Saturday, November 16, 2013

When human toys become cat toys

I have some friends who have a huge sectional couch in front of a big wood stove. Along with that huge couch they also have some incredible huge stuffed animals, one of which is a dragon. I really wanted to find a dragon like that, about a year ago, but unfortunately could not find one. I envisioned a similar scenario---friends over for drinks, reaching over and pulling down the dragon from the back of the couch to examine, cuddle, or play with, as they do at my friends' house. Lacking a dragon, I instead purchased a great big bear (which was surprisingly affordable). It was still a huge splurge for something that served no practical purpose.

But actually it was cheaper than a very good cat bed (around $40), and instead of a conversation piece for wine-drinking visitors, it has turned into...a cat bed. Because, of course, I'm more likely to have snoozing cats than wine-drinking visitors.


  1. I have the exact same pillows on my sofa! Rooms To Go???? My sofa is 8 to 10 years old & needs to go out to the street. The cats have done their damage & so have I. Just thought it was weird to see "my pillows" in the photo with the cat and his/her bear.

  2. Ha! I got the living room sofa, chair, and ottoman off Craigslist for $100. It was in great shape but the gentleman was moving the next day and someone else had already stood him up. I made the mistake of purchasing a loveseat at full price a few years earlier and it was destroyed by kittens...not by overt scratching, but by tiny pulls everywhere from them playing on it. So now it's Craigslist or nothing. There is some beautiful stuff out there if a person is patient.

  3. You got a great deal. The sofa alone cost $799 new. I'm always worried about "soft" used furniture. Babies, puppies, cats - who knows what a sofa etc has been exposed to. My cats prefer to upchuck on my sofa.