Monday, November 17, 2008

In redemption of the deer

This should make up for the murder of the deer...

I've been feeling somewhat apprehensive about getting our kittens de-clawed so I've been doing some research. I've read that, apparently, if you give cats adequate things of their own that they can use to scratch and stretch, and a little training, that they should leave your furniture and carpet alone.

I haven't made up my mind yet, but I asked Dave if he would build me/the cats a cat tree. We had the scrap wood and carpet so basically we would be out no cost! He actually thought that it would be a great idea and was enthusiastic about building it, I love my husband! I think he was excited about building it to save the couple hundred dollars it would have cost us!

So I searched the Internet for ideas and we came up with this which we, mostly Dave, spent ALL weekend building:

I'm not sure who likes it more, the cats or the girls.

It didn't take Smokey long to properly use it as a scratching outlet!

Dave says that if the cats don't like it that he was going to get new cats that do.

Next, we are going to build a cat castle for the girls room. We are going to look for pink and purple scraps for the covering. It's going to be a Christmas present for Karilyn, Heidi, Sparky, and Smokey, don't tell them.


Tenacious V said...

That is AWESOME. It makes me want cute little fluffy cats, just so Ken can make me (and them, I guess) a cat-scratch post. Dave did a fantastic job. *pats him on the back* It's great to have handy husbands, isn't it?

I forgot to ask about the cats on Saturday. So, where are they sleeping?

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

WOW! I'm totally impressed! Dave did an awesome job!!! Your cats are adorable and I'm jealous :) I want a kitten!!!

amy said...

That is awesome. Dave is really good at cat furniture!

Those cats are so stinkin' adorable. Please, please, please can I have Heidi's kitten? I'll trade her a mole that lives under our front ramp.

Kristina said...

I have a handyman husband but I don't think mine can do that. What a great job and it is better than most you can buy! Good luck on the christmas present.

courtney said...

this is AWESOME! dave is so amazing! i love that the kittens are on the top stair already!

Anonymous said...

That is so stinking cool! Dave should build them and sell them!