Hello Friends, Furry, Feathered and Otherwise,
Tucker here, the #TribeofFive Alpha. Our purrrsonal assistant received an intriguing email from the good folks at Tuft + Paw regarding a cat bed design contest.
Now if you humans are really paying attention to your felines as they relax and recline, this contest should be a no-brainer for you. Just watch how your kitties like to sleep, figure out what kind of sustainable materials you can use, submit your design and voila you may be a winner!
I enjoy availing myself of the human furniture with a little cat comfort added, a soft blanket or pillow is nice, which is why I think Tuft + Paws Island pillow would suit me very well.
Oliver is a heat seeking missile, he never seems to get close enough to the fireplace, so if the humans design a bed for him, it definitely would need to be created from sustainable fire-proof material.
Al is a lean mean feline machine, and likes to stretch out as far as he can when he sleeps (pushing anything out of his way, including human arms and legs). A design for Al would need to be very loooong.
Jasmine is more of a traditionalist, preferring to burrow under pillows or just perch on top of them like the princess she is.
And then there’s Lily, well, let’s just say Lily is a non-conformist sleeper.
As you can see, there are lots of ideas for kitties who seem to have varied and assorted sleeping preferences.
Tuft + Paw is a great company, inspired by their love of cats and their concern for their comfort and safety. They share their homes with felines, so they know what makes us happy and they also pay attention to style so that humans don’t mind displaying this fancy and decorative furniture in their homes. And my favorite thing about this company? They are great advocates of no kill shelters and have a heart for feral felines. In order to support shelter cats and cat adoptions, they offer a 50% discount for those who take part in their “Donate A Bed” program for their local shelters.
We have a wonderful no-kill shelter in our community (Panhandle Animal Shelter) and methinks a few of those pawsome, furry, cozy Capello beds would be quite welcome there, especially in winter!
So humans, I encourage you to have a confab with your cats and come up with the winning design for this contest! But may I add a word of caution. As much as we felines appreciate all the cool toys and beds and scratching posts you spend your hard earned money on, sometimes, we just need a little quiet time in a cardboard box.
Purrs, Head Bonks and Comfy Slumber,
Your Friend Tucker,