As any cat lover will tell you, you can lead a cat to (fill in the blank) but you cannot make him or her (fill in the blank). This is a great cat bed -- well made, carefully-sewn, washable, sized to fit into all those nooks and crannies cats love..... Never mind. The cat for whom this bed was ordered -- our tiny, elderly but nonetheless Alpha cat -- sniffed at this bed, looked at me with a sort of bewildered, maybe disillusioned expression, and stalked off to her favorite place, which is the center of my memory foam mattress. The new bed lay, unattended, unexplored, for a week. This morning -- hours after I would have expected her to be scratching at the doors to start her daily hunt of geckos, etc., I found our younger, more athletic, mighty huntress cat exploring the opposite side of her personality by luxuriating in, draping over, purring rapturously within the center sinkhole of this bed. From which she did not rise for a long time -- after she heard the trigger sound of an opening cat food can, after she head the doors open -- -you get the picture. This is a marvelous cat bed -- soft in all the right places, washable cover, able to be tucked into closet/cabinet shelves. Just don't count on the intended recipient being she, or he, who will really appreciate it.