Today after work, while I was supposed to be relaxing, I did this instead:
That would be two new small cat platforms for Birdie. It all started because I had just laid on the couch to watch a fascinating episode of Intervention when I noticed Birdie on the window platform above me:
And then she did this:
She seemed quite interested in me and my comforter. So I ran down to the basement, grabbed 2 spare cat platforms, my drill, some wall anchors, and voila:
She looked at them, but didn’t try them out even after I sprinkled fish flakes on them. Oh well. In the meantime, to keep Bonkers in the dark, they can double as plant stands:
A few days later I shored up the newest 2 with stronger brackets, and painted the brackets to match the wall:
I also took down the one over the window and painted it white:
I cut some little blocks to attach to the window frame so the platform would hang further from the wall to allow more room for the curtains and shade to fall behind it:
The newly-painted-white platform looks so good! Now we have a full chain of steps leading from the alcove down to the couch:
Birdie likes it, too!
It looks better than it did when I first hung it, when it was a scrap piece of stained wood:
I love the color of your green wall.
Ich liebe deine grüne Wandfarbe.
Danke, mein Schwester! liebe grüsse!
If you remove the plants from the new cat platforms, I bet Birdie will quietly join you on the couch someday soon – after she’s made sure Bonkers is nowhere in the area, that is!
yeah, whenever i’m on the couch i remove the plants. i keep them there when i’m not around to keep bonkers from trying to kill himself by leaping upwards.
It is great to see her getting a little more comfortable all the time. She will be snuggling with you on the couch before you know it.
I hope so, Jessica!
Sweet Birdie! I really like the two colorful river paintings in these photo. Are they by a local artist?
Hubby’s friend Nat’s grandfather did them – we love them! He was a local artist but now he’s passed. Robert Blanchard.