Or I should say I made two things! This could also be titled: That Time I Needed A Good Night Sleep. Or That Time I Tried to Get a Good Night Sleep. Okay fine, I’ll quit rambling and get right to the point.
Like all good ideas, this one started when I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole.
Here’s what happened: I was waiting for my 12 year old to get his hair cut the other day while simultaneously yawning (me not my son) because, if you have pets, you know the struggle. It doesn’t matter how big your bed is, those furry friends want to sleep in your spot, smashed up against you, or on you. And it’s cute and cuddly when you’re just falling asleep and those little balls of fur are all purr-y and cozy. But then at some point during the night they turn into logs made out of concrete, making it impossible for you to move even a micro-millimeter. And just when you’ve managed some kind of bizarre super-human 4 a.m. strength to re-adjust them, they decide to it’s time to get up and play, and you wish you had let them stay sleeping.
That’s when I saw some super cute hand crocheted cat beds and thought, AHA! I can make those and of course my cats will love them, and we’ll all sleep tight forever and always.
Or something like that.
All I know is, as soon as my son’s haircut was finished, we were headed to the craft store to purchase 4lbs of bulky yarn. That’s how fast the Pinterest bug strikes. Beware.
Like all things on Pinterest, it’s never as easy as it looks.
But then I tried again and perhaps one more time (and I may have watched several videos.) The end result was … close enough? The cats seemed interested.
But they wouldn't go in. So I decided to move it upstairs, and I even put their toys inside. My younger cat still put his nose up, but the oldest decided it wasn’t so bad.
YES! Success! He even slept there the whole night.
So I decided to make a second one in hopes that his younger brother would catch on. But no luck.
I think I made it too big and am considering taking it apart and starting over so I can make it smaller with taller walls like the other one. But even if I do, I'm pretty sure Mr. Stubborn still won't go in it. So very feline of him.
I hope you're having a great weekend. Happy Passover and Easter to all who celebrate!