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March 6, 2006

Instant Cat Playroom


Lots of good fun here.

Nothing like a little fresh air in springtime, what?

From the website:

    Now your indoor cat can play outside!

    Instant play area for your cat — with no worry he'll roam.

    This mesh tunnel stores flat, then instantly pops open into a "playpen" that's over five feet long!

    Use indoors or out to let your kitty exercise safely.

    Zippered doors at each end of this clever cat accessory make it easy to let him in and out — buy two and zip together to double his fun!

    Secures with sand pockets and stakes so you can relax while you enjoy watching him play.

    Steel spring frame.


Now, recent posts featuring various items like the two iterations of an instant screened room (for people, not cats, though I see no reason you couldn't let your kitty enjoy the space with you) have met with a chorus of scoffing and disdain from a number of you.

Long story short: There appears to be a consensus that once you open one of these expandable things that purport to easily fold back up into a small neat space — this one, whose official name is the "Kitty Fun Run," is said to fit inside the bag pictured below,


with the whole contraption measuring less than two inches thick — you can never ever get it back into the original container.

Well, I'm not here to argue with you.

As I recall, I had some device once that worked via the same principle (a flat spring that opened and then was supposed to reclose) and did indeed have a lot of trouble cramming it back into its carrying bag.

But, if you're willing to give it the old college try one more time, jump in.

$49.95 (cat not included).

Question of the day: How many physicists do you suppose have a cat named Schrödinger?

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I would guess NOT Stephen Hawking, as per his famous "When I hear of Schrödinger's cat, I reach for my gun."

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Mar 7, 2006 12:37:12 AM

Marcus says the answer is "an unobservable number of them."

Posted by: d | Mar 6, 2006 9:56:33 PM

Yeah - one cat would fall asleep up one end (she's nearly 18 and only goes out under hydraulic pressure these days) - the other would rip it to shreds and decamp to the top of the compost heap or the roof of the garage - her favourite spots for Cat Chess.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Mar 6, 2006 1:40:15 PM

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