Chances are if you've ever owned a cat that you are intimately familiar with their love of climbing anything and everything. Sandy is definitely no exception--she's responsible for taking several years off of my life as a result of her fondness for leaping atop my china cabinet and tip-toeing around the antique glass collection that resides there. Captain Husband suggested that we buy one of those kitty condo things, but I had several objections: 1. They're incredibly expensive...like, I could get a new camera lens kind of expensive; 2. They're pretty ugly; and 3. Sammy would probably show more interest in it than the cat and would likely wind up hurting himself in some way. With those reasons in mind, I decided to try something a little different. I present to you our wall-mounted kitty condo extraordinaire:
Okay, okay, I know they're just shelves, but I have plans to spiff them up a bit; I'm going to add some nice soft fabric to the uppermost shelf so that Sandy will have a comfy vantage point from which to spy on the neighborhood birds. I'm also toying around with attaching some toys to the bottom of the top shelf so that she can bat at them from the lowest shelf. At the very least, the shelves offer her a bit of respite from Sammy, aka Mr. Grabby Hands, and she gets to enjoy watching him play with his toys. All in all I spent about $25 on this little project for Miss Sandy Cat, which is a drop in the bucket compared to what we would have spent on one of those carpet-clad two-story scratching posts. What's the craziest thing you've ever done for a pet?