I went through the same thing with Stomps. I bought him a beautiful (and fairly expensive) bed for the living room. He was scared to death of it! He preferred sleeping on the two ratty $10 mats in the garage. But because my cat liked it, I couldn't take it back to the store. So after about 8 months, the other night Stomps very tentatively stepped onto the bed and laid down on it. He's slept on it once again that I know of. Maybe once it gets stinky and full of dog hair, he'll love it as much as the ones in the garage.