Originally Posted by valanhb
Mike that is great! What a fabulous idea for a cat "tree".
Oh, why thank you. The Tupper Lair originally started as a substitute for a cat tree for Trace Tumblebrutus. He couldn't climb a regular cat tree, and the poor guy was stuck on chairs, beds and the sofa. Then one day I saw him hop onto the second shelf of a plastic shelf unit in the utility room and thought "if those were arranged in a stair step pattern, he could just hop to the top!"
So it was off to the store, where I bought 3 sets of the shelves for about $9 US, and 3 of the Sterlite Tubs for something like $3.47 US each, and put together the Lair, and it was an instant hit with Trace.
But, it was also a hit with everyone else, with the occasional spat over who was going to sit where....so, more shelves, more tubs....eventually there were parts of the Lair all over the house, a regular Catropolis
Over time, Trace finally figured out how to climb a cat tree with 3 legs....but they still love their Tupper Lair, and it's pretty much permanent fixtures here now
And finally, Trace's favorite sleeping shelf is equipped with a new, un-used bottle brush. This is because missing his right rear leg makes it very hard for him to scratch his face and chin. He has instead figured out how to use a stiff bristled brush for scratching, and this way, he doesn't even have to get out of bed