We have a -very- fat cat, and he loves hammocks but he's managed to murder two of them already. I scoured looking for a larger, sturdier hammock for him. Deciding on the design and size of this one, we ordered it and waited for it to arrive. My husband was barely done screwing the legs on when one of our younger cats decided to climb in. And NEVER climb out. She will swat at the other cats for getting too close to -her- hammock. We gave up and ordered a second one. The very fat cat finally got to sleep in it upstairs once all the other cats got a turn. It is plenty big for him, which is a struggle, and the design means I can -wash- it and if the rope snaps I can just replace the rope. We may end up with a third one at this point.