Presenting a variety of sleeping options for the discerning felines on your holiday gift-giving list.
Everyone knows cats are the world’s most expert nappers. A perfect gift for the cat who has everything is a new place (or places) to snooze, bathe or just loll about.
Here are some unusual items to maximize a cats’ nap time before and after they’ve indulged in holiday mischief-making.
Catastrophic Creations Cat Bridge
This 70-inch wooden bridge has a raised edge so kitty won’t slip off and a 15-inch platform at each end. The platforms mount with brackets. It is available in nine different finishes and can hold multiple cats. Available from www.catastrophiccreations.com.
Spexpet Gray Shark Bed & Great White Shark Cat Ball® cat
This whimsical cave-like shark-shaped bed has a removable cushion and a waterproof bottom. It is also suitable for small dogs. Made by Spexpet, the Gray Shark BEd is available online from Amazon, Sears and others.
If you prefer a less ferocious-looking shark bed for your cat, check out the Great White Shark Cat Ball bed. The bed features two openings—6-in. and 10-in. in diameter—and fits cats up to approximately 18 pounds. Made with all cotton fabrics, the shark cat bed is machine-washable in cold water. Available from www.thecatball.com
Cat Crib Hammock
This comfy hammock fits under most chairs or small tables and lets kitty stay at the center of the action without getting underfoot. It’s machine washable and is available in purple, light brown or black. Holds cats up to 20 pounds. Available from www.catcrib.com.
Akemi Tanaka Curve Wall-Mounted Cat Bed
This sleek and simple space-saving bed comes in a range of fabrics and woods. Mounting hardware is included. The cover of the snap-on cushion is washable. Available from www.akemitanaka.com.
K&H Manufacturing Mod Dream Pod
This unique, modern-looking yet cozy bed zips together and comes in gray, tan or green with black. It is large enough for any cat and includes a washable polyfil pillow. Available from www.khmfg.com.
Perfect Perch Cat Window Seat
This handmade perch is comprised of pine with a removable strip of soft carpeting. Easy to assemble; attaches to most windowsills using Velcro and an Allen wrench. It’s available in natural, light oak or red oak colors. Available from woodpalette on www.etsy.com.
Cat Head Bed
Your cat can get inside his own head with this eco-friendly handmade felted wool cat bed from AgnesFelt. Made to order in five sizes, the cozy and comfortable bed comes in natural grey with natural white; special colors available on request. The bed is handwashable in warm water with wool-safe detergents. Available from www.etsy.com.
A modern twist on the classic bunk bed, the KittiBunk provides a comfortable tube for your cat to lie in as well as an ultra-comfortable elevated bed for those lazy sun-tanning days. The cushion-lined tube also provides perfect cover for those sneaky ambush attacks. Available from kitticraft.com
Combining napping and play, this multi-level “bed” features large soft cushions that provide a cozy place for a cat nap. Made of sturdy cotton fabric, the bed is machine washable and comes in two- or three-pillow styles. Available from www.catstrapeze.us
About the Author: Lisa King is a freelance writer living in Southern California. She is the former managing editor of Pet Product News International, Dogs USA, and Natural Dog magazines. Lisa is also the author of the well-received murder mystery novel “Death in a Wine Dark Sea” and the recently released “Vulture au Vin.”