Will Fussy Cat Samantha Like this New Bed?
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently trying to figure out what toy would make our cat Samantha happy. After the last try which I wrote about in “The Last Cat Toy”, I started to think maybe I wasn’t on the right track. After concluding that Sam’s favorite thing was napping, not playing, I wondered if a new bed might make her happier. She already had favorite places to sleep and mats she seemed content with, but it seemed rather fortuitous when Smiling Paws Pets contacted us and offered to let us review their 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed.
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I still had doubts that Sam would go for a new bed; she always seems to stick with her tried-and-true favorites. The cool feature of this bed is that it can be used as a regular bed or opened up into a very cozy little cubby hole. The last tower I had bought her had a nice cubby hole and she went in it maybe once. She also had tunnels and other toys like that which she rejected. We always have Cousin Nina on standby for reviews if Sam doesn’t like something, so it was worth a try, especially since the company generously offered a giveaway to our readers as well.
Before we get to sharing the wonderful details of this comfy bed and the company, let’s get to the bottom line: Did Sam like it?
Like would not be the correct word, LOVE is far more like it. We tried it flat at first; though flat does not seem the appropriate word, because this bed is more of a lounge. There’s nothing flat about it, except as being compared to opening it up into the cube by pushing the top up from the inside. Since Sam is mostly blind, I put the bed on our futon where she sometimes sleeps and then set her right on it after she’d had her dinner.
Contrary cat that she can be, I expected her to immediately leave and possibly try it at a later time when it was her idea. Instead she seemed thrilled with the super soft Sherpa pad, and she snuggled right down in! For the next week, every time I went to check in on her in the evening, she was on the bed. She gave up her mat in front of the heater vent in favor of this cat bed! Sometimes she might still be in her scratcher bed during the day if the sun is shining on it, or she’s waiting for a meal or a snack which is served right there, but other than that, she’s on this new bed.
I gave her about a week to enjoy it, and then opened up the cube and went through the same process. Once again, she amazed me by staying in there even while I took photos; and she has been in there every night since!
What are some of the features of the Cat Cube & Bed and Smiling Paws Pets that we love?
- Smiling Paws Pets is a small family run business, and they sell products for both cats and dogs.
- This bed is made from 100% organic cotton and comes with a 100% quality guarantee.
- The super soft Sherpa lines the inside of the cube, and I think that’s what Sam really loves about it, it must be so warm and cozy in there! The Sherpa pad can be moved from the top of the bed to the inside of the cube.
- The side pocket is a fun feature (I think Sam is going to tuck a bag of treats in there for snacking after her nap).
- It’s machine washable and has a non-skid bottom.
Now, I wonder, which way does Samantha like it best? I decided we would keep it as a cube for the winter, so she can snuggle up when it’s chilly; and then we’ll make it back into a bed when the warmer weather comes.
Sam says that Cousin Nina is going to have to get her own 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed. 😊
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