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Portable Sunny Cat Window

For the modern cat in a small, badly orientated house
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It is a well known fact that all cats enjoy snoozing on a sunny windowsill. Unfortunately not all places of residence have such a window. I propose a portable sunny window for cats in several sizes to suit any house. It would have a false window, with a nice picture of an outdoor scene behind the glass that you could change depending on your decor. A wide 'windowsill' would run along the bottom for the cat to sit on. A heat lamp would mimick the warmth and light from the afternoon sun. You could put it against any wall, on a table or anywhere for your cat to enjoy. Free cat cushion included!
penguin_tummy, Jul 02 2008

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       anything to keep a cat happy gets my vote
xenzag, Jul 02 2008
  

       Conversely, if you add some kind of 'cook' setting, you might just get a bun from [8th].
Jinbish, Jul 02 2008
  

       claire would love this! (so would dustin, I think).+++++
blissmiss, Jul 02 2008
  

       Cute idea, but I'd be careful of a heat lamp. Maybe just a regular light bulb would do the trick. Anyway, have a sunny croissant and welcome to the halfbakery. +
xandram, Jul 02 2008
  

       My cat suns under our lamps when she chooses not to go outdoors. You could just use a sixty watt bulb and a heating pad for additional warmth.
normzone, Jul 02 2008
  

       Biiiiiggggg fresnel lens ..... <snigger>
8th of 7, Jul 02 2008
  

       gotta vote +1 for anything by "penguin_tummy"   

       and I hope it emails me soon!
po, Jul 02 2008
  

       Today I wish I really did have one of these! My cat won't stop sitting on me while I am sleeping. Thanks for the sunny welcome!
penguin_tummy, Jul 03 2008
  

       Unfortunately, it's a well known fact that the probability of a cat using anything is inversely proportional to its cost. Example 1: expensive cat bed. Cat sniffs and walks away, never sets paw inside the thing. Example 2: tatty and unsightly old cardboard box, full of hard and apparently uncomfortable children's toys. Cat loves it and still insists in sleeping there long after box has fallen apart.   

       I hope this can be made cheaply enough to be actually used.
English Bob, Jul 03 2008
  

       ...and a little catnip in the window box.   

       //My cat won't stop sitting on me while I am sleeping.//   

       Isn't that what cats are for?
supercat, Jul 08 2008
  

       I would be happy with just a wide clamp- on window sill.   

       //tatty and unsightly old cardboard box//   

       Heh, so true.
nomocrow, Jul 09 2008
  

       // cat-loathing dog lovers would like this //   

       We do.   

       // accomodate slightly larger pets... my ferret //   

       Your ferret is bigger than a cat ? Does it have black and white stripes on its face ? What you have there is a badger, old boy - whoever sold it to you is having a laugh .....
8th of 7, Jul 09 2008
  

       I dunnno. A badger is better than a ferret in my view. It's bigger, braver, and isn't lunch for a dog.
Jinbish, Jul 09 2008
  

       I am picturing people who work in overly cold, windowless offices taking a sneaky lunchtime nap on one of these, satisfied little smiles on their faces as they snooze...
ryokan, Jul 09 2008
  

       quite right! <nudges cat off ledge>
po, Jul 09 2008
  
      
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