Our kitties like a good nap. You will be hard-pressed to find a cozy nook or a soft blanket that has not served as a cat bed in your cat-friendly apartment. If you love a cat, you probably know her favorite place in your apartment to enjoy a little snooze, but you also are always looking for new ways to make her comfortable, more options for her to consider. Here are some of our suggestions to help you create more ways in our Harrisonburg apartment for your kitty to enjoy a little “cat nap”.
If you’ve ever set a cardboard box aside while unpacking a recent delivery, you’ve also probably eventually found your cat in the box, even if it’s too small for him! A simple cardboard box makes a great disposable bed/play area for your kitty. Cats enjoy scratching and chewing the cardboard, which in turn encourages them to avoid scratching your furniture. Cardboard also retains the kitty’s scent, helping him to feel comfortable and secure. When the bed is worn out, simply throw it away and start over. Place a soft blanket inside to create a washable bed that’s perfect for young cats and kittens.
For the more fashionable feline, there is a wide variety of designer cat scratchers that look great in your Harrisonburg apartment and spoil your cat at the same time. Cats love to lounge and sleep on these attractive modern shapes, and they double as a way to prevent your cat from ruining your furniture without junking up your living room. Some of our favorites include:
If your kitty is a window watcher, try adding a “perch” to her favorite window. You can hang a bird feeder right outside the window to create “kitty TV” that will entertain her while she lounges. There are lots of damage-free perches to choose from – this is one of our favorites:
Get creative about where you place beds made just for your cat. Try setting up a kitty hammock under your chair at the dinner table, or tucked under the desk where you work. If you have a climber, place a bed high up, on the refrigerator, or on top of a wardrobe, so that he can nap “above the action”. Designer cat trees are wonderful for cats who like to watch guests but not entertain them. If your cat likes to meet new people, try a piece of designer cat furniture – we love the Refined Kitty Ball Cat Bed because it looks great as a piece of furniture while providing a versatile space for your cat to find her own place in a crowd.
Unleash your designer dreams by indulging your cat in many of the luxe textures that are currently trending for home decor: faux fur, velvet, fleece, crochet, and other textured blankets are just as appealing to your cat as they are to your design sense. Some cats will move a favorite to the location of their choice, while others are happy to enjoy texture wherever they find it. Blankets are easy to wash when they become loaded with fur, and if your cat is a burrower, they are ideal for snuggling or hiding under on a cold day.
Creating the perfect niche for your cat can be fun and rewarding, and may even help you update your Harrisonburg apartment style. Have fun and don’t forget to make time for a little “cat nap” with your favorite feline.