If your cats are like my two, they sleep any where they want too. So I found this article, I may try and put my male (Tucker) onto a bed just for him. He now sleeps on my pillow, whether I'm using it or not. My female (Tonya) will only sleep by my side. Not alot of room in our bed. If anyone else tries this let me know how you make out.
When the snow starts falling and the days get shorter, creatures great and small start cozying up for the winter. Even indoor pets such as cats and dogs seem more inclined to curl up and become less active as the weather changes. Several people told me that their cats will go from sleeping downstairs to sleeping in bed with them once it turns cold.
From spritely kittens to distinguished older cats, your feline friend will appreciate having a special place of their own to cuddle up.
Here are some tips to help you make a few good cuddle spots for your kitty.
Find a window view. It can be tempting to close up those curtains as the winter comes, but cats that love nature watching still appreciate their windows to the outside world in cooler months. A comfortable spot with a good view of a street, tree, or bird feeder is a great way to keep your cat entertained when you are out of the house. If your cat loves to check out the great outdoors, try setting up a spot near a favorite window. You can move a cabinet or chest near the window - or a chair. A window bed is also a great idea. Products like the Firstrax Deluxe Window Chaise make it a snap to give your cat a comfortable perch with a great view. I love this chaise - very stylish. You can customize their new hangout with a soft blanket, scrap of fleece, or small pillow for even more comfort. http://www.petproductadvisor.com/store/mc/firstrax-deluxe-window-chaise.aspx
Create a warm spot. Cats enjoy warm spots, like the top of the fridge or under the covers. Humans aren't the only ones who love a bit of warmth in the cold months! Older cats in particular find comfort in warm spots, as the heat can ease the discomfort of stiff joints and counteract natural heat loss in thinner cats. A handy pet-safe heating pad like the one included with the K & H Thermo Kitty Sill is a great way to introduce gentle, soothing heat into your cat's routine. If windows aren't your cat's thing, simply detach the heating pad and use it in your cat's favorite bed, cat tree, or other napping spot. A spot of warmth also comes in handy if you economize by turning down your thermostat when you're away from home or asleep. You'll no longer worry about your cat's comfort with a heated perch to help fight the chill. I love this product - especially for older cats. I have one I don't even attach to the window - I lay it on a chair where the cats can look out the window and they LOVE it. (And the heater is removable, so it's a great year-round perch.) http://www.petproductadvisor.com/store/mc/thermo-kitty-sill.aspx
As people start adding extra blankets to the bed and pulling out their sweaters, cats also appreciate a little extra insulation. A soft bed with fabric that retains heat can help keep the chills away. Looking for an alternative to traditional canvas or fleece beds? A a plush furry bed like the Tiger Dream Trundle Bed. This fashionable bed is so cuddly you'll wish you had one of your own! This unique bed converts to 3 different styles, including a flat bed that's perfect for multi-cat households. Try folding the bed into the "teacup" style and adding a soft fleece blanket over it for an extra snuggly nest that your cat will love. The soft, luxurious faux fur fabric has a great animal print. Check it out. http://www.petproductadvisor.com/store/mc/tiger-dreamz-trundle-bed-B.aspx
When it's cold outside, you and your cat don't have to hibernate! Snuggle up together in comfort as the snow falls with these "hot" products for kitty.
There's nothing like a warm cozy place to lay your head on a cold winter day.
Until next time,