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Day 1 Of The Kitty And The Air Mattress Has Been A Success

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I'll keep you posted; if you hear a loud pop from the direction of South Carolina, that'll probably be me (or rather, the bed). There's a mattress pad on top, so I'm fairly confident that she can knead to her heart's content and not cause any damage. Fairly.

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I'll be expecting it in the middle of the night, followed immediately by a loud scream as you are flung into the air.

Only those close to you will hear the cat peeing her pants laughing....

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I'll be expecting it in the middle of the night, followed immediately by a loud scream as you are flung into the air.

Only those close to you will hear the cat peeing her pants laughing....

I must say, I've never felt so motivated to make up the bed before. (The comforter is largely claw-proof.)

Amelia says she doesn't own any pants and her incontinence problems are getting much better since she doesn't have to live with the kitten anymore. :P

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I must say, I've never felt so motivated to make up the bed before. (The comforter is largely claw-proof.)

Amelia says she doesn't own any pants and her incontinence problems are getting much better since she doesn't have to live with the kitten anymore. :P

:lol: :lol:

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The air mattress lasted a little over two months. I don't think the kitty did it any harm; I think it was just suicide. Anyway, they included a patch kit (basically two large pieces of tape), so it's possible it can be saved, but my instinct is that I'll be getting a new air mattress every two months until I finally give in and get a real bed. (The air mattress is much better for my back, though, than anything else I ever slept on.)

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The air mattress lasted a little over two months. I don't think the kitty did it any harm; I think it was just suicide. Anyway, they included a patch kit (basically two large pieces of tape), so it's possible it can be saved, but my instinct is that I'll be getting a new air mattress every two months until I finally give in and get a real bed. (The air mattress is much better for my back, though, than anything else I ever slept on.)

I wondered how long the mattress would last. Before I got another I would add up the cost of replacing one every two months for a year, I bet the cost will about equal a new mattress, albet an inexpensive one. Glad for the kitties sake that she didn't have anything to do with it. :)

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I wondered how long the mattress would last. Before I got another I would add up the cost of replacing one every two months for a year, I bet the cost will about equal a new mattress, albet an inexpensive one. Glad for the kitties sake that she didn't have anything to do with it. :)

In a shocker, the piece of tape repair didn't take, so I'll indeed be buying another. I dunno, if I wanted to stay in this apartment forever, I might buy an actual bed, but as I don't, something portable is probably preferable. If the air mattress hadn't been so incredibly good for my back, I'd just split the difference and get a futon, but it was, so I'm sticking with air mattresses for now. Maybe two months from now I'll be more inclined to get something more permanent. Anyway, the kitty is now scared of air mattresses, since in its death throes it hissed at her. So maybe the next one will be unkneaded and thus will last longer. Regardless of whether she had anything to do with the quick passing of the air mattress, Amelia the cat won't be in trouble. She knows she has me totally wrapped around her finger.

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I LOVE KITTENS!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

good LUCK in your air mattress/bed situation!!! My kitteh would tear it to SHREDS!! :wub:

<I love him>

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Anyway, the kitty is now scared of air mattresses, since in its death throes it hissed at her.

I've been following the story--it just struck me so funny that the mattress hissed at her :lol: Hope the new air mattress works out and pet the kitty for me :D

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In a shocker, the piece of tape repair didn't take, so I'll indeed be buying another. I dunno, if I wanted to stay in this apartment forever, I might buy an actual bed, but as I don't, something portable is probably preferable. If the air mattress hadn't been so incredibly good for my back, I'd just split the difference and get a futon, but it was, so I'm sticking with air mattresses for now. Maybe two months from now I'll be more inclined to get something more permanent. Anyway, the kitty is now scared of air mattresses, since in its death throes it hissed at her. So maybe the next one will be unkneaded and thus will last longer. Regardless of whether she had anything to do with the quick passing of the air mattress, Amelia the cat won't be in trouble. She knows she has me totally wrapped around her finger.

You may want to see if you can get one of those inexpensive 'memory foam' or a 'feather bed' mattress cover for the top of the airmattress. That way the kitty can knead to her hearts content and when the paws slip from your head to the bed you won't have to worry and she won't get hissed at. She will get over her shock from the last one, never fear. I had a pet snake get loose and try to eat one of my kitties, that cat refused to enter my bed room for a couple of months but wanting to sleep with me overcame the fear eventually although she would scope out the room really well before she would relax and get comfy on my pillow. Wrapped around my head and kneading away of course.

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You may want to see if you can get one of those inexpensive 'memory foam' or a 'feather bed' mattress cover for the top of the airmattress. That way the kitty can knead to her hearts content and when the paws slip from your head to the bed you won't have to worry and she won't get hissed at. She will get over her shock from the last one, never fear. I had a pet snake get loose and try to eat one of my kitties, that cat refused to enter my bed room for a couple of months but wanting to sleep with me overcame the fear eventually although she would scope out the room really well before she would relax and get comfy on my pillow. Wrapped around my head and kneading away of course.

That's a really good idea--the memory foam would be impossible for the kitty to "poke" through because of the thickness. We have one on our bed, and they're extremely comfortable, too.

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I'm not super hard to please with beds, but picky, and we have a memory foam mattress. (Not a topper, the thing is foam all the way through.) We didn't get a box spring for underneath, so it sits low and is a very comfortable, but non-moving, space of cush. I can comfortably sleep on my side, or on my back, and not feel like things are out of place. (I'm hypermobile and while it's not to the point of dislocating things in my sleep, things have been known to get a bit out of whack just from sleeping.)

Yeah, the mattress was expensive, but it's one of those things my husband and I invest in. We didn't go for the "well, it kinda meets our requirements, but doesn't really have most of the stuff we need" approach in a car, and we decided that if we were going to spend one third of our life on it, we wouldn't for a mattress either. Fortunately, my husband, who is pickier, also thinks it's a fabulous mattress.

Maybe there's a mattress out there for you to save up on? (Yeah... I know it takes forever to find the right one. For us, it has tended to be an all day expedition of trying on every bed in as many stores as we can find, and there are maybe three that we like. :P )

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I'm not super hard to please with beds, but picky, and we have a memory foam mattress.

We have one too. It took a few nights to get use to but I won't give it up now.

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Trim her nails? I keep my kitty's nails clips. Just the tips. I wait until he's sleeping, gently get a paw, push out a nail and quickly clip off the tip. Over the years he's gotten really used to it and I can usually do it while he's awake. I just fuss over him a lot and he loves the attention.

On a lark I even tried to file his nails once and couldn't believe how cooperative he was with that!

They also make these glue on covers for nails called "SoftPaws". They last about 6 weeks and they're very pretty! But frankly, it was just as easy for me to clip.

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If you had December 8/December 9 in the When Will John's Second Air Mattress Bite The Dust betting pool, you win! It would have lasted longer, but I got cold, and so bought a bed frame to get off the floor. I'm not a total idiot, so I put another foam rubber mattress pad under the air mattress. Unfortunately, the kitty decided that tearing out chunks from this pad is the funnest, and she must have gotten the mattress on one of these adventures. The bed still holds air for a while, but not quite all night. (Woke up at 6 just about lying on the frame.) Soooo I'll be investing in a futon as soon as the tornado warnings are lifted (momentarily).

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Glad to hear that Miss Amelia is continuing to encourage you to buy a proper bed. She's doing it for your own good, you know.

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What if ur kitty decides futon man is his mortal enemy? What then? :lol:

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What if ur kitty decides futon man is his mortal enemy? What then? :lol:

I doubt she could do much damage. There's now two foam rubber pads underneath for her to go to town on. On the top of the bed, she prefers kneading on me. But if she really really wants to go to war on the futon, she's welcome. So far she prefers lying on it.:)

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