I thought a few cat owners might crack up at this... I'm getting ready to move into a new apartment next week, so I've been trying to make preparations for myself and for my cat. She's pretty good about moving overall, but since she has to be sequestered in one bedroom for awhile while I get all the furniture in and out, I thought she might like something familiar and comfortable that I could transfer to the new apartment and make her feel at home. So I went out and bought her a lovely new bed, lined in faux sheepskin, just the kind she likes. I put it in the living room and tossed a few toys in it so that she can get used to it and play in it this week. Well, because of the impending move, I'm also collecting cardboard boxes...I have quite a store of them in my little office space now! I got a big box from J Crew a few weeks ago that came with one of those filler cardboard pieces - you know, just a thin, flat piece of cardboard. Well, dear sweet kitty found that piece of cardboard and drug it into the living room right next to her new bed. And for the last few days she's been sleeping on nothing but the piece of cardboard!! There's this soft, comfy bed right next to her and she chooses to lay on the cardboard for hours at a time. I've been spending a lot of time at home recently finishing a diss chapter, so I know that she's spending her days on the cardboard, I'm not just speculating! I don't know if she's trying to tell me something, like she'd rather sleep on cardboard than her tacky new bed, or whether she's reliving her former life on the streets (she was a rescue from the humane society), but cardboard apparently beats bed for my cat!