My friend’s cat Romulus likes her heated cat bed.
Vegans love cats, right? And cats love snuggling into warm little balls. So when my cat Zuki met her first Colorado winter and started living next to our radiators like her life depended on it, I began exploring how to keep her warm and happy even when my lap was at work all day. A friend from Chicago recommended a heated cat bed. Kitty bliss! I would be the best cat owner ever!
The nice folks at K&H liked Vegansaurus enough to send me one to try, and thus began my journey of acceptance that my cat is a freak. Because no matter what I tried, be it kibble or cat nip or sweaters, nothing could convince her that the green plush disk with the 4-watt heating pad tucked inside was anything other than a portal to hell. She didn’t just not like it, she hated it with a passion.
"Radiators are far superior to THAT thing!"
Luckily I found another, saner cat to test the bed. My friend Steph reports, with evidence (see video above), that Romulus is a fan.
The bed is somewhat pricey ($40 on Amazon), but it should last for years, and you do want your cat to be happy, don’t you? The heater is pretty mellow—under the bed gets warm, but the surface of the cushioning isn’t actually hot to the touch until the cat’s body helps insulate it. If your cat has a history of nestling in things, she’ll probably like it. If not, don’t bother. But consider moving somewhere with radiators.
YOU GUYS! We have to help a kitty! I know, as a blog, we can get this cat into a new awesome home. I have faith in our collective radness. So, reader Mariko wrote in asking us to help her re-home a cat she helped save. Here’s the whole story from the Mariko’s mouth:
I recently took in a very sweet tortiseshell cat that a neighbor abandoned.
I’m pretty sure it’s female and former mommy as a fellow neighbor said the people who abandoned it took the kittens.
I know, sadness.
Anywho, the pretty female is very sweet and affectionate, literally crawls into someone’s lap within minutes of meeting them!
I would love to keep this sweeie pie but I have already 3 cats of my own and only 1 small apartment.
If you can take in this beautiful cat, even if you’d just be willing to foster and keep in contact while I find a permanent home, please respond.
I”m the Irvington area of Fremont. Please help ASAP.
I can be reached at (510)-284-9822
So, yo! Can you help??? You can call Mariko at the number above or email her. Seriously, let’s save this kitty! She’s so hella cute! Just look at that face and tell me you don’t want it suffocating you at 3 a.m. in the morning. Cause that’s what cats try to do, murder you and assume your place in society. Right? Anyway, EMAIL!
That cat is all, “UGH I HATE TO CUDDLE AFTER YOU ARE SO NEEDY.” But not really because that’s more disgusting than anything else. Also, if there is ever a movie made about Star Jones and her gay ex-husband, these two should play them.