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Old 12-31-17, 07:14 PM
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I love cats so much, and planning to have one.
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I always thought the phrase was "having kittens."


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Old 12-31-17, 07:17 PM
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Me and my date for New Years:



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Me and my date for New Years:



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Old 01-01-18, 10:36 AM
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On Saturday we bought our cats new apartments. Nice two-room scratch towers with a roof terrace. One each, so you'd think ...

But no.





We could have saved some money here.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
On Saturday we bought our cats new apartments. Nice two-room scratch towers with a roof terrace. One each, so you'd think ...

But no.

We could have saved some money here.
They do like warm places, so it makes sense that when it is colder they might snuggle together to help stay warm. Once the weather gets warmer (and indoor temperatures are warmer), they will probably each take one.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
On Saturday we bought our cats new apartments. Nice two-room scratch towers with a roof terrace. One each, so you'd think ...

But no.





We could have saved some money here.
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Suspect it was wise to get them identical; otherwise they would be like two small children who both want to play with the red ball...or the blue one.

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Originally Posted by juvela
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Suspect it was wise to get them identical; otherwise they would be like two small children who both want to play with the red ball...or the blue one.

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The weird thing is, they each had their own tower where they would spend the night (see post # 1340). As those were getting pretty scruffy, we thought we'd be fair and replace both. Oh, well.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
The weird thing is, they each had their own tower where they would spend the night (see post # 1340). As those were getting pretty scruffy, we thought we'd be fair and replace both. Oh, well.
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Yes, thank you - that was a fabulous photo.

Wonderful of you to have the camera close to hand in order to capture it!

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Originally Posted by juvela
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Yes, thank you - that was a fabulous photo.

Wonderful of you to have the camera close to hand in order to capture it!

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That's very cute. It's good to be owned by a cat Going to have to post some pics of mine, she's a gray tortie with some orange in her fur, and loves to sleep on my lap.

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It is good to be KING.
"Whatever it pays" -Tom Petty, RIP.

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I have reupholstered a cat tree. You only need some scrap carpet, a utility knife, a staple gun,and something to use as a cutting board is all you need.
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Originally Posted by ericy
I have reupholstered a cat tree. You only need some scrap carpet, a utility knife, a staple gun,and something to use as a cutting board is all you need.
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Now there is a fine (and felinous) opportunity for a niche enterprise - "Let Us Reupholster Your Cat Trees!"

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Here is our cat Arwen. We adopted her as a kitten in 2009; she is a tortie, and has some orange in her fur. She is a very sweet cat and likes sleeping on my lap too.

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Originally Posted by juvela
Now there is a fine (and felinous) opportunity for a niche enterprise - "Let Us Reupholster Your Cat Trees!"
In some ways the hardest part is coming up with scrap carpet. People will sell it to you of course, but for a cat tree I really don't want to pay. I don't even care that much about the color, really. It helps to know someone . I still have a bag of scraps from the last time around that I can pull out again.

Something with a tight weave like a berber is ideally what you would look for.

Some cats like to scratch sisal instead. I haven't tried redoing that - I suspect that you would need to pound nails to secure that properly.

My wife tells me that when I retire I can make a few $$ on the side making these things and selling them. The basic ones like they have at the pet stores wouldn't interest me much, but if you get creative, you can make different types of things. There is a kitty condo that looks like a martini glass, for example - the people that make those get something like 700$/pc for those:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCKU...ature=youtu.be

Doesn't have to be this, of course - you can let your imagination run wild and pick anything you like.
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Fixed the YouTube link...
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https://youtu.be/UCKUrVqHWtE

Some cats like to scratch sisal instead. I haven't tried redoing that - I suspect that you would need to pound nails to secure that properly.
Years ago I built a large-diameter scratching post by wrapping a 8" diameter cardboard tube (a concrete form) with sisal rope. I secured it at the top and bottom with staples, but the rest was held on with Elmer's glue. A top and a base held on with screws completed the post.

It looks a little ratty now, but I've had it for nearly 25 years and two sets of cats. I have more ideas... just need to find time between bike projects to get them done.

I took inspiration from Bob Walker's book The Cat's House: THECATSHOUSE.COM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Two blondes? Why, a perfect match!
Nope. A blonde and a ginger.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
Nope. A blonde and a ginger.
Two gingers

Us redheads have to stick together!

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Two gingers

Us redheads have to stick together!

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Useless creatures just laying around. Not doing any useful work around house!

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Useless creatures just laying around. Not doing any useful work around house!
I joke with people that our children are lazy and unmotivated. They oftentimes respond that their human children (esp teenagers) are also lazy and unmotivated, but they will pay to send them to college, whereas we will not have that added burden.
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Useless creatures just laying around. Not doing any useful work around house!
Cats are not pets. They are mobile, self-cleaning (usually) house decorations.
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Cats are not pets. They are mobile, self-cleaning (usually) house decorations.
Now that you mention it, I am SO glad I don't have to clean everything with my tongue!
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