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Lonecatwithkitten Sat 17-Oct-20 09:14:06

15 months ago when I accepted my fate that the Siberian I was fostering would never be leaving I bought her a bed. She of course ignored it and choose my office chair and cushion.
Thursday this week I picked the forsaken bed up from my bedroom floor gave it a poof and tidy before my cleaner came. Then later in the day I put it back where it had been previously ignored. Since then she has left the bed only to eat and use her litter tray.
It would seem a purpose bought bed needs to be ignored for a critical length of time before it can be used!

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Toddlerteaplease Sat 17-Oct-20 17:36:16

Though she loves her tipi so can't complain.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 17-Oct-20 20:28:06

It’s clearly an aberration. She’ll go back to ignoring it tomorrow.

Esmeralda1988 Sat 17-Oct-20 20:43:19

Mine make sure to use the purpose bought bed just enough that we can't get rid of it yet it still stands empty and pointless for 98% of the year. You just never know when they might want it again!

Soubriquet Sat 17-Oct-20 20:49:23

Ah see my cat has her own double bed that she sleeps on.

She just allows me to share it at night grin

HeronLanyon Sat 17-Oct-20 20:54:23

Obviously I did not believe this until the photographic evidence.
Any chance she could be pregnant ?? Though this because obviously there has to be some huge reason for this odd behaviour !!!

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 17-Oct-20 22:07:02

@HeronLanyon definitely not pregnant she was spayed by the breeder prior to being sold to hare careless home who moved/kicked her out without updating the microchip details.

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Oldraver Sat 17-Oct-20 23:08:03

Ernie never slept in his bought bed till he was 4 and too big for it

We've got bed wars going on with Colin. Totally ignored his igloo, and had taken to our old teddy bear mattress protector under the bed. He also sleeps on a fluffy blankie

So I bought him a donut bed, fabric is the same as the blankie, he refuses point blank to go in it

I gave him the blankie back

FlippinNoah Sun 18-Oct-20 05:57:58

Mmm comfy!

chocolatespiders Sun 18-Oct-20 13:54:11

My fluffy boy loves the £6.00 camp chair from decathlon. Doesn't quite go with the rest of the lounge but the boy is happy!! This has reminded me to take the purpose bought beds to the local rescue.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 18-Oct-20 13:56:23

It appears to be a long term commitment today is day 3 of using the purpose bought bed!

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madcatladyforever Sun 18-Oct-20 14:23:39

I bought madam a scratching post 15 years ago. It is still stitting in my living room absolutely pristine, unlike the sofa.

HappyHoppyHippo Mon 19-Oct-20 05:49:27

@Em3978 that's hilarious 😂

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 19-Oct-20 08:40:11

We bought the wrong scratch post once. He sprayed the side of the bed (dhs side obv not mine).

We exchanged it for the correct scratch post.

samlh Mon 19-Oct-20 09:17:25

@Toddlerteaplease we got a lovely towel set in baskets for our wedding last year, Leo claimed the smaller basket instantly... He's far too big for it now, but if we dare have the audacity to move it from the sacred spot then on our heads be it!

Username1284 Mon 19-Oct-20 09:20:39

My wife bought a cat bed which was unused for months until I placed a sweaty t-shirt of mine over it, one night, and the cat slept in it that night and ever since.

Oldraver Tue 20-Oct-20 12:32:49

There is some trickery going on here

When he realises I think he will reject it

HeronLanyon Tue 20-Oct-20 18:38:18

That’s the problem ! When they realise you’ve spotted their ‘capitulation’ - indeed even taken photos and - gasp - shared them - they may revert to their former haughty rejection.
Funny things.
When one of mine finally used a cat bed we weren’t allowed to look at him or even talk about it. We had to completely ignore it and even silence would make him consider rejecting it (even though he was comfy and snug).

HunkyPunk Tue 20-Oct-20 18:54:23

I made the awful mistake of washing it shock and he hasn't been near it since!

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