Currently Obsessed: IKEA's Pet Collection
Written by: Jen Johnson
I admit it. I take multiple pictures of my cat every week. She’s just so cute sleeping on my daughter’s American Girl Doll bed!! But now she can have her very own bed…from IKEA. The Swedish-founded furniture giant has just launched its first collection for pets, including beds, scratching posts, and toys. Um, yes please!
Looking through the products on the website, I did kinda immediately fall in love with the “Lurvig” (Swedish for shaggy) pet bed with different colored pads to choose from (black/white, white/orange are just a few options). Even better, you can use the frame in two different ways for your pet’s personal preference. There are different sizes and therefore different prices for this, but you’re looking at $27.98-$37.98.
Need an anti-shock leash? They have those too. Retractable leash-yep. Even multi-color pet waste bags (99 cents for a 60 pack). I feel like I also need the black pet travel bag. You can get your cat out easily (they say) since both short ends of the bag can be opened. $24.99 if you’re wondering.
I’m already long overdue for an IKEA trip, and with Christmas coming, these geniuses rolled this pet collection out at just the right time. And IKEA says the new collection was created by “animal loving designers” with support from trained vet. That’s it. I’m heading there now. If you don’t hear from me by tomorrow, send help…I’ll probably be lost somewhere between the lingonberries and cat houses.
Jen Johnson co-hosts The Show with Jen and Truta on KC102.1 in Kansas City weekday mornings from 6-10 am. She lives in Overland Park with her husband and two daughters (ages 9 and 7). Random facts about Jen: she was an extra in the movie Derailed (with Jennifer Aniston), she lived in Alaska for a summer, she was a traffic reporter for NBC in Chicago, and she tore her ACL playing basketball in college. She’s passionate about fund-raising and participating in Walk MS (multiple sclerosis), Cure SMA’s (spinal muscular atrophy) Walk-n-Roll, and raising money for Variety KC. Twitter/Instagram @jenkc1021