The Cat Highway

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Project by KelSnake posted 11-14-2014 05:44 PM 1601 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how ya woo a cat lovin’ woman, lol.

We have a four year old Airedale Terrier that has a strong prey drive. We also have a cat that takes no crap, lol, so this makes for near constant high speed chases around the living room.

I took some barn board pieces I had kicking around and made up a bunch of differnet sized platform type shelves that encircle the room. I know this isn’t for everybody, but I live on the fringe anyway and figured that I could always remove them again and putty the holes if needed.

This works better than a single cat tree in that the cat is free to move about around the room. Gilly, the terror, ...I mean terrier, gives up almost instantly once the cat is out of reach, lol.

To make things interesting for us (the viewers of “the Show”) I added some obstacles to the course, like a rope/plank bridge and a teeter totter. A book case I built fits perfectly in the corner and the cat walks on balance beams (large wood curtain rods) that stretch over the windows.

All in all, it seemed to work out pretty well for everyone.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 03:05 AM

Me no see cat! No cat, no cat highway! Fraudulent claim of infrastructure improvement. Bob the Builder outraged.

That looks like a pretty good idea. I’ve seen more involved approaches to the same problem, yours is more interesting. Deploy a couple of digital cameras hooked up to a large capacity drive, and you’re bound to catch some comedy gold when the cat misses a jump.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 03:17 AM

Is the the dog ROFL! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 04:26 AM

Lol, ...ok, the cat is black and doesn’t show up well, but here they are.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#4 posted 11-15-2014 03:02 PM

Great idea KelSnake! I can imagine how amusing that is to watch. I have an Airedale terrier as well and know the crazyiness. Gotta love that sleeping position of laying on their backs with legs spread.

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