What follows is photographic proof that they were not shirking their feline duties.
Abby found it first and settled into a corner.
At some point she wandered off and Jack tried it out.
He spotted me taking pictures and gave me his best puss n'boots eyes.
While he was rolling around Abby came back.
About 15 seconds later I had to stop taking pictures to break up the brewing kitty fight.
About 3 minutes later, I turned around to find Jack attempting to burrow under the patchwork and attacking the dogwood appliques.