It occurred to me that in the two and a half months in which Portia has lived in the Cosy Apartment, she has never been on any of the cat-trees. I think she may not have had any in her previous home, though I would have thought she’d climb the ones here just from curiosity. I decided to place her on one.
Po’s reaction was one of mild interest. She sat on the top platform of the lower cat-tree in the sitting room and looked out the glass door. She stayed there for about half an hour, then dropped down to the floor. She has not climbed up on her own in the several days since.
I get the feeling that if she could speak, her words on the occasion would have been something like, “Well, yes, I suppose…”
She just likes everything at eye level, LOL!!ReplyDelete
We all love getting up on the cat trees. Even Marley, who is a bit too fat for easy climbing, gets up near the top sometimes. It helps that the trees are next to the window out the side of the house "we are not allowed ta go". We get to see new stuff.ReplyDelete
I think Portia likes to take things in herReplyDelete
stride..perhaps she'll try the higher one
in a day or two..or three or four..! Bless!x
Maybe it has something to do with her age, Precious used to love to run up anything high. She was always on top of her cat tree but in the past two years as she approaching age 10 she does much less of that. Maybe Portia is quite content on the lower levels. Naturally we think cats are always going to climb a tree don't we.ReplyDelete
Derry has much the same reaction, actually. He ignores them for months on end, then will rediscover them for a few weeks...and so the cycle goes. Maybe Portia just prefers to be lower to the ground, even though that seems to be atypical cat behaviour, generally speaking. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm thinking of placing Pommy up high too; he's not noticed the stair-step of book shelves that he has in his quarantine room.ReplyDelete
That is different. However, now she knows about them, the trees, she may change her mind especially after she sees the others up there. Has she continued to use the litterbox? I hope so.ReplyDelete
Once she sees the other cats on the cat tree watching "cat TV", Portia just may decide to surprise you and join them. Meanwhile, her pictures indicate that she seems to be quite interested in what's going on outside.ReplyDelete
Maybe she is always waiting for that special invite!ReplyDelete
Sasha has never used the cat tree, even when he was younger and could have reached the top. The current tree is Saku's space. Perhaps Portia thinks the trees belong to the permacats. Or maybe she will have learned of this wonderful viewpoint and find her way onto it more frequently.ReplyDelete
portia, we put de last fotoz on big a fy; yur coat iz awesum !!! :) ♥♥☺☺ReplyDelete
Some cats are ground dwellers and some are tree dwellers. Portia obviously prefers ground level.ReplyDelete
A few years ago, I bought three cat condos. The cats I had with me then all ignored them. Faux took to them immediately, and spends a lot of his time sleeping in one or the other of them, but Ernie still regards them with indifference.ReplyDelete
Maybe some cats just don't care for heights.
At our house we all have a preference. Miss Fitz goes on the tree all the time and Einstein now and then. Rumpy never and Toby prefers the window in the kitchen. Yes, we have preferences and want what we want when we want it, in true cat fashionReplyDelete
Hmm, maybe Portia is a bush dweller, rather than a tree dweller?ReplyDelete