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Sunday, April 15, 2007

War of the Heated Cat Beds

Now most of you know that here at the Forty Paws we have lots of beds. We have the hammocks that I make, we have 5 tall cat trees, we have conventional hooded cat beds, and we have a heated cat cup that we bought a few years ago for Bow since he is getting along in years and his joints are a bit painful and arthritic.

For months no other cat figured out that this bed was a cozy 102F. Only Bow knew its therapeutic effects. Until a couple of weeks ago. By some chance, Gatsbi discovered the heated bed. Gatsbi seeks out any heat generating source. She lies less than a foot in front of the space heater. She lies in sunspots coming in through windows. So, Gatsbi found Bow's heated cat cup and commandeered it for her own.

Not wanting to leave Bow out in the cold, we purchased a second heated cat cup. And the very day that I unpacked it and plugged it in, Jenny discovered it. Jenny NEVER slept in the first heated cat bed. NEVER. So now we have Gatsbi in one heated cat cup and Jenny in the other. And Bow left out in the cold with no heated bed.

What's a Maw to do?



Note: This is a cat model. This cat is not one of the Forty Paws.

26 comments:

Rosie said...

Maybe you should put a heating blanket or heating pad somewhere. It probably wouldn't be as cozy as that awesome looking cat bed, but it might be better than nothing.

-Rosie

Lux said...

Buy ten of them?

Gemini said...

They do have those large heated pads don't they? Then several kitties could cuddle together too!

Daisy said...

Yep, I think you might have to buy TEN heated cat cups! Maybe you can get a volume discount.

Of course, as soon as you buy ten of them, no cats will want to sleep in them any more. So, maybe you should just wait to see if the heated cat cup fad dies out.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

You have some excellent suggestions here, Maw. A heating pad could work or... sometimes the woman uses a hot water bottle to warm her toesies and then I lay on it too.

Heat is a good thing!!

DEBRA said...

Maw

I fink Lux is right...you need 10 of dem!

Abby

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

My Mommy saw something on Petsmart online called a "Self heating bed." She thought about getting me one but opted for another purr cup cause she knows that I like them.

There options here, 10 beds, you'll have to get a large electrical strip to plug them all in.

PS Poor Bow!

Caesar and Princess said...

Well, the message is clear as a bell.
Buy ten heated cat beds and be done with it... I guess you better get one of those special power strips.

That cat model looks pretty comfy.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Maybe they will get tired of them and let Bow back in? Otherwise you have a problem and you could always try a third ;)!

Kaze

Fat Eric said...

Poor Bow. 10 heated beds looks like the way to go!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Can you really use heating pads? I have been afraid to use one, I thought they might get too hot, even on low..learn something new everyday.

The Meezer Gang said...

you guys don't like to pile up on one another? we don't sleep alone, but all in one huge pile!

Eric and Flynn said...

Mebbe when the warm weather comes, they won't want heetid beds enny more, and Bow can haf his back. Fanks furr the link about the bus riding poodin.He sounds furry clever. Mum sez up the next farm furrom us, the peeple hoo yoosed to live there had a billy goat. He yoosed to walk to the village and git on the bus, but then he wouldn't let enny one else on and no- one could git him off. The bus driver had to send some-one to the farm so they would come and take him home.

momsbusy said...

mommees says yu shooda bot stock inthe cat bed company cuz it looks like yu gotsa buy one fer effurryone.

yuki & kimiko

Parker said...

Yup, yup, yup, I see 8 more purchases in your future!

Millie said...

Well I think you have to get at least ONE more. Spring is coming, finally, and maybe you can buy more in the fall when the weather gets colder.

I think I'm going to tell MY mom about these....

Lux said...

We cats are funny about our beds. Once Mom & Dad brought a bed home for Ninna, and she loved it. Then one day Silky and I both piled into it, and Ninna would never go inside it again.

So Mom brought home another, bigger bed for Silky & me, thinking Ninna might reclaim her bed then. Silky & I loved it, for about 2 months. Ninna still wouldn't go near the first one.

Now the Tall Skinny Boy's cat Eva has the first bed, and the second bed just sits in the living room, abandoned.

Parker said...

Oh dear God in the heavens - we scoop numerous times every day - we empty and refill the litter boxes with clean crystals once a week! Sorry we were not clear about that. Four cats and scoopin' once a week?!? Hah!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We like it when it's reely cold and dey put the lectrik mattress warmer on. All three of us will lay on da bed under da covers. Dats got nuffing to do wif yoor problem, it just shows how much we cats like to be warm. I think yoo shood get Gatsbi and Jenny a cuppul of doze self warmers and give Bow back da heated bed. Or get 8 more of them...

Chairman Mao said...

hehehe, I vote for ten heated cat cups, Maw! And I love the phrase "cat cup." It makes my momma laugh, too.

Of course, Brainball and me could sleep in the same cat cup if it was big enough, because I wuv her and she's my pillow. Well, most of the time, except for when I'm tryin' to play with her big, floofy tail and keep her awake.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Suzanne said...

mama uses rice bags that can be heated in the microwave. sometimes she puts rice in socks, or in pillow cases to heat it up. it works really well!

i like warm, but i've always been afraid of the heating pad. now that i'm older, though, i might be more willing. i'm not quite as flexible as i used to be.

good luck, maw!

love
--suz

caspersmom said...

Gosh Maw, it looks like you will end up buying eight more of those cat cup beds. Can't leave poor Bow out in the cold cause the rest of them will find out about those warm cat cups and take them over too.

Tara said...

Well, instead of buying 8 more all at once, just keep buying one at a time, to see when poor Bow finally gets one. It possible not everyone will be interested...although I must say, it looks pretty comfy...
Tara

Karen Jo said...

Poor Bow and poor Maw, trying to figure out how to keep Bow warm. It's too bad they won't share, like Mao and Skeezix do.

Faz the Cat said...

Wow, I love these. No wonder they're in such hot demand. FAZ

Ana said...

Wow! These are awesome beds. That Cat Bed looks very cozy. I must agree with Chase, you can never have too many cat beds!