Imagine a beautiful summer day and you’re perched between a couple of trees relaxing on your hammock. Remember how good it felt? Well according to History.com:
To anyone who has ever enjoyed an afternoon nap while ensconced in a hammock gently rocking between two trees, it will come as no surprise that this centuries-old snoozing sling can help people fall asleep faster and achieve deeper slumber than regular beds, according to new research.
The article goes on to say … “What you may not know, however, is that the hammock has a rich and varied history, from its Mayan origins to its adoption by the military to its present-day status as a summertime backyard fixture.”
And yet we suspect that cats have known this all along and perhaps even secretly invented hammocks, but were simply too busy purrfecting them to bother with filing all the patents. >^..^<
Fun Fact: Columbus discovered the hammock in the Bahamas, where he stated on the 17th October 1492 that “people were sleeping in nets between the trees”. He brought the hammock back to Europe where mainly sailors started using it extensively. Instead of having to sleep on the wet, hard and not to mention dirty deck, which was infested with vermin, sailors could now sleep comfortably in their hammock, using the swell of the sea to fall asleep.
Like these early Renaissance sailors, our cats also need to be able to relax after a stressful day of hunting mice (be they real or cloth-covered-catnip-filled imitations) and of course ambushing our legs. So we looked and found these delightful cat hammock designs from Habitat Haven who also specialize in custom catios and pet enclosures.
The owner (Kris) was kind enough to offer us 2 of their corner HangTime™ hammocks (designed exclusively for cats and catios), for two lucky Purrington Post readers to win! [contest details below].
These handsome hammocks will offer your cats hours of comfort and enjoyment indoors or out! They come in a variety of solid or colorful prints that comfortably hold animals large and small. Available in four sizes: 2’, 3’, 4’ and a corner hammock, the hammocks are made from sturdy fade-resistant waterproof fabric with drain holes for carefree outdoor use.
The 3′ hammocks are sold separately or with attractive pet stands made from stainless steel in natural finish or powder-coated black. The stands fold away for easy storage or portability. Each support clipping the hammock to the stand is rated for up to 143 lbs (65kg) of weight.
Take your cat’s napping experience to the next level with his/her very own hammock!
* Contest Now Closed
This contest ended on May 14th, 2018 and was available to North America residents. Entrants had to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cat’s name is [enter your cat’s name] and he/she would love to relax in their very own HangTime hammock because [enter your cat’s reason]
The winners were chosen by the Habitat Haven team from all the correctly submitted entries and contacted by email.
Here’s a few more satisfied customers hanging out in their HangTime™ cat hammocks.