Friday, December 5, 2008

Kittens Gotta Climb

come on......you can do it...

just a little bit highergive me a boost, will ya

it's lonely at the top

We don't have any of those giant carpeted cat trees in our home. We should, I know kittens love them, they just don't seem to work with our decor.

As much as I try to the discourage the kittens' urge to go vertical, I can't.

I made this tree for an art installation a couple years back. The kittens discovered it the other day, and since then, they've been completely obsessed with climbing it.

I did have to move the tree out of harm's way, and into the a closet. It was fairly sturdy at first, but with every climb to the top, it was weakened. It was only a matter a time before it toppled over, or they completely destroyed it.

Even though they were driving me crazy with their tree obsession,, I have to admit, it's kind of fun picking black and white polka-dot kittens from a hot pink tree. They just looked so good in it

31 comments:

  1. Awww I would so love to take these two home with me but can't... :(

    Nice pics Laurie...

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  2. You're right-- the first thing I noticed was how GOOD the girls looked in that tree!

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  3. the pictures are Gorgeous!
    i love the Hot Pink/Black/White color combo! Fabulous!

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  4. What gorgeous picture! Love the black and white polka dots among the red leaves...awesome!

    As for cat trees, there are now nicer and more stylish ones than the standard carpeted cat trees of old...I got a beige-colored wood kitty condo from Petco which is relatively nice-looking...kitties love it and even Husband said it's tolerable enough to have it in the living room :)

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  5. http://www.moderncat.net/category/climbing-perching/

    there are beautiful climbers out there. no carpet-covered monstrosities.

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  6. Love this series! These black and white girls are too cute.

    Where can I learn to fashion a tree like that, Laurie? I just love it!

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  7. Oh, dear. I am gonna have to get a "tree" for Enid and Hester, huh?

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  8. They look like wee little pandas! : )

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  9. Anon, you are so right - Panda Kitties. What sweet pictures, it always makes my day when I come out here.

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  10. Karen - But of course! You must get for them every little thing their hearts desire! I'm sure that's a condition of adoption.

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  11. Alot of the cat trees on the market are manufactured with formaldyde laiden carpet and glues. I buy from http://www.catsplay.com/. Alot of their builders use natural wood and safe glue and products that are less harmful to kitties;)

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  12. In these gorgeous pictures, the two black and white spotted young ladies know just how good they look.

    The tree is made of black branches with a handful of bright reddish pinkish leaves on each branch. It's standing against a white wall, and so expecting the kitties not to climb around something that makes for such a good background is really being unreasonable. ;-)

    The branches are quite slender, with the thickest probably smaller than the average woman's pinkie finger, which means that even an itty bitty kitty can cause some serious bending and swaying.

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  13. Reach the stars, kitties :)

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  14. What a beautiful series of photos... the colors are amazing together.

    With the talent you have to have built this first, too flimsy for kittens tree, you could surely built something more stylish and durable for them?

    And if you did, you might be able to market and sell it, because the available cat tree options are mostly hideous.

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  15. If I didn't live in CT, I would 100% be begging my boyfriend to let me welcome these girls into our home!!

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  16. Wow - These pictures are stunning - could be artwork
    themselves! The kittens know how to pick their backdrops!

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  17. The kitten installation! The photos look amazing! Little ladybugs up a tree...

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  18. Do the LaBath Ladies tend to hang together in their matching pairs or is this just good timing with the photographs?

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  19. I cannot BELIEVE that these little sweeties haven't been spoken for!! What is it with people? Is it the economy? Are they just too much in awe of these babies that they think themesleves to be unworthy?

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  20. It's the best pussy willow tree in the whole world.

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  21. Good gravy, these girls are amazingly beautiful in that tree! Laurie, I think the tree should be an accessory available to the girls upon adoption. Every set of twin black & white kitties needs a pink tree.

    It was mighty slow in the Cattery today but we did find homes for big girl Gizmo (I think she set a record ~ she was only there about 30 minutes before getting adopted!) and Chico (sweet sweet big buff tabby boy). Two loud YAYs!

    And Sue & Laurie stopped by! Two more loud YAYs!!

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  22. Almost forgot ~ three adorable kittens who are recovering from kitty colds also found their new forever homes today ~ PJ, Merry & Joy were all adopted! YAY!!!

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  23. These pictures would make beautiful cards Laurie. The ladies look so stylish!

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  24. What lovely pictures, I think they would look beautiful and dramatic printed up huge!

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  25. they're kitten-flowers amongst the branches - swaying in the wind. Or under their own weight.

    Christine

    Amazingly beautiful pictures.

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  26. I agree! Hot pink is definitely their colour >^..^<

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  27. Just GORGEOUS.....

    ...need I say more?

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  28. I agree that is a set of cards right there! We all know that once we get the cards in our hands we could never part with one of them!

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