Two high places, one not that high at all, was not going to be enough for four kitties. So I talked to my cousin P, who just recently became a cat person and who's husband T likes to do wood work and he agreed to make us some shelves for the kitties.
I've seen some amazing shelves all over the internet, but I really like the ones with shadow cats on the wall behind them. So that's what we went with. The shadow cats are not done yet, but he rushed and got us the shelves up just in time for us to leave to get the girls!
The 2 bottom paintings were done by my aunt, the mom of the cousin P.
Leo checked out the paintings, but has yet to traverse the shelves.
Hmm, there's something familiar about the grey tabby in the middle.. If I could only remember from where..
(was this foreshadowing? I hadn't noticed before! cue intense music!)
Long time readers might recall that shortly after we got Leo, three years ago, we started redoing the living room, (That redo not being finished being the reason we still don't have window trim, curtains or closet doors..) Back then we had intended a kitty super highway around the room. Plans for that were forestalled when we (by 'we' I mean 'I' because Greg kinda figured it might not work but I was insistent..) realized that the ceilings were too low and even Star, a tiny cat, could not stand on a shelf over the window..
A shelf/walk on this wall was always going to be in the mix, but we couldn't figure how to get them to it from other walls due to the odd configuration of our house. I think this turned out even better than I imagined it would be!
No one has been up there yet, much to my disappointment. I've seen Star looking at it, but she doesn't seem to have any interest, just like she didn't with Leo's cat trees when we first got them, took her months to decide to use them. Leo would have gone up after he was done sniffing that picture, but I inadvertently made the noise I use to tell Star to stop it when she gets growly and hissy at him so I think he thinks it's off limits.. We'll work on changing his mind soon. Cashmere is still getting used to things, still hiding a lot, but I know she'll enjoy it in time. And Glitter has been eyeing it up pretty good so here's hoping!
On to the girls! Here's Cashmere doing just a touch of exploring..
I'm not so sure about this place yet.. But I'm giving it a chance. My sister says the people are nice anyway..
Glitter loves loves loves to be petted! Here she's showing off an excellent elevator butt pose as she gets some scritches!
Oh that's the spot! I'll have you trained where to pet me before too long!
And lest you think I'm neglecting Star, here she is playing princess and the pea on the bed cover I am using to keep kitties off the material while I make the brides maid dresses for twin 2. Please note the smug expression..
I sleep where I want to sleep, Lady, and nothing you put down is gonna stop me!
Hope everyone has a nice restful, peaceful, weekend!