Last week an anonymous Kossack gifted me with a pootie pad by our own Sara R. My husband and I chose the Bookshelf pattern because we have a tabby pirate whose favorite thing to do when bored is to pull hardcovers off the bookshelves. SHe does this with great deliberation, choosing just the right volume, then slowly pulling out and watching as it hits the floor (thank Goddess she can only reach the second shelf).
The pootie pad arrived today, and generated much excitement among the family felines. Pookie, who weighs in at 23 pounds and looks like a miniature black panter, tried to get into the shipping container. Large cat, small box--not a good fit. But he tried valiantly. When my husband pulled it forth, he had every furry person's attention.
And a cat fight ensued. There was much whacking and shoving to gain possession until my husband interfered, whereupon they discovered it was large enough to be shared, which they agreed to do with some reluctance. It has been thoroughly christened with cat spit and fluff and they are having a very good time.
Anonymous Kossack, I thank you, my husband thanks you, and 6 very happy, stoned pooties (yes they are nippers; I am so ashamed)thank you. They will make good use of it.