I saw a setup like these on Jackson Galaxy's show (which is totally not to say what I've done here is at all endorsed by him, so please don't sue me, Mr. Galaxy). The cats on the show -- formerly implacable enemies -- were alternately lounging and cavorting on the shelves. The idea is that the MFCSH gives cats a whole new area to explore and get the hell away from each other if/when needed. Or, better yet, the MFCSH offers a new level on which the cats can race around and chase each other PLAYFULLY. At least, that was my hope. Here are a couple of the shelves after my husband spent hours painstakingly arranging them.
|The colorful string is my addition -- a LURE, if you will, to get the cats up and cavorting.|
|The detritus on this one is ANOTHER LURE: catnip! Who could resist?|
|Here come the cats! The arrows show you where they SHOULD be.|
|Yay! There's Squeaky! She loves the string!|
|And, look -- it's Capt. Nap! "MMMMM! Is this catnip?"|
|Awwww, little Peeper loves to lounge on this MFCSH shelf!|
|Why, it's Chewbacca! He's a toy I bought years ago that no one played with. He sits at the launching pad/cat tree, just under the MFCSH. What a rude comment!|