I once built a bespoke cat tower for Mimosa, my domestic shorthair. It seemed to take ages, cost more than expected, left many holes in the wall, and ultimately she still preferred the crumbling Petco monstrosity it was designed to replace. That’s just the way felines are when it comes to interior design.
Still, most cats’ inherently finicky approach to furniture hasn’t been enough to stop one Minnesota man from transforming his house into a supreme kitty playground with more than 100 yards of catwalks, climbing poles, and cubbyholes.
“I just love trails and paths and cats!” says Greg Krueger of the ever-evolving project, which he estimates has taken him more than 15 years to construct so far.
Greg was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, and he credits his condition as being partly responsible for his grand carpentry caper. “Obviously my home would not be like this if I didn’t have Asperger’s,” he says, while also noting that some theorists have suggested that all cats themselves have some form of the malady.
If you feel like getting inspired to start carving up your own abode, you can check out Greg’s full-scale cat house in this video below.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.