Ivy’s cat tower was delivered yesterday afternoon. I took it out of the giant box and she was immediately curious about it as I dragged it across the floor to the dining space.
Thankfully I didn’t have to put anything together. This company makes quality cat towers with solid wood.
I stood and watched her sniff it.
This photo was taken this morning. Looks like she’s saying: “Stay away. This is mine. All mine.”
Looks pretty comfy, doesn’t she?
At first I put about a half dozen little pieces of dry food at the very top to lure her up there. I have catnip ordered too.
She couldn’t seem to figure out how to get up there except to climb. So she climbed up the pole.
Then she discovered how close she was to the wind chimes. Uh-oh. Might have to move the wind chimes or scoot her cat tower over a bit.
She hasn’t figured out how to go from one tunnel to the next. So she jumps down and then goes to one of the three tunnels.
She also hasn’t figured out what a wonderful view she has for the birds and critters out on the patio. I’m sure she will before long.
As I watched her, I thought: A smaller tower might have been too small.
She’s a big girl, my Ivy Lou. And she needs the exercise I hope this cat tower gives her.
And so I realize I’ve become one of those women who lives alone and is entertained by her pets.
Who is probably more delighted by the cat tower than the cat actually is. I was quite excited to see the big box plopped on the porch. I’d been tracking it online for days.
A cat tower isn’t a great design feature of my apartment. In fact it sticks out like a sore thumb. But then, who cares?
Design perfection is boring anyway.
It’s so much fun to watch her explore it.
Plus I ordered her one of those monthly cat boxes yesterday. The fact that they devote part of their proceeds to a variety of cat charities sucked me in.
Charlie can’t have treats and never played with toys so there’s no point in ordering one for him.
I hope the new cat tower gives Ivy many hours of play and physical activity. After all, she never goes outside and thus this is her world.