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Why do I bother?

I spread an old sheet over the dry-clean-only comforter to try to limit the amount of cat hair that gets on it, and thus extend the cleaning cycle. (Yes, it was a mistake--I need to find a light duvet and washable covers, because a washable comforter is too big for my washing machine anyway. I do like the colors on this one, though...)

Fred occasionally decides that she *must* sleep directly on the comforter. When she does, a mere sheet is no obstacle...

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shrewreader
May. 16th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Duvet covers are your friend -- they keep the fur off of the comforter itself, without significantly adding to the warmth-factor of the comforter. Many can be acquired for reasonable sums of money @ Ikea, in a wide variety of sizes.

Also, then, when the cat gets under the comforter cover, you can video the resulting amusement of them trying to get -out.-
nlbarber
May. 17th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I must plan an Ikea excursion, but maybe after the boot comes off. Even taking the shortcuts, Ikea takes some walking.

Do they have comforters with covers in not-down? The one time I went looking, all the comforters/duvets designed for covers were high end, and looked prodigiously warm. I figured there was a minuscule amount of time I'd want anything that heavy on my bed (the next big ice storm when the heat goes out, maybe), and I really want an all-season solution.

The logical thing to do is go measure the current comforter and see if I can find covers for it. It's a good weight for my purposes...
shrewreader
May. 17th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
They do! The comforters in Not-Down are -quite- cheap, too. Roommie Yin has one she adores, and it is the perfect weight year round.

I / We would be delighted to do an Ikea Excursion with you, btw, sooner -or- later, so that backup transport could be arranged, e.g. wheeling. I'm quite good at it -- had years of practice with my paternal grandmother.
growlycub
May. 16th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
You bother because you know it's your responsibility to ensure your cats' entertainment! :) Sorry, no good ideas how to fix things; my comforter is small enough or the washing machine big enough to be easily washed.
nlbarber
May. 17th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
I have a smaller-than-usual washer thanks to the desire to have a countertop over it for folding and other uses, so not much fits in there. I do sometimes beg the use of the one next door--with my brother's family of 5, they've got a big washer.

Fred does indeed feel that the sheet is a cat toy, especially if I leave an edge rucked up to be attacked. If I carefully spread it out and have the edges over the edge of the bed, she usually leaves it alone. Usually. :)
tygerr
May. 17th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Your Fred must be a long-lost relative of my Zoe!
nlbarber
May. 17th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Sisters under the skin. Sheet. Whatever...
mmegaera
May. 22nd, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Because Fred is a cat. And you love her.

There is absolutely nothing to be done about the situation. See my icon for proof.
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