Sunday, May 6, 2012

Faux Bearskin Rug

Niko loves to make biscuits.

When I saw this faux bearskin rug, I thought it would
be perfect for kneading. He will love it.
I ordered two - one for Niko and one for Goro.

When the package arrived,
Goro and I opened it with excitement.

Look, Goro! 
It's a faux bearskin rug!

You can knead it or lay dow n...

Goro was not interested in the rug at all.

Meanwhile, Niko was looking from a distance.
Unlike Goro, he is usually shy around new things.

I placed the rug in a sun puddle because Niko loves to
nap in the sunshine. Maybe he'll warm up to it here.

There he comes.

... I have a suspicion that Niko is avoiding the rug.

I placed the rug on our bed next to Niko's favorite
dough. Maybe he will warm up to it here.

Niko did not come to bed that night.
Nor the next night, nor the next.

After three lonely nights, I took the rug off the bed.

It's faux. Faux animal, Niko.


  1. Oh dear, maybe if you place it in a corner in a few weeks they will decide that they like it. The paper looks fun!

    urban hounds

  2. Nothing gets by Niko!!! Maybe a little catnip sprinkled into it would do the trick? My crew will sit on any and everything, so I'm no help!

  3. Oh Niko, you are so silly! That looks cozy. We got a little REAL lambskin rug from Ikea that we love.

  4. :D We can't help but laff and laff! we'd probably do the same thing! Usually if our mom puts anything comfy (to her) in a spot we like to nap, we stop napping there! Goro, Niko, we hope you'll both realize the faux bearskin really is faux! they sure look comfy. Purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  5. Niko, I think that rug looks awesome! If you do not want to take advantage of it, it is your loss!

  6. soooo cute!!!

    We have one too! We got ours at and just love it!

  7. Niko!! You don't know what you are missing!! We have a faux dead animal rug and I absolutely LOVE it!! It is the best thing for making biscuits!! You gotta try will not be disappointed!!


  8. Haha - that is the cutest faux animal rug. Kitties can be so picky. LOL! Well perhaps it will grow on them. ;)
    xo Catherine

  9. It is so funny sometimes what cats like and what they have absolutely no interest is very hard to predict!!!

  10. Sigh..... The humans try to so hard, don't they?

    The Chans

  11. Oh you silly boy, Niko. It's not a dead animal. We promise. Give it a try!
    We had to laugh at how Niko avoided being anywhere near the faux rug.

  12. OMC, this was too funny! Thank you for my morning laugh out loud. Niko is a lot like Derry--hangs back when new things are around, takes a while to check them out.

    But it's hilarious they're both avoiding it. :-)

    -The human

  13. Dearest Tamago-san,

    LoL, Niko sure is a shy one for new thing and poor him cannot enjoy the comfy feeling with the faux bearskin rug.
    What a treat it must have been!
    Oh, "three lonely nights"!!! I can guess how it was but Lovely Cute Photos♡♡♡
    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  14. M is laughing so hard because she said "Just like a cat." "Buy something you think they will really like, and they won't have anything to do with it." i bet in time you'll like it tho.

  15. We love truth in advertising. Good boys for telling it like is. Because this item is synthetic, it probably doesn't smell great, I'd neutralize any scent, add Feliway and catnip to make it more attractive.

  16. That is very funny, but do give it a fluff you two!

  17. Oh that is so funny. Why do we bother getting these silly cats toys. They are happy with the paper and boxes. Maybe they will decide the dead animal is all right eventually. Move it around. Take care.

  18. Dearest Tamago,

    That is funny but true as those cats are programmed in a certain way and they will not deviate from their routine!
    At Tractor Supply we bought some soft pet mats, thick and shaggy and oh so soft. They were fighting about the very first one, all wanted to lay down on it at the same time. Now we got two and they most of the time don't even look at it...
    Enjoy your week.
    Love to you,


  19. This is Katie Isabella's mommy. I smiled at Niko and Goro's thoughts regarding the new napping place. None of my cats ever seem to want what I think they will enjoy. When Katie came to live with me, a dear friend in Chicage, a friend of the Admiral sent her, Katie, a beautiful soft soft wool blanket. I put it on our bed and Katie loves it. She even goes there in the day time. BUT: if *I* had purchased it, she would have not wanted it. Our kitties are good at refusing our choices for them. :-)))

  20. Now Boys...may I come over and give it a try?

  21. We've never had a dead animal on our bed so we don't know if we'd mind!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  22. Silly kitties!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  23. So cute. Sorry Niko and Goro did not like the faux bearskin rugs. They look very cozy to us! Well, at least Goro liked the paper that came in the box. :)

  24. Oh my cod! You have a new rug and we have a new rug. What a coinkydink!

  25. oh dear, it does look a little like a dead animal...haha! You can always pass it to Coco and Wawa...:D

  26. BOL! Oh that was hilarious! Thanks for the big belly laugh :D

    Waggin at ya,

  27. Thank you so much for your kind words on Fin's passing. :-)


  28. That is so hilarious! Maybe those boys know sumfing you don't? *I* think it looks really swell, and I would be happy to join Katie-Isbella in testing it out!

  29. If you had bought a faux bear for YOUR bed, then Niko would have been all over it. heh heh!
    : ) Katie & Glogirly

  30. Silly boys!...Happy Friday and have a fun weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  31. Oooh, me and Spitty on the bear skin rug!

    Oh, but I digress. I came back to tell you how much I love this bloggie Niko san and Goro san. xoxoxox

  32. Oh theese one is a good one! Niko you are such a cutie!