Choosing the Right Cat FurniturePublished August 4, 2011
Attending a cat show, whether as an exhibitor or spectator, is something that has always appealed to me. As an exhibitor I always found the competition exciting, and if one of my cats received a prestigious award, it was, so-to-speak, the icing on the cake. But what I most enjoyed about the hobby in which I was involved for so many years were the remarkable friendships I made and the wonderful support I received from fellow exhibitors.
As a spectator, however, cat shows can be extremely dangerous to the pocketbooks of the folks attending them. Trust me; since I am passionate about spoiling our kitties, and the temptation to purchase just another item of cat furniture is too hard to resist, for the most part I have learned to leave my wallet and credit cards safely at home.
However, what I find really difficult while strolling down the aisles of vendors at the shows is passing by those fabulous cat trees for sale. They reach out to me like a magnetic forest. I can always justify the necessity of adding just one more to the collection our kitties find so attractive. After all, the cat tree we purchased at a show several years ago, located in our living room, is starting to look a bit shabby and tattered, perhaps it is nearly time for it to be retired, left hidden in a back bedroom where only the cats will see it.
However, our kitties spend a great deal of time hanging out with us in our living room when we are watching television. It would be a huge imposition on them to force them to leave the premises, just to take a stretch or clean their nail sheaths, which might result in our furniture being the target. So it makes purrfect sense to me to provide them with just one more addition to their cat tree collection.
Apparently the gods are in agreement, as evidenced by my being sent cat furniture resources via Facebook. Just the other night, an advertisement for modern kitty decor appeared out of the blue. Now these are some fantastic items folks, which I am doing my best to ignore but sadly I fear my resolve may quickly vanish.
Square Cat Habitat, based in Portland, Oregon is offering eco-friendly cat trees and scratchers. With their modern design their feline furniture is designed to keep both cats and their owners happy. Made from 100% renewable bamboo plywood and recycled packing/package, the company’s mission is to reduce the negative impact on the environment, unlike some of the more traditionally constructed devices.
They offer: Acacia Cat Tree, Baobab Cat Tree, Buddha Cat Wall Perch, Itch Wall Step, Itch Wall Scratch Pad and Lo Floor Scratch Pad. Visit their Facebook page.
How would your cats respond to these lovely items? Tell us in a comment.