Doing the same over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. So said Einstein.
That is a hard lesson to learn especially for pet lovers.
Every couple of years I relearn this same lesson. A refresher was on the calendar for this year.
One thing I know about cats is that they prefer free stuff. In fact, if you buy them something, they won’t touch it. I get free catnip mice from my vet for each visit. They love them! If I buy the same mouse they won’t look at it.
They don’t do plastic balls with bells inside either. Lasers are very short lived. I did have some success with a very cheap scratching box but they don’t know I bought it. It’s so cheap looking. It looks like a box from the grocery store. Shhh!
The beloved husband said he would build a cat tree if I would design it. Sounds easy. You go on-line and find plans. Not a problem.
Well, yes there is. I didn’t know what size or height would work best. I have a cat that weighs in at 18 pounds so it has to be sturdy and rather large.
I saw a very inexpensive one at a store locally. I bought it to test the size. I can either keep it or make a design based on the shortcomings.
The beloved husband put the cat tower together yesterday morning. As of this morning, no one seems very interested.
I thought for sure Morgan would investigate. She’s the youngest one who plays with everything including leaves that came in the house on someone’s shoe. Nope, not interested!
There are three levels, one with a circle. Two toys hang and bounce to entice. I put a little catnip on it. Now it smells good too.
Sniff. Sniff. Nada. Zilch. Nay. Nix. Nein. Nothing doing!
The top shelf is too small for any of my cats and the round part is small too. I thought one of them would jump on the first shelf to check it out. Ha!
I can guarantee if we would have made one out of cardboard boxes, they would be all over it (and it might last a day). Morgan would love a tent made out of my best sweater (not gonna happen).
In a day or two, if there is no interest, I will pack it up and take it back.
However, there is a dilemma. I know this one is too small but I don’t know if they will lounge on a larger one and it seems like a lot of work if it’s not used.
I need help here! Calling all cat lovers out there. Does anyone have a cat that uses a cat tower? What should I be looking for?