I added this construction project to the ever expanding list of cat-related projects. We wanted the structure to offer the boys places to perch and to challenge them regularly to climb and dig in their claws. At the same time I wanted a minimal visual impact.
The boys climb the structure every single day! Tanj greets us at the door every day then turns and runs to the window and climbs to the middle level, rolls around while getting some pets, then hangs from the sisal rope section, both hind and front claws dug in for grip, before heading to the top. It was a challenge for the boys to learn to get down but they have figured out how to lean against the glass and slide down to the middle level. Getting down was especially difficult for Uschi. For a while he struggled, but has since learned the safe technique from Tanj. Now both boys frequently climb and stretch on the window cat tree.Cat Tree Construction, March 2006
(like hearing protection is needed for a hand saw)