Every year I buy my cat George a new cat bed. I do this because George loved the very first cat bed I ever bought him. It was his first Christmas present. It was nicely cushioned with a scratching board on the side and cat toys dangled over his head while he slept.
But after a while George began to sleep in my bed, on couches and under chairs. He would occasionally return to his first cat bed but eventually he completely abandoned it.
For years I believed that if I just found the right bed he would go back to sleeping in cat beds and give up sleeping anywhere else he pleases.
Now I have a collection of cat beds that George refuses to sleep in but if there’s an empty shopping bag around he gets comfortable.