Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
Over the years of being a cat parent, I’ve learned that the placement of water bowls, food bowls, litter boxes, and even cat toys is extremely important. Because of this, I’ve made sure to move things around every so often to see what the cats prefer and it seems like we’ve found the newest home for our cat tree.
The cat tree was originally placed in our bedroom by a window so that the cats could look outside for entertainment, but since our windows are much smaller than the windows at our old place it seems like the cats have lost interest in looking outside. There have been the few times that the cats have sat on the ledges, so maybe when the summers back they will be interested in the windows again, but I can confidently say that they have avoided them at all costs since late October.
As mentioned in the past few posts, we’re currently battling with our new windows being poorly insulated so until we can get our heating unit fixed (which we’re hoping to get done next week) we’ve been trying to keep my office as toasty as possible, which is the new location for the cat tree.
On days where the weather is too cold (-15°C) I leave the office doors closed to keep the office warm, and it’s on these days that the cats will come paw at the door when they are ready to enter what I’ve been nicknaming the safe room. As mentioned previously, the cats aren’t really minding the colder weather as they’re either sticking to sleeping together on the couch, inside of their cat caves or Kalista’s new favourite spot hidden under the covers.
Oh, oh, oh! Cute little Kalista moment. I woke up to her and Beau sleeping between my legs today! Adorable eh?
As you can tell, I get fairly distracted while writing these “cute cat stories” so I’ll get back to the main point of this one.
I’ve had the cat tree in my office for about 4 days now and Beau has been using it every day. The cats are actually playing on it more, especially when I’m able to leave the door open for them to freely come in and out of the office. I will say, the use it’s been getting has been causing the screws to get a bit loose, which is something I’m going to keep an eye out on, because Kalista loves to toss and turn, especially on the top.
That being said, I’m glad Beau is using the tree more since it seemed like it was Kalista’s domain for months upon months. That’s not to say that he didn’t use it, because he definitely did, just not this much.
So I’m curious pet parents, have you had to move things around your house in the past to make your cats use them more? What were they and where did you move them to? Let me know in the comments below!