|I'm holding my breath.|
What I ended up with was a full-sized disaster that smells like a cat lady's house. It doesn't smell like cats themselves, or even cat pee, but it smells like a cat house. Like cat litter perfume and cheap pet food. I'm gagging a little just thinking about it. Why did I not take one whiff and say "thanks but no thanks"? Well, when I got to the house the guy opened the door holding the mattress. No chit chat or let's have a look or anything. It was all business, and very quick business. Before I knew it I was driving home in a cloud of cat smell. By the time I arrived home I had all the windows down and then I yanked the damn thing from the back of the van quickly and left it in the carport. No way was that thing going inside.
So now I have two options. I put it back on the free list. Or I wait until a friend who lives within the city limits has bulky trash pick up in their neighborhood and is nice enough to let me put a cat mattress on the curb in front of their house. (That may be one sign of a true friend.)
Lesson learned. There are some things you just shouldn't get for free off of Craigslist. For all the good stuff I've scavenged I do occasionally end up with a dud. (Although this is my largest yet.) Now you see why I call Mr. Chanclas my long-suffering husband. He didn't even bat an eye at the strange mattress leaning against his weight bench. Sigh.
Anybody want a free mattress? For their cats?
P.S. I have added a new label called "failures".