Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
My Muffs is a Ragdoll, and when she was a kitten, she too would always prefer cool, hard surfaces. She would sleep on the ceramic tile, next to the rug, but not on the rug. She hated blankets and anything soft. I had a large round wicker basket with a pillow inside. If I took the pillow out, she would sleep on the hard wicker, but she refused to go in the basket if the pillow was there.
Yet, when I bought her a carpeted tree, she loved it, and she stayed on it constantly. So, perhaps yours too might like the tree.
As others have mentioned, you can get all wood, although you won't likely find one in a pet store and will likely need to order online. I tried doing that, only to find I couldn't get delivery to Canada (always a pain). If you're handy, your other alternative would be to make one yourself.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.