Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Cat Bed for Stick Tail

Stick Tail settled right into cabin life. Wayne and I were amazed how relaxed he was, and how he remembered things from his visits over two and a half years ago. The couch with his afghan from home and our bed upstairs are his favourite hangouts.

The first night he slept with us, but later jumped down to sleep on the hard floor next to the foot of the bed. I remembered this habit from his last visit. I decided I would make a softer cat bed for him to make it a little more comfortable for his old bones.

I got an old bolster I never used and cut the flannel covering to match the size of a larger afghan Mom had made for him. I stitched it into a large rectangle and stuffed it with fiberfill, also from the old bolster.  I put it on the floor where he likes to sleep and covered it with the afghan.

It's nice when things work out. That night he started in bed as usual, but quickly jumped down to his new spot. Doesn't he look comfy? -- Margy

9 comments:

  1. How lovely that he has settled right in. It must have been traumatic for him to lose his mum, but he is very lucky to have you two xxx

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  2. Stick Tail has settled in nicely with all the things he remembers around him. He sure looks like he is enjoying the bed you made him.

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  3. Oh, that's wonderful, Margy. He does look happy with his new bed and his old afghan. Sometimes animals amaze us, don't they?
    K

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  4. Wonderful news that he has settled in nicely in your home.

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  5. He looks real comfy Margy. One lucky cat, that old Stick Tail.

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  6. This is so touching =)

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  7. Stick Tail seems to be doing a stellar job of training his humans. He looks quite content. Happy Monday, Margy!

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  8. Stick Tail is quite a good traveler. It is great that he can be with you.

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  9. This a heartwarming story. I'm so glad that Stick has settled in well. You are very kind to make him a nice, comfy bed.

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