Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cat in a Hi-Rise

Olympus E-P2 with OM 50mm 1:1.4
1/320s, f/2.8, ISO 400, -0.3 EV

In an effort to keep the cats occupied and give them something else to claw besides the furniture, I order a 72" (six foot) tall cat tree from Amazon to keep the little darlings occupied. After just a few days sitting in the middle of the house, two of the three cats have taken to it like ... well ... ducks to water (talk about mixing metaphors).

It's interesting to watch them move about the tree. Both cats (Ellipse, shown here, and Lucy) climb into the upper parts of the cat tree and situate themselves in such a way as to survey the world below them.

Hunting Look
"Hunting Look"
Olympus E-P2 with OM 50mm 1:1.4
1/40s, f/2.8, ISO 400, -0.3 EV

Ellipse is the alpha cat of the three, and it is she who seems to have picked one of the highest pads as her personal 'throne'. Her she's eying Lulabelle as Lulabelle sits on the floor looking up at Ellipse. They play this game a lot.

The cat tree seems sturdy enough, although there truly was "some assembly required". It's a good thing I have some mechanical aptitude; the construction directions, on a single sheet of paper, were nearly useless. But the cats seem quite taken with it and seem to be leaving the furniture alone. I'm hoping this trend continues.

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