We had some excitement yesterday. Just what I needed! After telling you hypothetical stories about stepping on cats’ tails and what not, what did I do? Yes, that’s right I stepped on Gypsy Rose’s tail. She was not too put out with me, but naturally scrambled to save herself from my stupidity, poor thing. Her scrambling startled Simba Kahn who was quietly sunning himself on the high shelves over the entry. I didn’t see what happened. All I heard was a huge crash followed by a stampede of cats up the stairs with Simba Kahn leading the pack. I raced to close Sirocco’s door before she decide to join the migration. Later I noticed that when Simba Kahn came down (fell?) from the high shelves, he’d landed on the bottom basket and taken it as well as the supporting shelf and brackets with him to the floor. No animals were harmed in this little exercise, but Gypsy Rose is probably missing a few tail hairs, which she won’t miss.
SO, today was about repairing the cat tree. Without the bottom basket, they can go up, but I don’t think they can get down. I’d had a shelf planned for the bottom step for sometime and it was already built. I just hadn’t figured out how I wanted to attach it.
Pictures below of Sequoia on the new shelf:
And one of father and son on the couch: