Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jasmine's New Digs

#whoyoukitten sent this soft Cat Hammock which is lined with what feels like sheepskin, and Jasmine was not really sure what to think at first. I had a difficut time finding a place where it would work because the straps were not that long and the clips were kind of counter productive. Once I did find a spot she still was not sure what to think even as I "helped" her to get in the hammock a few times. So I let the hammock hang and ignored it...the best way to get a cat interested in almost anything. 

This morning I was on my compter and Jasmine decided she needed to get into the hammock, just like it was a normal thing for her to do. She gave me the "why are you making a big deal out of this" face when I started to video her. Take a look for yourself.

So, where exactly did I end up hanging the hammock? I have a stand (I think it was a printer stand before I got it from craigslist) that has the tower server on the bottom and my monitor on top. In between the monitor and the tower is enough room for Jasmine to crouch. She always ends up crouching on top of the fan venting area, so I thought it might be a good place to try the hammock. She felt it was sturdy enough to lay in and to turn around a few times, too. 

So far the hardware is holding but I do worry about the clip/hook pieces as I would not have chosen them. They would work okay if I had something small enough in diameter to clip them to, but I'm not sure anything of that size would hold her weight. I ended up wrapping the nylon strap around the bars of the stand and then attaching the clip to the nylon strip. It was not easy to do and I hope it is secure.

I would totally suggest this cat hammock for kittens (kitten pile in the hammock would be so cute) and smaller cats. If you feel that your cat is a larger one or even overweight, make sure the clips will hold the weight.

As with most items I review, I received this product at a discount or free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.