When autumn comes – as it will this week – the cat-beds receive their heating pads. These old cat-beds are perfect for the pads, as they fit exactly, and the cushion can come out, so the pad can go underneath it, but still within the bed. The bottoms of the beds are wearing through, however, so I have placed them on folded towels for a few years now. I have other cat-beds, and they are very good – the cats like them – but they don’t have removable cushions.
Josie has discovered the one in the bedroom and, though it has been washed, still meets with her approval. She doesn’t use it all day or night, though, as the days are still only cooling, and not actually cool. (I will probably make a doctor’s appointment for my Chubs this week, though I will observe her some more first. Her eating has improved a little in the last day or two but that, of course, may be just a temporary change.)
In any case, she and the others will feel more comfortable in the heated cat-beds as the weather turns. I tend to leave my windows open, at least a little, into the autumn, and even into the winter, as I like fresh air, and a room can become stuffy and stale quickly when cut off from outside air. Besides, the cats enjoy sniffing the smells from the wide world. With the heated cat-beds, they can remain snug and warm, while still catching the scents in the drifting chill.