Wasn’t quite feeling this one today, for there’s only two definitions for the word “outpost.” Though, it was suggested to do a sort of cat tower thing. And I guess cats do have their own military. (Right..?)
TL;DR: If you get a cat, the cat condos are never going to match your aesthetic no matter what. Carpet on cat condos and cat trees are there to help them climb and scratch. If you can’t sacrifice a small area of your home for a cat condo/tower that has carpet and instead get one that is lackluster, no scratching areas, no hideaways, and full of “what the frick frack is this”, then you are shallow and selfish by putting your wants over your cat’s needs.
I recently looked for cat trees for my cats to play on (because they like to destroy blinds and climb curtains) because they are bored little shits that like to destroy things.
Also might be because 4 of them are all brother and sister at 5 months old.
And Mama recently got spayed so she’s back into kitten mode.
I came across this one blog post that was like “Here’s some good cat towers and condos for your cats!” First… it was a self plugging article that featured like… 5/7 of their own shit. Second, this was a “posh, aesthetic” blog that thinks mainstreaming a cat tree/condo that doesn’t have carpet on it as better.
I get it. Carpet is hideous.
B U T
You can NOT tell me that their “top picked” modern towers are better than most cat towers/condos! I mean… LOOK AT THIS
WHAT IS THIS. THIS WAS A TOP RATED BUDGET ONE
LOOK THAT THESE CATS JUST HAVING A FIELD DAY ON…. WHAT EVER THE FUCK THIS IS
TOWER OF SADNESS. WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS EVEN DO. THERE’S BARELY ANY SCRATCH PADS ON THIS. IT’S ALL WOOD AND VERY UNCOMFY
THIS ONE COSTS ONE. THOUSAND. DOLLARS. IT’S BARELY AS TALL AS ME (5′2″)
Like what are all these???? These are horrible designs!!! There’s no hidey holes. There’s no fun areas. There’s barely any places to perch and feel comfortable! THERE’S BARELY ANY PLACES TO SCRATCH AND CLIMB!!!
HERE ARE SOME FUN CAT ENTICING, ENRICHING ONES
LOOK AT HOW FUN THAT LOOKS. THOSE PHOTOSHOPPED CATS ARE HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIFE. THEY GOT PLACES TO HIDE AND THINGS TO CLIMB. THEY GOT LITTLE AREAS TO STICK THEIR LITTLE DEATH BEANS OUT TO SWAT AT PASSER BYS.
THIS ONES EVEN BETTER. IT’S GOT MULTIPLE AREAS TO CLIMB AND SCRATCH. IT’S GOT FLUFFY TOPS TO LAY ON. THERE ARE HIDEY HOLES WITH HOLES TO SWAT AT DANGLY THINGS. THERE ARE AREAS TO POUNCE ON OTHER CATS THAT ARE ABOVE OR BELOW YOU. FEEL THEIR DOOM.
U L T I M A T E E N R I C H M E N T
Putting your wants of a sleek, modern designed area over your cat’s need to scratch, climb, and have the zoomies is what make them rip up your furniture, drapes, and blinds in the first place. Give them the things that they need and they won’t be little assholes!
Fuck, man. Just put a box with a hole in it upside down and they’ll be good.
This has been a PSA.
We took apart the multi-tier cat tower the cats never used and just made one super tower (we did end up securing it to the wall to fix the balance issue). It fixed the square footage problem where it was too big and took up too much floor space for our liking, as well as gather storm an additional tall perch to climb.
Storm loves it. He used it a lot at first. Now that’s its lost its more recent appeal, he has gone back to his usual haunts of places he shouldn’t be, like kitchen counters and the back of the couch.
Got a cat tower for her and it’s stable!!! Plus she seems to like it :3
Got it from Chewy; I was surprised, they delivered it in three days!
Me: marry! Give me that quality content!
Friend: no, I’m trying to problem solve
Me: then what do I pay you for!!?
Friend: you’re easily distractable, that’s a problem.
Me: no, I’m not.
*meanwhile, posts another script to tumblr*
Problem with screwing in post:
Friend: you’re kitty wampus! You’ve gotta make it straight
Me: I CAN’T DO THAT, MARRY! I’m too FUCKING gay.
Laying on back to screw in post:
Friend: this is awkward
Me: yeah, I hate being this close to a heterosexual.
Friend: am I too straight for you?
*both crack up*
Me: STOP coming up with snappy one liners if ya want me ta help!
She likes her Christmas gift 🙂
We got the cats a new cat tower. Storm loves it.
He finds the height an awesome view of the whole apartment.
If one seeks truth, one must appease the Tower Goblin. Be wary, if thy intentions are untrue, for the lady can see thy soul…
“Dad, stop bothering me. I’m trying to nap.”
Hey ya’ll I have a super fuckin big cat tower now and I’m about to advertise for Chewy.com because this thing is 72 inches and super awesome. I tried finding one in so many stores near me (I live near a large shopping town) and I couldn’t find ANYTHING with a low price AND good reviews. I check Chewy.com and BAM! I got this for $76. That’s just barely more than $1/inch. Also, very sturdy??? It had 2k 5 star reviews so I’m pretty content. If ya’ll need cat towers and want to pay under $100, don’t settle for shitty Walmart ones or tiny ones from a pet store. This has been a garbage PSA.
New kitty tower is a hit.. the top bed has already been claimed by Waldo and Autumn has tested all the scratch posts 😸
Why aren’t there cat towers for humans?? Human adults? All I want is to climb a thing and hide in a soft carpeted cylinder, then read a book.