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Wife Is Dying From Laughter After Finding Out The Bed Her Husband Was Building Is For The Cat, Not For Them
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Wife Is Dying From Laughter After Finding Out The Bed Her Husband Was Building Is For The Cat, Not For Them

Cat lovers will go to extreme comfort to make sure their felines can live their lives in comfort and style from cat ladders to cat beds. It’s true maybe these independent animals don’t need us as much as we need them, especially when it comes to finding a place to relax – after all most surfaces are prime spots for a good cat nap – but that didn’t stop one Florida man, Chris Carlson from creating a special place just for his cat. Pre-KPA teacher Julia Carlson shared her husband’s creation in an online post and people everywhere think it’s the cat’s meow.

This is Ollie, the newest member of the Carlson family and proud owner of his own custom cat bed

Image credits: julcarls

Julia wrote on her Facebook page that the cat was a surprise from Chris: “Chris always said we’d never get a pet because they’re too much work and commitment. Well, he told me he was going grocery shopping and instead he went out and adopted this guy.” Not only did her husband buy the cat but, to the surprise of Julia, created a special place in their home just for Ollie to catch some zzz’s.

“Husband said he was going to make a bed frame. I thought it was for our new mattress…. It was for the cat”

Image credits: julcarls

“Guys, Chris said, ‘okay I’m gonna go make the bed now,’ and I’m like yessss we’ll finally have a bed frame for our new mattress. I check on him an hour later and he has built A MINIATURE BEDFRAME AND SIDE TABLE FOR THE CAT. I’m dying.”

Image credits: julcarls

Chris told Bored Panda the idea was spur of the moment, “My wife had been searching online for cat teepees and things like it, so I knew she’d find it hilarious.” His not alone with his creative cat ideas, companies and pet owners seem to always think of innovative ideas for the perfect feline bed and for a good reason. Healthy cats spend 16 to 20 hours per day sleeping.

Image credits: julcarls

Ollie’s bed is so much more than a prank and shows off the workworking skills he’s acquired over the years. “I’ve dabbled in woodworking as a hobby for close to a decade!” said Chris, “I’m self-taught with the help of YouTube DIY pages.”

Image credits: julcarls

This particular DIY project took the craftsman about an hour, “I had some scrap 2x2s, 1x6s, and 1×2 of select pine for the headboard and frame and some 1/4in plywood for the slats and used pocket holes and wood glue to hold it all together.” and added, “The best part was my wife thinking I was making OUR Cali King sized bed frame. When she came to check on me around the end of the building process, she immediately snorted and started hysterically laughing.”

Image credits: julcarls

To share the hysterical prank they posted on Facebook and Reddit and received an overwhelming response. “We were very surprised it went viral. We spent about 6 hours on that Sunday periodically checking how many upvotes, likes and shares it got and just laughing at how THIS is what made us go viral.”

Image credits: julcarls

Not only did the internet think the idea was entertaining but of course wanted one for themselves, “I have gotten hundreds of requests for cat beds now that the pictures went viral on Reddit and Facebook.”

People in the comments were impressed by the miniature bedroom set

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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, cat people are ridiculous. I should know, I have five of them. Edit: five cats, not five cat people

Pamela24
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, I would have expected for the cat to completely ignore it. Sir, you must have made some damn good bed! :D

Margaret Jenkins
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably stuffed the cushion with catnip! I used to buy cat beds for my cats over the years but as most cat people know cats will sleep where they feel like, often a different place every night.

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Marc
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. The only downside might be, that in my experience cats don't lay down where you want them to. We have like 5 big cat trees in our house and about 5 million sleep places for the cats and most of the times they lay on top of us, or in front of us, or somewhere close to us. Yesterday our red male cat Rufus did lay down on my hand, while I was using the computer mouse. They just don't care (literally give a f***) and you have to play by their rules. And to be honest – That is the reason we love our cats!

Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You need to find a way to contort yourself so you can lay down in the cat tree. Then they'll love it! By the way, I put my cat tree right at the end of the bed. So my newest cat (born July 4, 2018) gets on top of it and then dives off in a Superman pose with her little paws turned into fists that drive right into my kidney. Still haven't gotten smart and moved the tree though.

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Withnail
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, cat people are ridiculous. I should know, I have five of them. Edit: five cats, not five cat people

Pamela24
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, I would have expected for the cat to completely ignore it. Sir, you must have made some damn good bed! :D

Margaret Jenkins
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably stuffed the cushion with catnip! I used to buy cat beds for my cats over the years but as most cat people know cats will sleep where they feel like, often a different place every night.

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Marc
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. The only downside might be, that in my experience cats don't lay down where you want them to. We have like 5 big cat trees in our house and about 5 million sleep places for the cats and most of the times they lay on top of us, or in front of us, or somewhere close to us. Yesterday our red male cat Rufus did lay down on my hand, while I was using the computer mouse. They just don't care (literally give a f***) and you have to play by their rules. And to be honest – That is the reason we love our cats!

Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You need to find a way to contort yourself so you can lay down in the cat tree. Then they'll love it! By the way, I put my cat tree right at the end of the bed. So my newest cat (born July 4, 2018) gets on top of it and then dives off in a Superman pose with her little paws turned into fists that drive right into my kidney. Still haven't gotten smart and moved the tree though.

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