Like baby, like cat
When Noor was born, we bought her a used baby bouncer. You know- one of those things that you strap the baby into, which is then supposed to "soothe" them with its womb-like vibrations and musical tunes. Yeah right.
Noor never quite took to it. It seemed to irritate her more than anything. So we left it alone. And now of course, with her crawling around and standing up on our furniture, its become obsolete in any case to strap her into anything.
So there sits the relic of her infancy, gathering dust- or should I say, cat hair, in the corner of our living room. I've recently discovered that our cat Bagheera found a new favorite napping spot. He jumps into the bouncer, even activates the vibrations and music, curls up into a ball, and snoozes away. So there you have it folks-assuming you don't have an allergy to cats, a multi-purpose baby bouncer!
Its interesting to see how Bagheera's interactions with Noor have changed. When we first brought her home from the hospital, he seemed mortified of her-sniffing her all over then wasting no time to run away like a cowardly lion. Now, he'll curl up next to her when she's nursing, and even let tug on his fur when she wants to touch him-something that would invariably be met with a nip and a paw if any of us did it.