Mostly everyone has heard about IKEA. Most of us have entered IKEA at one point or another, glanced at their wide array of furniture, bought a lamp, a table, a chair or a bed, added some decorations we never needed and promised to stick to the list next time. The same thing happened the second time. That is because IKEA has things for everyone, at a reasonable price and quality. However, there is one thing you cannot find in the shop: pet furniture, and especially cat beds.
This did not stop savvy Japanese cat owners from using IKEA products to make beds for their furry friends. Duktig is $20 compact, small bed made for dolls. It is meant as a toy for little girls who want to put their dolls to sleep. As a toy it is also very, very simple to assemble. You merely have to insert four pegs and four screws before slapping on a board. Japanese owners have come to the conclusion that it is a waste to buy these beds for dolls, so they used them for their pets, making cat beds out of them.
Duktig already comes with a thin little sheet. However, pet owners know it is not enough, so they spruce it up with some extra blankets and linens. They might even add one fuzzy blanket or two. Although the bed has not been created with cats in mind, it has one feature that will definitely endear it to our feline friends. The gap in the edge of the frame allows them to stick their tail out.
Moreover, Japanese owners did not leave matters here. Knowing that many people had more than one cat in the household, they decided to become inventive. Why put one bed next to the other and occupy more space, when you can create a bunk bead? They drilled a couple of holes and put two beds together.
In time, the bed’s use has expanded and even cats and the occasional rabbit slept in it. What do you think of this innovative idea for cat beds?