Cat trees. The real feel
Maybe it’s because it’s the thing I will miss the most or maybe it’s because It’s taken so long to get here….
cat trees aren’t just trees to me….
Catworks is known for the most is the incredible climbing things that pop out of our brains. After working with cats for years we could (eventually) see how they moved and wanted to climb.
Cat climbing … Origins
It is not fair to say that this “discovery” was there from the start (we were just carpenters after all)…
OK cats we have 3 shelves for you on the wall … on the freaking wall … It’s amazing! climb up there! OK now that’s awesome you are on the wall… amazing! Now climb down and do it again over and over…
Hey, why aren’t you still doing it a few weeks down the track? Cat shelves on the wall, what more do you need you spoiled cats?
We started out thinking we knew cats; it became apparent (eventually) that cats will spend more time doing active cat-like things if they have a more active cat-like space.
With time and scientific testing (gravity is science) we found most cats are actually insane… so we needed to be even more insane.
We now think in 3D… kind of like the way cats do. Cats climb differently … and think differently. Cats jump, balance and climb at any angle in any given space (especially the ones the are not meant to). Why were we working in 2 dimensions when most cats work in 4 dimensions (eat, play, sleep, sneak attack ankles).
Cats love height; looking down at the help puts them in their place
Cats love shredding things; give them something to shred outside…. away from the furniture.
Cats love jumping; place anything at height within sight of anything else at height and it is all about the challenge… not the landing
Cats love having retreat spaces: for when they have been naughty (or while they are planning to be )
Cats love being in “real” trees; height, cover, angles, shredding bark…. Natural ropes and cat trees: The all-in-one natural play thing of choice for 87 percent of cats tested.
***Catworks does not test on live animals; we hire university students that get paid very little to wear the cat suit, meow and jump from tree to tree. The 13 percent that didn’t like the natural tree are the ones that liked the marine carpet and just keep touching it..***
It’s hard to perfect something that nature built for cats to enjoy, we just work work it.
Angles, height and the ability to use our cat climbing in ways that we really wouldnt have thought possible in 2D
Thinking around trees and natural climbing is the area that continues to evolve and grow (like trees) …
we love it and it’s very easy to see, cats trees are for them (cats) and cat trees are for me ( manchild with tree house tendancies)
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