A couple of weeks ago, our friend Summer posted about her bedtime rituals, and it looked like it would be a fun thing to post about, so here we go.
We don’t really have rituals, per se, but Jacoby always sleeps in bed with us. Sometimes Alfred joins us.
And before Logan became a man, as it were, he would sleep with us, too.
I think he really misses it. He is a great cuddler.
Jake may not always get along with Freddy and Logan, but the bed is his place, and he tolerates them when we’re all in bed. I’ve even caught Jake cuddling with Freddy!
But I think Jake is happiest when he has the bed all to himself. With or without me.
When he has to share, he has to be ON me.
Sometimes, when the alarm goes off, this happens.
Jacoby comes and cuddles with me.
And by “cuddle,” I mean “he lies on top of me with his full weight.”
And you can’t tell from the photos, but Jake is purring like crazy.
Did I say, “like crazy”? Make that “diabolically.” He lies on me with his full weight and purrs like a diabolical madman.
He does not want me to get up and go to work. And let’s face it…I don’t disagree with him.
This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Pop.”
I recently discovered the Privacy Pop bed tent, and it is awesome. Haven’t you always wanted a bed fort? I may be 50 years old, but this thing is awesome.
You’re meant to put it on a bedframe, under the mattress, but it also works if your mattress is on the floor.
And it comes in all sizes, except King. Which means if you have a Full or Queen bed, you and your significant other can have your own private little nest.
Not only humans love the Privacy Pop…Jacoby thinks it’s pretty cool, too.
(And it only two about two attempts for him to learn not to try to jump on top of it!)
Jake has always loved to play with his round lambbones on the bed.
And a bed inside a Privacy Pop tent is just as marvelous a playground, if not better.
He really loves those lambbones. He loved them when he wasn’t even a year old yet, he loved them when he was four years old, and he still loves them just as much now, when he’s about to turn seven.
At the cat show this weekend, there was a vendor selling Cat Balls and Cat Canoes, and I couldn’t resist picking one up for Jacoby.
Of course, I’ve seen the Balls and Canoes all over the internet on sites like Hauspanther, but this is the first time I got to see and handle them in person.
Although, truth be told…I really fell in love with the fabric print inside. It’s a marvelous retro atomic city print by Riley Blake and I wish I could find it online. I tried everything…if I can’t find something, it’s hard to find!
As you can see, it’s a pretty awesome bed. Jake got into his instantly.
In fact, I actually had a bit of trouble getting him out of it to go up to the rings!
“Nope. Don’t wanna.”
But seriously…awesome bed.
So…this happened today.
Yep. Angel in Tessie in bed together.
Granted, it’s a big bed, but still…
I suspect that Angel was there first, and Tessie – tortie that she is – decided there was room for two and Angel could either leave or scootch over.
And it looks like Angel was more comfortable than she was intimidated. Or something.
As I said on Thursday, I wasn’t completely happy with the cushion I’d made for the iMac cat bed.
So, I went back to the drawing board. I bought a square of upholstery foam and cut it to fit the iMac.
I had to carve out a little dent to accommodate the irregularities of the inside of the iMac.
The pattern I created was the same as I’d used before, but with a strip in between the top and bottom, making the cushion more angular and more three-dimensional.
Here it is in the iMac…not a bad fit at all!
Using the same pattern, I made a miniature version for the mini iMac.
The pattern on the fabric doesn’t scale down, but apart from that, it’s a perfect replica.
It’s also a perfect fit!
Just right for mini-Abys!
So, I am pleased to present the finished iMac cat bed and cushion, complete with Abyssinian…and its miniature counterpart.
Aby tested and Angel approved!