yup, the second post goes to the left of the other, over near the corner.
We did staple the carpet, and the cats absolutely adore it. They can really sink their claws into it, and we are already starting a pool for when we will have to replace the first piece.
We put a green blanket on top of the cabinet, and are fastening two "steps" (other shelves) to the wall on the other side of the cabinet so they can get to it from either side. If the cats go down those "steps" it will put them right in front of the closet that houses their litter box.
It should definitely balance well once the second post is in place, but is remarkably sturdy right now... all 3 cats were on it, and it didn't budge!
Thanks Tim for the compliment on the cat pics, they are great subjects, and I am definitely a camera addict.
And thank you DesnBaby, it's so scary when they don't feel well. I am so relieved to see Tyrael acting himself again. He is such a love bug!