I ‘Catified’ My Friends’ House

Posted in Cat Stories - On: August 10, 2021 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: August 10, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

When Rebecca Mountain found out her friends needed some help with the new house they had just bought, she know she was the right person for the job.

She explains: “In February, 2014 my friend Eliza and her partner Tiffany bought their first house together. After seeing a few photos she posted on Facebook, I knew I wanted to help catify their incredible new home for their seven cats. This would be the first time Eliza’s cats Kirby, Agnes, Monkey, Judd and Naked would meet Tiffany’s cats Encore and Pluto and having perches, walkways and cat trees would be an important part of an easier transition into their new home. In addition to the cats, three dogs would call this home as well, making it all the more important that the cats have their “cat only” space.”

Rebecca saw the the potential that lay between the walls, with vaulted ceilings and an open design she knew that creating a “kitty highway” would be a perfect solution to allow the cats to travel all the way from one end of the house to the other without ever setting foot on the floor. With the addition of  window perches and cat shelves that gave various access points to the walkway above, she managed to create a kitty heaven which gave all the kitties a chance to get to know each other.

I think she has done a terrific job and now her two friends and all the animals live together in perfect harmony!

How the house looked before…


And how it looks today…


The window perch was made extra large so that all the cats could enjoy the sunshine


A wall of cat shelves that resemble leaves give access to the walkway above

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Custom shelves were created to allow access over the sliding glass door

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The “kitty highway” allows the cats to travel all the way from one end of the house to the other without ever setting foot on the floor.

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And the overall effect is completely stunning

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Click here to see what a man built to allow his indoor cats to go outside

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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