular basis. Sigh!

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  8. Tux: get thee a Roomba.

  9. Ya, but I'm a cheap flightless waterfowl. Thus far the Roomba has lost to various other priorities in the jangle for budget dollars...

    - Badtux the Cheap Penguin

  10. but we have actual photographic proof.

    In the Photoshop era the is no photographic proof.



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