Clever Japanese pet owners find perfect cat beds…at IKEA!

21 Nov 2014 Animals
Clever Japanese pet owners find perfect cat beds…at IKEA!

One of the great things about IKEA is the broad appeal of its furnishings. With understated styling, reasonable prices, and adequate quality, the Swedish-based megastore is the perfect place to find sofas for recent college graduates, dishes for newlyweds, and work desks for telecommuters. And also, as clever Japanese pet owners have learned, adorable beds for cats. Officially, IKEA hasn’t moved into the pet supply sector.

Since it’s technically a toy, assembly is incredibly simple, consisting of inserting four pegs and four screws before slapping on a board.

Still, it seems like kind of a waste to buy creature comforts for inanimate objects like dolls. So instead, savvy Japanese pet owners have been picking up Duktigs for their cats.

The Duktig comes bundled with a tiny little sheet, but most pet owners who’re dedicated enough to buy furniture for their kitties seem to spruce the bed up with some extra linens and blankets.

Really, you can never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep in improving your mood. A solid 40 winks is enough to make even natural enemies get along, as this photo proves.

On the other hand, leave them alone, and they loo cozy enough to sleep all day.

▼ We wonder, since they’re already covered in hair, do cats appreciate a fuzzy blanket as much as we humans do?

If floor space is at a premium, though, drilling a couple of holes is about all you need to do to make a bunk bed.

Much like with human beings, the cats’ reactions upon being woken up seem to range from startled to stink eye.

▼ “Nope, not getting up yet.”

Hmm…why are we not surprised the cat snagged the top bunk?

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