No joke. My cat was so happy about this bed that he stopped pooping outside his litter box. One of my cats was clearly dissatisfied with some aspect of his life and would poop in the bathtub instead of the litter box which was also in the tub. When he saw this bed, he started smelling it (thank you for the bonus organic catnip) and exploring and then got inside. He felt so good about this that after a couple months of regular bathtub poops, we’ve only had one poop outside since (I think because my son annoyed him that day after picking him up too many times lol). Worth the investment and super cute and it’s earthy looking too.