I’ve been fighting with beds for a long time – since my spine crashed and burned some 15 years ago. Mostly finding a mattress that was comfortable and didn’t weigh a ton and finding a configuration that wouldn’t disable me when I tried to make the bed. Lifting the corner of a heavy mattress to tuck the sheets around caused excruciating pain. Then there was the problem of the bed being too high with a mattress and box spring, or being too low with no box spring on a traditional platform bed.
After a year of contemplating buying a high platform bed I finally bit the bullet and spent the money. High platform beds are not easy to come by, just in case you were wondering.
Adding bunkie boards, and success at last! The bed is easy to make, I don’t trash my back and it is the right height – I don’t have to launch myself into a too high bed, nor ease myself down onto a too low bed. But it seems the cats love the new bed even more than I do.
You see the bedframe is 14 inches above the floor which means there is a lot more ‘head room’ for the cats. It is really roomy and comfy under the bed now and the cats spend an inordinate amount of time there. Not because they are hiding from something or someone but because it is an airy, spacious den. Being a king-size bed there is more than enough room for the both of them to be there without getting in each other’s comfort zone.
I’m sure the cats think I did this all for them, tho I did not a hear a meow of thanks.