Will Fussy Cat Samantha Like this New Bed?
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently trying to figure out what toy would make our cat Samantha happy. After the last try which I wrote about in “The Last Cat Toy”, I started to think maybe I wasn’t on the right track. After concluding that Sam’s favorite thing was napping, not playing, I wondered if a new bed might make her happier. She already had favorite places to sleep and mats she seemed content with, but it seemed rather fortuitous when Smiling Paws Pets contacted us and offered to let us review their 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed.
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I still had doubts that Sam would go for a new bed; she always seems to stick with her tried-and-true favorites. The cool feature of this bed is that it can be used as a regular bed or opened up into a very cozy little cubby hole. The last tower I had bought her had a nice cubby hole and she went in it maybe once. She also had tunnels and other toys like that which she rejected. We always have Cousin Nina on standby for reviews if Sam doesn’t like something, so it was worth a try, especially since the company generously offered a giveaway to our readers as well.
Before we get to sharing the wonderful details of this comfy bed and the company, let’s get to the bottom line: Did Sam like it?
Like would not be the correct word, LOVE is far more like it. We tried it flat at first; though flat does not seem the appropriate word, because this bed is more of a lounge. There’s nothing flat about it, except as being compared to opening it up into the cube by pushing the top up from the inside. Since Sam is mostly blind, I put the bed on our futon where she sometimes sleeps and then set her right on it after she’d had her dinner.
Contrary cat that she can be, I expected her to immediately leave and possibly try it at a later time when it was her idea. Instead she seemed thrilled with the super soft Sherpa pad, and she snuggled right down in! For the next week, every time I went to check in on her in the evening, she was on the bed. She gave up her mat in front of the heater vent in favor of this cat bed! Sometimes she might still be in her scratcher bed during the day if the sun is shining on it, or she’s waiting for a meal or a snack which is served right there, but other than that, she’s on this new bed.
I gave her about a week to enjoy it, and then opened up the cube and went through the same process. Once again, she amazed me by staying in there even while I took photos; and she has been in there every night since!
What are some of the features of the Cat Cube & Bed and Smiling Paws Pets that we love?
- Smiling Paws Pets is a small family run business, and they sell products for both cats and dogs.
- This bed is made from 100% organic cotton and comes with a 100% quality guarantee.
- The super soft Sherpa lines the inside of the cube, and I think that’s what Sam really loves about it, it must be so warm and cozy in there! The Sherpa pad can be moved from the top of the bed to the inside of the cube.
- The side pocket is a fun feature (I think Sam is going to tuck a bag of treats in there for snacking after her nap).
- It’s machine washable and has a non-skid bottom.
Now, I wonder, which way does Samantha like it best? I decided we would keep it as a cube for the winter, so she can snuggle up when it’s chilly; and then we’ll make it back into a bed when the warmer weather comes.
Sam says that Cousin Nina is going to have to get her own 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed. 😊
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Soth loves snuggly beds! He’d probably enjoy it both ways, too, but it’s always a bonus when he can crawl inside something and hide from those crazy sisters 🙂 I’m so glad Sam found something she loves!
It really looks so cozy in there!
Cathy Keisha says
OMC! I don’t know why I entered cos I’m getting one to review too. Oopsy! TW is wondering if I’ll like it. I won a new bed recently that I’ve only put 2 paws in once. then again, I Love love love my igloo so I may like the cube. Then yet again, I’ve never used any cubbies in any cat trees. Go figga.
Sam thinks you are going to love it, CK, and we can’t wait to find out if she is right!
Lynn LaChance says
I had not seen this post yet, so enjoyed seeing Sam cuddled up and cozy in the cube Before reading this! I went over to examine it and she stayed right in it and purred while I petted her and licked my hand and told me all about how wonderful it is! But Nina is disappointed and hoping we can win her one or we will check out Smiling Paws Pets-well, will check it out anyway! Always so happy to see a contented Samantha!
Samantha says good luck to Nina!! Maybe she as a birthday coming up or something? 🙂
Linda Szymoniak says
We have three cats. Moko and Arata would probably like the cube the best, while Kotoha would prefer it as a bed. They’d get tons of use out of it, though. That’s for sure!
I can imagine! Sam uses it absolutely every day, so with three cats it would probably never be empty! 🙂
Sand spring Chesapeakes says
Awe sam that is awesome comfy bed.
She says it sure is!!
I think my cat, as well as my dogs, would love this cube!
Sam is happy hers is in her private room, so she doesn’t have to share it with anyone! 🙂
I think Ellie would love the cube … but Bear would prefer the lounge bed 🙂
Seeing Sam enjoy her new bed made my day! I bet it felt good to give her something she likes!
Yes, it certainly did, and it makes my day every time I see her in there too!
Mary McNeil says
So glad Sam is enjoying her new comfy place !
The Island Cats says
We’re so glad Sam loves this cube! Zoey really loves hers. It’s so well made.
I agree, and it’s just so cute too!
We’ve seen these and thought our kitties would like such a bed.
With the two options, it seems like it could please any cat!
caren gittleman says
Wonderful review and so happy Samantha likes the bed! Good luck to all who enter, we aren’t because Cody has more beds than he could ever hope to use! (we keep donating some!)
Thank you! Sam doesn’t have a lot of beds, but the dogs have a lot and I’m always donating some of those too!
Edie Chase says
I’m glad Samantha is enjoying her new bed. She looks good in it.
Thank you, Edie!!
Monika & Sam says
What a cool bed! LOVE the striped fabric and very excited your girl seems to enjoy it. Well done, mom!
I finally got something right for her! 🙂
oh I guessed it you will love that fabulous bed what becomes ladycat cave too ;O)
Ladies deserve to have caves too, don’t they? 🙂
Shadow & Ducky's Mom says
That is too cute! I’m glad Sam loves her new 2-in-1 bed! Looks like it would even be big enough for Ducky, though it’s hard to tell.
Sam’s a pretty small cat, so it might be hard to judge. It’s always tough to tell from photos….Cricket could probably fit in there too. It would definitely take a small dog, but I’m not really sure what size Ducky is either!
Brian Frum says
Good for you sweet Samantha, you look so happy with that new bed and it does look terrific!
Thank you, Brian! Love, Sam ♥