When the folks at Sunny Seat™ asked me whether I would like to review their product, I jumped at the chance. I had actually planned to have Allegra write this review. She loves the window seats we have, so I thought she’d be excited about having yet another one – after all, everyone likes a little variety, right? Oddly enough, though, she completely ignored the Sunny Seat™. It may have been due to the fact that she already has all the window seats she needs, or because there’s already a piece of furniture or window sills wide enough for her to sit on in front of all of our windows.
I still liked this product a lot, and, with Allegra’s permission, I’m offering it as a giveaway for one lucky kitty. After all, one cat’s reject could be another cat’s treasure, right?
The Sunny Seat™ cat bed is designed to attach directly to the window with four giant suction cups – no hardware or tools needed. I’ll admit, I was skeptical whether something that attaches with suction cups would be secure enough to hold the weight of a cat. The perch is designed to hold a maximum weight of 40 pounds. In order to test the sturdiness of the seat, since Allegra wasn’t cooperating (and weighing in at only 8 pounds, she wouldn’t have been a good test subject for this part of the review anyway), I set an 18 pound bag of cat litter on it. I even bounced the bag to simulate a cat jumping on the seat. The Sunny Seat™ stayed firmly attached to the window.
One thing to note, especially if you’re someone like me, who tends to not to read instructions: it is important that you start with a clean glass surface. When I mounted the seat the first time, I ignored that part of the instructions, and sure enough, within seconds, the seat detached. Once I cleaned the window, it stayed securely attached.
The seat is covered with a sturdy cloth cover, which can be easily removed and is machine washable. The cover material is not particularly soft, but you can purchase a fleecy seat cushion separately, or you could just put a soft pad or cushion you already have on top.
If visually appealing design matters to you, this may not be the window perch for you – it’s pretty plain looking. Despite that, I think it’s a clever product, and a great solution if your window sills aren’t wide enough to mount some of the other perches on the market, or if you don’t want to damage window sills or walls with mounting strips or hardware. And at $19.99, the price is right.
The Sunny Seat™ cat bed, as seen on tv:
For more information and to purchase, visit the Sunny Seat™ website.
To enter the giveway, leave a comment on this post and let me know why you think your cats would like the Sunny Seat™. Tweet about the giveaway or share on Facebook and post the link in a separate comment for an additional chance to win.
This giveaway ended March 11. You may be able to find additional contests to win a Sunny Seat Cat Bed on the Sunny Seat Facebook page.
This product was sent to me by the company. I received no compensation for this review.