New Rule?

I’m wondering if there’s a new rule in our house that Raven won’t use a new bed until it’s been in the house for nearly a year. Last month I shared a photo of Raven in the little doll bed from Ikea. It took her nearly a year to use that one.

I bought this cozy pink bed December 23, 2016. Raven refused to use it, and she actually seemed afraid of it. I’d try to coax her into the bed with no luck. If I set her in it, she’d leap out. Like the doll bed, it was on the list of items to donate.

The first time I saw her use this bed was December 13, 2017. She wasn’t feeling well and I thought, “this is a different behavior, which makes sense since she feels poorly.” Maybe it would be her comfort spot when she didn’t feel good. Last night she got into the bed again. She wasn’t feeling ill, but she didn’t settle in for a snooze, either. Maybe the flashy box had something to do with that 😉  This bed will have to stay here longer to give Raven a chance to decide whether or not she likes it.

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17 Responses to New Rule?

  1. The Island Cats says:

    It looks like a really comfy bed. We hope Raven continues to use it.

  2. You know girls have the right to change their minds, several times if they want to. 😉

  3. I think the rule here is that the more expensive the bed is, the longer no one will use it!

  4. That pretty bed looks really comfy ! Purrs

  5. Guess she takes a while to warm up to a bed!

  6. Brian says:

    Raven, you do look quite pretty in pink!

  7. 15andmeowing says:

    That is a pretty bed for a pretty kitty. Wishing you and your family a Happy and healthy 2018! XO

  8. Summer says:

    Never give up on a cat bed too quickly! And of course “too quicky” could mean years….

    Happy New Year!

  9. Nice bed!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  10. Jan K says:

    That sure does look like a cozy bed. I think cats simply like to keep us guessing! 🙂

  11. Cathy Keisha says:

    I’m the same way with beds only the peeps have no patience—or room—so they give them away quickly. I just got a great new bed which I won’t go in. Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year filled with nip, treats and happiness.

  12. Gattina says:

    My cats occasionally use the Ikea doll beds, otherwise they sleep everywhere, but when you put a carton on the floor you can be sure that Rosie and Arthur both want to sleep in it !

  13. Oh Raven! Got to let those beds mellow and age, before you’ll deign to use them! Happy New Year!

  14. BZ Dogs says:

    Maybe she’s waiting for you to break it in for her 🙂

  15. Nearly a year? I’m sure it’s wise not to make snap decisions!!

  16. It always takes us a lot of time to warm up to new sleeping spaces too, Raven. We like the pink against your fur!

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