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

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merce · 27/08/2014 10:50

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!!

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cozietoesie · 27/08/2014 11:43

Yep - you've lost your marbles.

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

chockbic · 27/08/2014 15:38

Welcome to the dark side.

So cute.

hollie84 · 27/08/2014 15:40

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

merce · 27/08/2014 16:01

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.

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Corygal · 28/08/2014 20:39

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 · 28/08/2014 20:43

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 · 28/08/2014 20:58

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

Fluffycloudland77 · 28/08/2014 21:05

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

Please video the first attempts though. For educational purposes.

cozietoesie · 28/08/2014 21:14

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

Alsoflamingo · 28/08/2014 21:14

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

Fluffycloudland77 · 28/08/2014 21:21

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

Corygal · 30/08/2014 21:14

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 · 30/08/2014 21:16

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 · 30/08/2014 21:32

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 · 30/08/2014 22:30

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 · 30/08/2014 22:37

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

Alsoflamingo · 31/08/2014 08:21

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 · 31/08/2014 08:24

You mean you really bought one?

Alsoflamingo · 31/08/2014 08:30

Yup. I know, I know.

cozietoesie · 31/08/2014 08:36
BirdhouseInYourSoul · 31/08/2014 15:30

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


Branleuse · 31/08/2014 15:33

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

Alsoflamingo · 01/09/2014 08:38

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 · 01/09/2014 09:14

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.


Alsoflamingo · 01/09/2014 21:07

The challenge would be getting cat to stay in carrier for long enough to pose for a photo…. Not looking hugely likely, but will keep trying Grin

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