It’s funny what a difference the right furnishings can make, right?
Take the red blanket in the picture, for example. It had been on the floor for the last couple of weeks as a make shift bed for the dog. When he left last weekend I moved the blanket temporarily onto the top of a small shelving unit we have in our living room.
Suddenly that shelving unit has become The Best Thing Ever.
Previously the cats had no interest in it. Sure, it was a convenient (if slightly wobbly) jumping off point to climb up the cat tree. A place to sit for a couple of moments whilst considering where to take the next nap. But not anywhere to spend any extended period of time.
But with that red blanket on it… Well, suddenly the cats all wanted to be there. (You’ll have to take my word for it, as I apparently only managed to photograph Lola there.) It became a perfectly suitable nap place as if by magic.
I should have realised though. A nice soft surface is far more appealing than a plank of wood!