Measuring Your Cat for a Custom-Size Cat Basket
1. Find your cat. As we all know, cats inconveniently disappear when you need to find them. Check under beds, in closets and even inside cupboards as cats have Houdini-level vanishing skills. 2. Enlist a friend for an extra set of hands. Your cat will not want to be manhandled, and you’ll need the extra muscle. 3. Ply your cat generously with treats—they’re not above being bribed. 4. While your helper holds your cat still, measure from top of head to base of tail. Remember to keep feeding your cat with treats and giving generous scratches and compliments. Your cat will be more amenable if he’s being treated like the royal he is. 5. Once you have your cat’s measurement, subtract 5–6 inches—this is the diameter of your cat basket. Though cats can assume a liquid state and fit into the tiniest of containers, this measurement will give him room to stretch while still keeping him cozy and comfy.