Hey kitty cats,
Ah, the trials and tribulations of being a husky tabby! I’ve been searching high and low for a window perch able to support my luxurious frame for what feels like an eternity. Most of them claim to be designed for cats of all sizes but turn out to be of such dubious construction that I doubt they would support kittens half my weight.
As luck would have it, my assistant mentioned that she found one claiming to support felines up to 35 pounds on a recent trip to Petco.
Purr-fect, as I am currently pushing 20 pounds (I had to bulk up for an upcoming action movie role with Channing Tatum), so I gave the girl my American Express black card and said, “mrow!” Bring one back, and make it snappy!
She returned with the $29.95 Cat Napper, and we assembled it together today.
Actually, she assembled it while I supervised; these paws weren’t made for manual labor.
The perch has a hammock style design with a polyester cover and a sturdy plastic frame. Two large Velcro stickers, one which goes on the frame and the other on the window, secure the perch in place. Or, you can use the included wood screws to make the install more permanent.
We opted for the Velcro, as I do not trust my assistant with power tools…
The process was surprisingly quick and easy. We had the whole thing built and installed in 10 minutes.
There were a couple tricky things, like figuring out that we had to attach the frame legs on the outside of the cover, instead of the inside.
Cutting the small holes in the fabric for the bolts to go through was also a little challenging (we didn’t want to make them too big and tear it).
The Velcro stickers are super sticky, so be sure you pick your window carefully, because if you change your mind and want to move the strips someplace else, you could damage the paint on the window sill.
I’m really enjoying the Cat Napper. It was easy to install (with my assistant’s help), and the polyester cover feels great against my fur.
I’ve already taken several long naps up there and even spotted a few turkeys.
One word of caution for my plus-size brethren: I highly doubt that a plus-size cat of 35 pounds could comfortably lounge in the Cat Napper. I place the max weight closer to 25.
Who is Tabs the Cat?
About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).
Kitty hugs and kisses, always,