The only place we could put it was on the landing, by taking down a bookshelf, so here's a pic of Linnie in it, having disrupted the newspaper which is Leo's 'miss zone' for when he thinks he's in the litter box because his front feet are.
http://onefastcat.com/ and I thoroughly recommend the wheel, cheaper than its next nearest counterpart. Only thing is, they soon trash up the running surface, we're going to have to replace the treads soon. This is because Rebel likes to give it a good scratch before setting off for a run....
Cecil prefers his amusement more static. This is HIS box.
And then Mother died.
Saffron was heartbroken, the only cat mother had ever permitted to sleep on her bed, she had lived almost exclusively in mum's room since mum became bedridden 2 years ago. That it's the room with the aga is neither here nor there.... anyway, Saffron lived in mum's dressing gown for several days before deciding that as Gran wasn't here any more, she would move out totally. She's coming to terms with it, and fortunately adores Simon.
So, anyway, we decided to not merely clean out mum's room but to redecorate and turn it into a study-cum-breakfast room, and the difference of light wallpaper, no clutter of movable tables, commodes and so on is amazing. We even painted the aga - it's an Esse really - with black heatproof paint as it was chipped. It was mainly the boys who helped. And Cecil has a gloss white ear where he rubbed against my newly painted skirting board and grubby toes where he stood on the newly gloss white windowsill and then walked on the still mucky floor which I didn't plan to vacuum until I'd finished being messy.
I have to say it was also a challenge painting when suddenly! having a Linnie land on my shoulder from one of his launch-from-the-floor leaps. I wore him to paint the whole door. He thinks he's a circus performer.
|the divan bed makes a great sofa, there's room for one human and up to six cats. Or one human and a well spread Cecil by the heater.... his favourite position is on his back soliciting tummy rubs|
|Yes, that's a cat bed on top of the wood basket. But Dora and Cecil figured they would be warmer on, and under the footstool I used to use to do mum's dressings. They voted it to remain.|
Rebel is not sure about the decor.
No pics of Rosie or Onyx this time, nor Leila and Scampi. Onyx is phlegmatic and unphased by the goings on, Leila doesn't care if it doesn't directly relate to her, and Scampi has retired to his towel box until things are quieter.