Dear Reader, It’s impossibly hot out there and whilst we are trying our very best not to complain about the lovely weather, sometimes, just sometimes it’s just too much to deal with. Short of spending my day lurking in the freezer section of my local supermarket; I have turned to an unconventional way to keep myself cool; a Chilli Paws pet mat given to me by my friend Bob.
Bob is a freelance copywriter and like me spends his days slaving over a hot desk. Even with every window in the house open, the temperature can at times be a bit much. He spotted a Chilli Paws mat in B&M and bought it for the cat who occasionally visits his house to eat all the Dreamies they can get out of him. Typically the cat was not interested in the Chilli Paws mat. Bob, realising the cooling properties of the mat, stuck it under his desk and now rests his feet on it while he works. Genius!
Bob was so impressed with his new chilled out feet, he bought me one to try for myself. Admittedly it was for my overly hairy dog to lie about on; but in an almost cat-like display of disdain she rejected it and I claimed the Chilli Paws mat as my own. I’ve had the most comfortable feet in South Manchester ever since. It is a godsend. Seriously.
I bet they’re also great for hot dogs and cats too, the trick is getting them to sit on it. My dog will just not listen to reason.
Bob bought my small Chilli Paws mat from B&M and it cost him £4.99. I know this because he left the price on it. I’ve had a look on their website and it’s not on there, but they have a lot of stock which never makes it to the website, so it might be worth popping in to B&M to see if they have any in your local store. If they do buy one for everyone you know.
If B&M are out of stock they are available on Amazon for quite a few pounds more than the B&M price. The small one (which I’ve got and which is perfectly adequate for my under desk needs) is about £12.
This isn’t a review; I’m not being paid anything to say my friend Bob bought my dog a present and I kept it for myself. I’m just passing on a genius solution to the hell of hot feet. One small thing, they’re probably not designed to have humans standing on them or walking on them; so do be careful not to do this because you might pop it and then you’ll be miserable with hot feet again.