In Honor of “The Basket”

We have this basket. It’s old, and it used to be a baby bassinette back when it was brand new. I’ve had it for years. These days, the basket is next to my desk so the cats can nap in it.

Just about every cat who comes through the house takes a nap in the basket. The permanent residents take turns pretty much every day, especially when its chilly.

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Aine
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Seamus

Even foster cats and my parents’ cats who sometimes visit spend time there.

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Tink
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Roo

Sometimes, there’s plenty of room for two, usually Emmett and a buddy.

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Emmett and Tink
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Emmett and Dickens

Other times, one cat passive-aggressively pokes around until another cat gets annoyed and vacates the basket.

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Emmett and Roo (she eventually got up)

Earlier this week, we bought two more baskets so that each cat has one. Emmett has immediately taken to one basket, which is shaped like the original bassinette but deeper.

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Emmett

The other one is in the “cat resort” my son set up for the cats with a toy attached to it. No one has napped in that one yet, but they’ve all sniffed around it and batted at the toy. All in good time; there’s a lot of winter napping time left!

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The “cat resort”

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