Beds for Cats – Sometimes It’s All About Placement

Charlie on Crater Dot 12/8/10
Charlie on Crater Dot 12/8/10

A few weeks back, we reviewed the Sleepypod Crater Dot.  I must admit that the cats weren’t totally into it – they used it more for a launching pad when they were playing and sometimes slept on it, but that was about it. UNTIL! I moved the Crater Dot to the kitchen.  They use it every day, all day long.  If Charlie’s not on it, then Trigg is.  It’s hilarious.  Every time I go into the kitchen, one is on it.  It is so cute. I have come to adore the Crater Dot for this reason and feel I needed to let you know because my product review was okay, but it deserves more praise.

Trigg on the Crater Dot on 12/11/10
Trigg on the Crater Dot on 12/11/10

Someone once told me that cats like to lay in unbalanced areas of the house and need more Feng Shui. I want to say that I knew where I needed Feng Shui in my home, but I didn’t.  I just set the Crater Dot down in the kitchen because it is the closest to my garage door, and I was planning on donating it to an animal shelter since the cats didn’t use it all that much.  And I wanted other kitties to benefit from such a great bed.

Well, now, I think the Crater Dot will forever remain with us. So the point is – let this be a lesson learned that it isn’t always the product that is the problem, but rather the human that has control over the product that ends up being the problem.

Trigg on Crater Dot Cat Bed 12/17/10
Trigg on Crater Dot Cat Bed 12/17/10

The Crater Dot can be purchased on Amazon and ships free with their Free Super Saver Shipping. I also like to keep a product for 6-8 weeks to see how the cats respond before featuring it.  But that still isn’t a surefire way of knowing if they truly like it – look at the Crater Dot, for crying out loud.

Here’s a quick video I caught of Charlie on the Crater Dot Bed on 12/21/10:

Thank you again to Sleepypod for such a wonderful pet bed.  We love it and think it’s perfect for our kitchen!

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Ragdoll Mama says:

    It is normally location, location location but in this case it is placement, placement, placement. I too have purchased pricey beds for my babies only to have them ignored. Once I moved one for vacuuming and never moved it back to the original place because it was never without an occupant again! Ah, the lessons we learn from our children!

  2. what a brilliant review. i’m so glad the crater dot gave itself a second chance by default!!

  3. Interesting posting re: bed placement! You’ve inspired me to move a few things around here to see if they get used more.

  4. I saw your YouTube video from your account with Charlie on the Crater Dot after you moved it to the kitchen and I never thought of placement being the reason why a cat did not use the product either. I am sure they prefer the Crater Dot as opposed to the cold tile of the kitchen floor. The Crater Dot is definitely a product I plan on purchasing in the future, probably two if I get two Ragdolls so each one can have one as they accompany me in the kitchen!

  5. Donna & Morgan says:

    I agree on placement of the beds. I bought a super cute bed at PetSmart on sale on day – no one would go near it – until I put it next to one of the rat cages. Now they take turns in it.

    We have Morgan’s Beds all over the house – and there are some they loved while I was making them – they plopped in and refused to move.. So I kept them. When I put them out in the house – they ignored them – until they were in “the correct spots” according to them.

    Five cats all with minds of their own! KIDS!

    1. Sounds like our Crater Dot is the one by the rat cages for you!! It really is adorable how much they use it.

      1. Donna & Morgan says:

        It really is a super cute bed!

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