So then there's the car safety issue. Big rectangle plastic carrier, super-clangy metal door to make lots of extracurricular noise on bumpy roads, and how exactly do you get a seatbelt around one of those things anyhow??? Very carefully, and with hopes it won't slide off the plastic....
Well, before Christmastime, I was gifted with what I consider to be one of the ultimate kitteh-owner gifts: A Sleepypod.
|photo courtesy of Sleepypod|
|Beastly and Squeebert "WHAAAAIZZZZZITTTT??"|
First, the unveiling.
|Beastly at home in the Sleepypod|
|Squeebert waiting his turn.....|
True, the Sleepypod is a little awkward shaped ~ the roundness of it causes it to rest a bit "unstably" on your hip, and Squeebert did slide to the lower side of the pod. But I also think that the roundness works for the cat. There are no corners to back into to make a cat feel...well...cornered! The pod curves in the shape of a cat when it's curled up, comfy and relaxed...that's got to have a positive psychological effect. My only pseudo complaint (more like a suggestion to the manufacturer actually) is that I'd like to see some additional velcro closures to completely secure the bottom of the sleepypod to the top. In light of the missing kitty stories (like Jack/American Airlines), one does have a tendency to think about the "what ifs" a bit more... But I have to say that our sleepypod has given us no sign that the top would ever separate from the bottom. It's sturdy, well made and absolutely brilliant.
|(not us.) photo courtesy of Sleepypod|
A highly recommended product. See more at www.sleepypod.com