Our cat’s preferred daytime napping spot is in a cardboard box under the coffee table in the living room. He feels snug, and we don’t trip over him or the box. Until now, he’s had a folded cotton blanket to sleep on, but it tends to accumulate lots of crud in the folds. And we figured that in cooler winter weather, fleece would feel warmer than cotton.
So I stopped by the fabric store and got some fleece and a zipper so I could make a cover for his folded cotton blanket. I figured this fabric wouldn’t show gray and white cat fur, and he can dream of being a wild jungle cat.
Here’s the blanket going into the cover.
Here’s the cat bed going into the box.
The cat sniffed at it for about 30 seconds, decided that its soft fuzziness offset the fact it smelled like clean fabric rather than cat, and went to sleep.
His head is resting on a catnip pouch I made him a couple weeks ago. (It seemed more economical to buy a jar of catnip at the pet store and periodically make up pouches with scrap fabric than pay the markup for pre-made pouches.)
Between the new bed and the fresh nip, this is one mellow cat.