An irregularly updated journal of my life with the aforementioned animals (plus one more)
Friday, June 20, 2014
Kola Climbs to New Heights
Kola continues to find his way around the house. His
latest discovery is the tall cat-tree in the sitting room. He was a bit afraid
of it at first. It is an imposing height, after all. But he noticed some of the
perma-cats enjoying the platforms, from which they can look out the window, and
the top level, which is, so it seems, quite comfortable for snoozing.
Watching a cat’s thoughts in action is interesting. Kola
first attempt to scale the heights involved the back of the near by armchair.
Perhaps he figured that one furnishing which rises some distance off the floor
would allow him access to any other. He balanced on the back of the chair, but
then found that there was a lateral distance involved. He then tried to walk to
the cat-tree from the back of the armchair using the window sill. The latter
did not provide enough room.
Then, not long after, he decided to make use of the
staggered platforms on the tree, and quickly climbed to the top. He has been
there several times now, and has added it to his list of enjoyable spots around
his new foster-home.
(I like to think that, in the final photograph, he is
thankful for his warm, dry perch on the long, wet day we had recently. But he
was probably wondering if it was worthwhile climbing down to visit the food