When it comes to my cat Myrtle I have only one philosophy. Nothing is too good for her. What I feel she needs she gets and if I can't afford it I save for it, its that simple. She goes without nothing cos I chose to own her and she deserves it and I owe her to look after her!
Saying that I really do waste my cash when it comes to what I think she needs. Before buying her this bed I had bought her 2 rather expensive beds, neither of which she liked and ever used but simply were in our home littering the place up with me hoping in vain one day she would like to use them!
When I finally decided to give up our old flat in Weston Super Mare and picked out a flat I wanted back in my home town of Coventry we had a huge wait (and still have a pretty long one come to think about it lol) till we could move in but instead of sitting it out where we hated in Weston we decided to bring our essentials and squat out at my mum and stepdads.
Now my parents have rather lovely and very expensive leather sofas and I was worried about Myrtle jumping up on the furniture and unwittingly poking holes and scratching stuff and so went out and bought all new cat scratching posts and things to occupy her with to try to prevent this and one thing I thought I should get was a nice large, plush bed to pop in my mums living room. I did look at the Argos catalogue but they only stocked this one I wanted in a dark blue colour and a colour that would have stuck out like a sore thumb so I knew this was the one I wanted however I eventually found it in an independent shop in Weston Super Mare in a lovely burgundy shade costing the same £17.99 as what Argos was (and still is) selling it at and I thought that was a very reasonable price cos I got to feel it and have a good look at the size and quality of it before actually buying it.
So the bed measures H20, W55, D45cm and is oval in shape. The outside of it is made and feels likes faux suede so it feels really nice and soft to my touch and the inside is made of a warm and cosy plush foam inner lining and it has a polypropylene base and to the front of the bed there is a sewn on label that tells us it is endorsed by the RSPCA and there is a paw print shown and the sides of the bed are reasonably high and firm with a dented bit to the front of it to allow dogs and cats to be able to jump in and out if it easy enough. The pad the dog or cat lies on feels fleecy, soft and warm and its reversible and it really it is a rather thick and comfy looking and the bed and the removable pad is both suitable for machine washing and tumble drying and I have washed Myrtles bed and have allowed it to air dry and had no issues doing so at all and it certainly hasn't impaired the quality or structure of it and it hasn't colour faded or anything else adverse at all.
According to the Argos website if you buy this bed then £10.00 goes to the RSPCA, I'm not sure if a tenner of what I paid though did or didn't go to charity at the time I didn't realise it was meant to to,to fair. However this is a great bed. Myrtle isn't the smallest of cats and she likes to spread out and in this she really can. I like the fact the cushion/pad she lies on can be reversed so if it just looks a bit grotty through her malting hair I can turn it over and deal with it later and I appreciate being able to wash the bed greatly too. This goes in my mums living room really well, is lightweight to transport and Myrty loves it and that really is the main issue to me!
Widely available, Google if interested or check out Argos however they only sell this bed in the dark blue at the moment as far as I am aware of and ours is burgundy on the outside with a cream coloursheme to the inside!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have owned the Snuggly bed for about eighteen months, and my reason for purchasing it was so that my two cats could cuddle up together to sleep. They do not always do this, but they do like to sleep together sometimes, and I thought it would be nice for them to have their own place to do so.
The bed was on sale in my local RSPCA shop, and it is available in various colours. The only colour they had available when I went to buy the bed was light blue, so that is the colour I purchased. The bed is fairly light in weight, so can be transported easily. I have placed the bed variously under the chairs in the kitchen, by the sofa in the living room and in my bedroom. My cats most often use the bed when it is in the living room, so it hasn't been moved recently. The bed is perhaps more suited to dogs due to its size, but if you have a large cat or two small/medium sized ones they may be able to make good use out of it. One of my cats in on the large side, and the other quite small, so when they use it together there is plenty of space for them both to use.
The fabric from which the outside of the bedding box is covered is very lightweight and feels quite flimsy. Some areas of the fabric where it joins to the fabric covering the inside of the bed has frayed slightly, despite it not having undergone a great deal of wear. The white inside fabric feels sturdier, and is very soft and fleecy. The bed is also fairly deep, so animals feel safe and protected when using it. At the front of the bed the edge is not so deep, so that animals can easily step into the basket. This may be easier for dogs than cats, as my smallest cat does have to perform a kind of jumping movement to access the inside of the bed.
The Snuggly Cuddly bed retails at just under £13, although I picked mine up for around £8. It is very simple in design and nothing groundbreaking in terms of appearance. This is an average bed, which I feel could be better made, using materials of a higher quality. I would not have purchased the bed for full retail price, and although my cats do use the bed from time to time they still generally prefer to sleep on the sofa or just a cushion.
Warm and luxurious pet bed for small dogs / cats.