My Siamese loves the bed. She's 13, so I wanted to provide a place for her to snooze on the floor rather than hopping up and down from our bed with her arthritic shoulder. We put it in our closet, which is the quietest, warmest room in the house. She's in it all afternoon, every day. I was worried it wouldn't be large enough for her (12lbs of fit cat, not fat), but she has plenty of room. It's too early to tell about durability.