Now that we have the entertainment center situation under control and the downstairs is starting to look like an actual room Chris has decided that it is time to turn it into a kitty play land.
He has this book called The Cat's House and has been wanting to build a series of ramps and ledges for the kitties to climb all over the room while we're sitting there watching TV. This would involve a series of holes in the nice clean walls that would most likely drive me over the edge.
I watched as he cut strips of twine and hooked them to the wall with duct tape showing where each ledge and ramp would go. As he was doing this I started to hyperventilate. Ramps, everywhere. Carpeted perches all over the place. A rope swing? I almost passed out. So, I had to take matters into my own hands. I agree, the kitties deserve to play, but we must keep in mind that one of them (Big Kitty) is over 20lbs and not climbing ramps anytime soon.
I did some research and I found this article from the New York Times which led me to this Costco item - The Refined Feline Luxury Cat Tree. I placed an order yesterday for the Birch version which will go nicely with our new Ikea Besta TV center. It won't take up too much room, the kitties will have a playground, and there will be no holes in my walls.