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  1. well my cats sleep anywhere and everywhere. Jasmine likes her basket but loves also to snuggle up close to me if thats in a ball and if i roll over in bed she rolls back to the side im sleeping in. The others mostly sleep on my bed or on other areas in the house. They not too fussed with beds but love the sheepskin usually wherever its comfortable and warm

  2. I know I have seen some where probably from Jo in past articles. It said if your cat/dog have too many toys/beds you should pick up just about all of them. Once they have disappeared for a while pick up this set toy/beds and put them away. Bring out another set of them and repeat this like every 3 months or so. This keeps them stimulated and curious all the time. I have tried this and it seems to work.

  3. Both of my kitties ignore cat-beds but like boxes and suitcases, so perhaps they would have explored the tuna-bed. But they don’t curl up and sleep together ever.

  4. Very cute story, Jo. While a couple of my cats might snuggle together, most prefer their own space. I have had cats and dogs snuggle together as well. In fact, when Magic (blind Collie) was so sick and required a “hospital” crate in our bedroom (so he could get his IV fluids/meds without the stress of the vet), Esther (black kitty) would go in the crate and snuggle with him. I firmly believe that she helped to make him well. 🙂

  5. LOL Michael,

    Sadly to say, once the “newness” wore off, the cats are paying absolutely no attention to the bed at all. I think I will have to move it to another location to infuse it with “newness” again.

    They may have forgotten it existed, in its present location. I am bummed out. They looked so sweet and peaceful hanging out in that bed..

  6. They must have thought there was real tuna in there that would come out in their dreams! What a fun present, especially since your furballs liked it so much.

    • My cats (past and present) are like yours. Sniffed it and ignored it. More money wasted! More stuff in the home, unused! I am reluctant to buy cat products because I don’t know if my cat will like it and use it.

  7. Those muzzles are priceles <3 <3
    That's an adorable bed! and no, I'm not at all surprised they squeezed into it together. It may resemble a tuna-fish can, but cats can pile into it like sardines 😉 and since most cats love small, protected spaces and warmth, it's a PURRfect match!

  8. I love your photo Jo, your boyz look so content!
    Walt and Jozef are like Michael’s Charlie and very suspicious of anything new, Walt doesn’t ‘do’ cat beds at all and Jo likes his old ones. If we buy him a new one it usually ends up at one of the local rescues, at least they appreciate them lol

  9. This bed would have been a hit here too. The cats always sleep in a pile, especially when the weather is cool. They jockey for position and there is a bit of kicking and squirming until they are settled and then they nap away in total bliss.

  10. Michael,

    No special scent in the bed to attract them. I just think it was comfy and so easy in which to cuddle:) I do agree with you that is gave them a sense of security!

    What’s really funny about the boyz is that sometimes they are joined at the hip and then for no apparent reason start fighting! I just can’t ever figure out why this happens. LOL – It can get somewhat noisy at times too.

    • It sounds like their friendship somewhat mimics a close human friendship. Where there is emotion there will arguments – bust ups. You don’t argue with your husband do you? 😉

  11. Firstly, I am surprised that they both liked this bed so quickly. It was brand-new and they jumped into it. My experiences are that I can waste money buying beds such as this because my cat won’t like it or is unlikely to jump into it so quickly.

    Is there something impregnated into this bed that makes it attractive from the point of view of smell?

    Secondly, it is an interesting thought that domestic cats like compact beds. It may be because they like the support from the side of the bed and it gives a sense of protection and security.

    I also like the way both of your cats sleep close together in the bed. Cats do sometimes like to be in close contact. Whenever cats are v.friendly with each other they like to sleep in close contact with each other. This desire does not seem to wane with age unlike for people 😉

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