I cut a hole between the two boxes so Friday could climb between the two, and hung a string with a jingle ball on the end for him to play with.
Tada! A ghetto-fabulous cat tree! Who needs a hundred bucks? Just raid your trash can! And I've got one kitty that's happy from head to toe....
And if Friday ever decides he's going in and not coming out (if the cat carrier comes out to go to the vet, for example), we simply cut the tape on the box and pull him out! Then tape it back up again! This might be a little more complicated if I ever decided to paint it, but the idea would still work.
The jingle ball on the string was Jon's idea. We looked everywhere for Friday's jingle balls. He should have about 12 laying around the house, and we couldn't find any anywhere! I finally remembered that there was one behind the fridge that Friday tries to get at every once in awhile. Jon pulled the fridge back, and there was not one, but seven jingle balls! Friday thought it was Christmas all over again!
Possible improvements in the future:
- Paint it
- Add nubby fabric to one side for Friday to scratch
- Suspend a string on the outside of the box
- Put a carpet sample at the top entrance for Friday to scratch
So many possibilities....and to think: you, too, can own such an invention, for the low low price of a dumpster dive!