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Kitty-bijorn….. Have I officially lost my marbles?

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merce Wed 27-Aug-14 10:50:04

So…. I have an extremely soppy cat. He follows he about and demands to be carried like a toddler. Very sweet actually. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever put a cat in a sling or baby-bjorn type thing. I suspect my cat would love it as I end up carrying him about the kitchen over my shoulder as I make tea etc. Just wondering if anyone has tried this. DH thinks I need some form of medication!!

cozietoesie Wed 27-Aug-14 11:43:31

Yep - you've lost your marbles.

(Join the club of people who bend over backwards for their cats, though. grin)

chockbic Wed 27-Aug-14 15:38:21

Welcome to the dark side.

So cute.

hollie84 Wed 27-Aug-14 15:40:53

I think a baba sling would work better than a baby bjorn...

merce Wed 27-Aug-14 16:01:41

I saw one of those ludicrously small dogs in one the other day and suddenly thought maybe it wasn't completely insane as a concept.

Happy to accept that I am fully signed up member of the mad cad collective, though. DH constantly moaning that he'd get far more attention if he was a cat - which is clearly true mad.

Corygal Thu 28-Aug-14 20:39:34

You can buy a kitty sling! They work for those horrid little dogs too.

I may have spent a hundred pounds on one imported from the US and Mr Cory may have bitten me when we tried to use it.

Alsoflamingo Thu 28-Aug-14 20:43:58

Ha ha, Corygal, I like your style!! So - in conclusion - are you saying it is a massive waste of money? And if not…. where did you import it from? I am interested…. God help us all, frankly.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 20:58:02

I can't help feeling that I'm pandering - but here you go.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 28-Aug-14 21:05:33

I think if it helps you get through the day then do it.

Please video the first attempts though. For educational purposes.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 21:14:19

Educational purposes? I think you should try it Fluffy - I could do with some entertainment!

Alsoflamingo Thu 28-Aug-14 21:14:38

Pander away. Just love it. About to place order.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 28-Aug-14 21:21:07

I'd be in a neck brace, he's 14lb.

Corygal Sat 30-Aug-14 21:14:24

Well done! I hope it works.

Look, I've only just seen this thread update but if you haven't ordered it yet or it turns out to be a disaster I am happy to post you my definitely unused one as a freebie. If I can find it. It looks like a rucksack with a hole for the tail.

I think it does cats and dogs up to about 12lbs, but I couldn't swear to it. Mr Cory hated it because he doesn't like being picked up at the best of times, and the whole straps and tail hole thing outraged his dignity.

Oh Fluffy, 14lb of sheer adorability! Lucky you.

Madratlady Sat 30-Aug-14 21:16:47

You crazy people. If boycat hadn't got so aloof since ds was born (and even more keen to stay out of the way since ds started doing ear splitting shrieks of delight at the sight of either of the cats) I'd be trying him in my ring sling!

CMOTDibbler Sat 30-Aug-14 21:32:58

I carried my lovely new puppy around in a toddler ring sling last week. In my defence we wanted to be at an event, he will only walk for 15 minutes at a time, and as a 14 week old lurcher he's very heavy to carry in your arms. He loved it.
DH suggested carrying evilgingercat in it - who weighs 6.5kg - but I didn't fancy losing that much skin

McSnuff Sat 30-Aug-14 22:30:12

Here's an image I saw earlier today - I don't know this bloke, but I like the cut of his jib. (image of bloke with sling, totally safe for anything)

RJnomore Sat 30-Aug-14 22:37:36

Can I just query what happens if th animal has to erm - "go" while in Thr sling?

Alsoflamingo Sun 31-Aug-14 08:21:43

Re. RJnomore's question - I am not planning on taking my cat OUT in the sling. Just for wandering around the house/kitchen with. He tends to demand being carried when I am trying to make coffee/fix DCs' breakfast so thought a sling might solve all those issues tries to justify absurd mad cat woman behaviour

They tried to deliver it yesterday but we were out. Bring. It. On.

And many thanks, Corygal, for kind offer, but as you can see I was trigger happy with my Amazon order.

cozietoesie Sun 31-Aug-14 08:24:30

You mean you really bought one?

Alsoflamingo Sun 31-Aug-14 08:30:37

Yup. I know, I know.

cozietoesie Sun 31-Aug-14 08:36:33


BirdhouseInYourSoul Sun 31-Aug-14 15:30:08

I can confirm that some cats do indeed like being carried around in a baba style sling....


Branleuse Sun 31-Aug-14 15:33:35

i think my staffie would love one of those. Not sure about my cat though

Alsoflamingo Mon 01-Sep-14 08:38:21

Update from mad cat central: So far he is reluctant to be put in it to put it mildly. Thinking maybe answer might be to have it on my lap and encourage him into it that way - then gently stand up.

I really have lost my tiny mind. I am aware of that….

cozietoesie Mon 01-Sep-14 09:14:06

I hope that in any case, your camera is ready charged? I don't know about anyone else but I'm agog for those pictures.


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