Downstairs Cat Platforms – Part 4

Last week I decided to expand the downstairs hall cat platform around the corner into the living room to give Birdie greater access to the goings on in the house.

I got a new platform cut, primed and painted:

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Last night I bolted it to the wall and it looks awesome:

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Instead of shelving brackets like I usually use for cat platforms, hubby requested L-shaped brackets so they wouldn’t interfere with the stuff we have on top of the TV cupboard.  I used 4 – two underneath the corner and two on top of the wine rack:

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Once the zebra fleece blanket was laid on top, you couldn’t see the top brackets at all:

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Darwin approved:

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I’m working from home today [car is in the shop – banged this post out on my lunch break] and got to witness the awesomeness that was Birdie investigating the platform extension for the first time!

First she checked up the stairs to make sure it was safe [aka no Bonkers lurking]:

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Then there was the slow creep around the corner into “new territory”:

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And finally the hop down to the TV cupboard!  Yay!!!

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Darwin was keeping a close eye on the proceedings, but thankfully from a respectful distance:

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Birdie made her way to the far end of the TV cupboard and I thought she was going to jump to the couch, but instead she decided to investigate behind the TV:

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That got Darwin’s full attention [notice he went from “lazy sprawl” to “poised and alert”]:

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Behind the TV has always been one of HIS secret places.  After Birdie came back out, she did finally jump over to the couch:

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And Darwin went back to being casually curious:

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Birdie didn’t spend very long on the couch – she pretty much jumped straight to the floor and tried to run upstairs before being thwarted by Bonkers, who was sitting at the top.  D’oh!

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But at least the platform extension was a resounding success!  Now that Birdie’s used it once, I’m hoping she’ll use it all the time to join hubby and I on the couch at night while we watch TV 🙂

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One Comment

  1. Such fun to see Birdie finally able to join the family.
    Great job on that platform!

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