January 12, 2017

I'm One of the Pod People

The ultimate in first-world problems: I didn’t get Benny or Joon any Christmas gifts this year. (This may ease your mind about my mental state—I didn’t get them gifts because I was too preoccupied with getting gifts for humans.) However, my sister came through with plastic ornaments full of toys that caused the cats to pronk around the house plus—the ultimate combination of my two loves, cats and knitting—a felted cat bed, what I’ve been referring to as a “pod.” It’s quite beautiful—a bright aqua around the entrance and darker shade of sea blue for the rest:


Joon has taken to the pod quite well. To protect her from Benny’s occasional violent ambushes, she sleeps in the bedroom with me and, whereas she normally curls up between my legs, forcing me to lie with legs splayed like a frog pinned on a dissection tray, she now quite happily sleeps in the pod. She understands the pod; she gets how it works.


Benny, not so much. His handiwork:


Occasionally he leads Joon down the primrose path:


As for me, while I'm tickled by this gift, I am also tempted to buy some white felt and red markers and make it look like this:

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Posted by Ryan at January 12, 2017 09:53 PM

Hahahahahaha! The shark pod would be hilarious! Glad Joon understands and uses it, otherwise that would make an odd looking hat.

Posted by: carlarey on January 13, 2017 03:22 AM

Shark, or mutant bleeding eyeball? Either way, I say do it!

Posted by: SquareMary on January 13, 2017 03:58 AM

LOL! that is hilarious at the end.

Neither of my cats will go into anything cozy like that. They are more like benny and lay on top of things. Still adorable tho. Give them scritches for me.

Posted by: Anj on January 13, 2017 07:34 AM

I had something similar once, not as nice, and my cat did what Benny did. I kept trying to open it up again, so he could go in, but he had no interest in that. Yay, Joon!

Posted by: ccr in MA on January 15, 2017 09:37 AM
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