Recently a friend claimed absolute freedom for his cat. He didn’t know that many municipalities don’t allow cats to roam free and ask owners to keep their pets in their yard or on a leash or they could be fined. Or worse says my friend, they could risk finding their cat at the Humane Society. Dead or alive. Another friend explained to him that not everyone likes the odour of cats. Your freedom doesn’t end where your neighbour’s begins. There’s nothing to do. Man cannot deprive his cat the pleasure of hunting and roaming.
There may be a solution: creating an indoor playground for the cat.
A European site, Goldtatze, offers a full line of products that blend very well with a rustic, chic or contemporary decor.
Bridges made of horizontal strips attached to levels or baskets mounted on the wall around the room. They go above doors and windows, toward the hanging bed in the centre of the ceiling or the branch wrapped in string sitting in the corner. All of the wood is rounded in curves, making it quite pleasant to look at.
A one-metre wood bridge is mounted between two baskets or levels with a distance of 41 inches. The wood finish is inoffensive for animals.
The great advantage of these structures is that they are safe for our feline friends. I’ve always had this image of a friend’s cat hanging from a brand new light fixture in the dining room, claw marks clearly visible on the shade. A certain anxiety permeates the room.
If you’re the least bit a handyman, what would you think about setting up a playground for your cat in the rooms of your house? You might want to take it into consideration if you’re planning any renovations.
There’s also a video on YouTube.
Photos and information for the wall suspension bridge for cats: all rights reserved at Goldtatze with their authorization. Special thanks to Achim.