Our Hunt For The Perfect Couch
The time has come for our “bear couch” to retire.
Through the years you’ve gotten sneak peeks of it, and I guarantee that it’s been well loved through its “lifetime.”
As Matt and I look toward the new year, we decided that would include a new couch. Consequently, that also includes some couch strategy.
While there are certainly some things that I’ve learned to not care too much about when having CH cats, I did want to take our CHers into account when picking the right couch. How so? Glad you asked.
So when couch shopping, so much more needed to be taken into account than just comfort level. We also looked at:
– The back of the couch. Some couch backs were one piece, others had thin backs with separate back cushions. Ellie loves sitting on the back of the couch, so we figured a thicker back would work best for her.
– The height of the couch and the space (or not underneath it). We wanted to make sure the cats could climb onto the couch easily, and if necessary, climb under it.
– And naturally, the fabric is key. Our bear couch had a beautiful, woven almost tapestry-like fabric on it. Unfortunately, those fabric strands and strings were easily snagged, pulled and torn. So when looking for a new couch, we decided to take the fabric into account. We wanted something that (if possible) wouldn’t show wear so quickly.
Thankfully we got a fabric swatch, which I then tested at home with a safety pin. I plucked and plucked away at the fabric, trying to mimic cat claws. I’m happy to say the swatch passed the test (it didn’t show a thing!), so I’m hoping that’s a good preview of what’s to come. I’ll be sure to keep you posted!