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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Homemade ~Cat Walk~

I wanted to share the 'Cat Walk' that we made for Bosco...
This project only cost us around $15.00 to make. My cat LOVES it!
They do sell fancy stuff like this I found online but that was VERY expensive. This was very easy and fun to do!
We used a shelf board, carpet samples, cheap brackets.
We made sure to use a stud finder so the brackets were secure!
I vacuum them every so often and sprinkle him soem fresh cat nip here and there! The very top shelf is his favorite these days....depending on his mood I guess!

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That is really cool!
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Thanks...I just get warmed up when I see him laying up there!
I am kinda new here so you guys dont know that we have 5 kids and 2 dogs.....it was so important for me to offer my cat his own space!

He can observe all our household activity, he can be safe,
(from dogs and toddlers) yet still involved because he is in the
same room with the family! YAY!!!
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That is cool - it'd be cool to put one of those kinda things in a rec room.
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We installed ours right in the kitchen! LMAO
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What a great idea! And Bosco obviously loves them. You did a wonderful job.




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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 02:55 AM
 
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I agree, fantastic job!! I love DIYers, you can save so much money. I've got plans for catwalks in our bedroom, you've inspired me to get on the ball, I'll post some pics too when we're done.
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Superkitties....YAY! I cant wait to see how you build yours!!!
If we had more space we were going to keep extending on it,
but if you keep going to the left it runs into the upstairs doorway.

The possibilities are endless if you really think about it...
like mine is basically perch to perch....but the ones I saw online had
thinner angled ramps which lead from perch to perch. Take a look at this companies ideas...they also have a video and customer photos!

http://www.katwallks.com/?source=ove...OVMTC=standard

They claim that mounting in wall studs is NOT necessary. I was not
comfortable with that idea, since my Bosco weighs 16 pounds.
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What a great idea you had. I watched that video and liked that too. I am going to have get working on something for my kitties.
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Superkitties....YAY! I cant wait to see how you build yours!!!
Oh no, the pressure, eeeek!

I'll actually admit to having had all the materials for that and some cat gyms going on almost a year now (ok, fine, more than a year)
You've really renewed my enthusiam for completing it soon. It's wonderful to see Bosco enjoying them so much, I want mine to have more fun too.

Thanks for the link to the video! Here's the book, The Cats' House, that started it for me. The pics are just great, it's for ideas mostly, there's no instructions for building anything.
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