Ham-Micks

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Cat Beds

We had a few questions about our wonderful cat beds that were featured in our "Wacky Wednesday" post. We luf them. Our Maw makes them for us. She used to buy them through mail order, but those were made with wooden dowels, and when you've got Big Man Cats weighing 18 lbs. running across the room at a gazillion miles an hour and leaping onto the beds, the wooden dowels break. So Maw makes them with PVC pipe for us. They are indestructible.


Here is Dorf, our quality control manager, modeling a few of the styles that Maw has made in the past. Through much actual poodin testing, it has been determined that cats prefer the fleece beds to combed cotton, terry cloth, smooth cotton, and fuzzy or furry material.











It has also been determined that the fleece beds would sag and stretch too much with Big Man Cats of 18 lbs. or so lying on them all the time. So, Maw added an underlayer of broadcloth cotton or a similar material to strengthen the fleece.

These stand up to many, many washings. Maw washes them in hot water. First she vacuums off the excess fur so it doesn't get stuck into the cloth fibers.

Maw was gonna set up a web site to sell these hammocks, but she hasn't had enough web design classes yet, and since she can't even get stuff with Blogger to cooperate, she says her web site is a long way off. So, if any of you cats out there would care to purchase one of these hammocks, Maw will make them for you. She sells them for $25 and priority shipping will be $5.95 within the contiguous 48.

Dorf personally tests every bed that Maw makes. No bed leaves this house without Dorf's approval.

Here are the 3 fabrics Maw has in stock. She can make 2 beds with the Siberian tiger fleece, 3 beds each with the Pink Leopard and Black Leopard fleece. These are the soft fleece like a throw is made from; not the Polar Tec type fleece. You Pink Ladies may want to snatch up one of the Pink Leopard fleece beds!!!


Just email us at fortypawsATsbcglobalDOTnet to order.

BTW, Maw can get other fabrics for you, or you can send her some fabric. Just remember that bed tests have shown that poodins prefer the fleece to all other fabrics!!! And yes, Maw has a Paypal account.

Luf, Us

19 comments:

Daisy said...

Those beds are cute! I never realized yer Mommie made them.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Our Mommie made us a big hidibox out of PVC and a fleece blanket..Can she ask where you get the 3-way pvc connectors, she had to use elbows and t's to make ours. Your 3-ways would probably be cheeper.

DEBRA said...

wow yur Momma sure is talented! What a great Momma yu have!!

Abby

Junior said...

That is great that your Mom makes those beds! I will have to see if I can convince Meowm to get me one....I just gotta figure out where I would put it!

Gemini said...

Those are wonderful! I think it's great. Be sure to let us know when that website (no matter how far off) shows up. Momma says she is working on a blog that will be a perfect match to link to it! We'll tell you more on my blog when we get it like she wants it to be!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Those are furry nice looking cat beds! Your mammacat is much more skilled than my mammacat (she doesn't do fun creative stuff for us). Do you make bunk beds?

Dragonheart said...

Wow, your Maw is so talented! Those beds look wonderful. :) I wish I lived in the U.S. so I could get one!

Reverse Barometer said...

None of the fabric choices would go with my decor. Would it be possible to send in the fabric I want along with the order?

Also, is there a PayPal account set up for payment?

By the way, thanks for putting my site on your blogroll. I tried to put a blogroll on my site and it failed. I have no clue how to do it, darn it.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we absolutely love them. the only purroblem is that we heard the Lady tell the teenagers that nobody is gettin' anything but food till after the Tax Man gets paid. we'll be contacting you about 3 of 'em in May ::sigh:: How far away is May?
Grr

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

We're going to go work the Tall Man over. He says we have too many beds, too many pictures, too many toys, too many everything. Though the Lap Lady does have some pull with him....

Kaze

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Gosh, Dorf must be a busy guy, doing all that QC!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Your mummy sounds really smart and creative. We like those beds. And it's true about the big man-cats. They're a special needs kind of kitty.

Karen Jo said...

Your Maw is very talented to figure out how to make the best beds for you. I'll bet Dorf has a good time doing the testing.

Lux said...

Wow, your maw made some beautiful beds - they look professional!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yer maw is furry clefurr making those beds furr yoo. Owr mum sez we shud haf beds like dat so her and owr dad cud haf more room in theer bed.

Sahara said...

Those look very comfy...Let me pester mom and see if she is willing to cough up some dough...

Pumpkin said...

Awww, too bad we liff in Hah-why-eee cuz they look vury nice to haff.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Love the cat beds -- may order some when (if?) we have the money.

Has you Maw checked out CafePress, or anyone of that nature? If their rules aren't too nasty (some places they are!) that might be an easy way to start spending all her spare moments making cat beds.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hi, gang. Thanks for the comments on our blog.

FWIW, The Meezers and Oreo (and probably many others) already have Cafe Press stores -- they might be able to make some suggestions if you want additional information.

Also, Amazon and eBay Stores are other options to consider.