People who live with cats* believe that cats understand what “cat furniture” is. We believe against all evidence that if we buy or build something designed for cats to sharpen their claws on, they won’t sharpen their claws on everything else in the house.

This is, of course, insane.

Nonetheless, now that the furry monsters have come home, we decided to build a cat post for them.

We got some lumber and stained it to match our other furniture. Gordy supervised.

Flipped it over and nailed in the two uprights, then flipped it back over and banged it some more...

Did a cross-brace for the taller post, with sisal rope to scratch...

Banged in the shorter post...

Attached a perch on the shorter post and a basket on the taller one...

Stained the perch...

Glued on a placemat we found at the dollar store... (Note all the vetty books we used for weights.)

 

Et voila!

It gets the Gordito Stamp Of Approval™.

All in all, not a bad day’s work. If this whole “filmmaker” thing doesn’t work out, maybe I can have a career as a builder of things for cats to mostly ignore on their way to scratching the sofa.

 

*I almost said “People who own cats” but of course no one owns cats. People own dogs, people live with cats.

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