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The Instigator


Floki is our resident fight instigator. Sure, all the cats will start fights occasionally but Floki excels at it. Often, Floki’s “victims”  turn the table on him and he will cry for help. I’ll usually just look at him and say, “You started it so you get what you get.”

The video below shows Floki picking a fight with Chris who just wants to relax on the cat tree.

Do you have any instigators in your house?

Photo Friday: Old Cat Tree


After we got our new cat tree, Rose insisted I throw out the old one. I thought it still had some life left in it but it was easier to throw it away than to argue about it. This is one of the last pictures of it before it went away.

Chris and Frankie on cat tree.

Chris and Frankie.

Our New Cat Tree


When we moved, the plan was to get rid of the cat’s old, beat-up cat tree and replace it with a new one for the new place, but the high cost of moving delayed that plan until now. Saturday we found a very large, slightly used, Armarkat Cat Tree Condo for the ridiculously low price of twenty dollars. On Amazon it sells for $124, and even more elsewhere, so I think we got pretty lucky. It was in excellent condition except the second shelf from the top was broken, as if a very heavy cat jumped on it. A more likely scenario is someone attempted to move the cat tree and it tipped over.

We were in Rose’s Mustang and did not expect that we would be bringing home something so big. We didn’t feel like driving home to get the truck so we had to figure out how to make it work. We put the top down and tried standing it on the back seat but it was very tippy and I was worried it would fall out. It also didn’t work leaning to one side. I finally leaned the front seat back on put it there while I got in the back to hold it.

Once we got it home, we cleaned it good and I screwed a piece of wood under the broken piece to hold it together. We then scared Puck under the bed when we brought it inside.

Frankie and Chris weren’t scared. They jumped at the chance to investigate the new tree. They checked out every inch of it, including the top shelf which was very close to the ceiling. They also seemed to like the little built-in house. Frankie even squeezed through the little window, I feat that Chris can only dream about these days.

The ceiling in our Florida room slopes down to its low point near where I put the cat tree so the top shelf is almost useless, but as I said, they are able to get on it but since the first day, I have not seen it get used. The rest of it does get used though so I am very happy with our purchase.

Frankie and Chris playing on new cat tree

Wow! This thing is awesome.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

I call first dibs on the house.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Hey Frankie, lets rub our scent on this thing before Puck sees it.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Chris, do you get the feeling we are being watched?

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Hello Dad! Don’t you have somewhere better you can be with that camera?

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

As king I claim this as my castle.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Hey Frankie. I can see you through this hole.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Do you think this is what they call an outhouse?

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

If this is an outhouse, I need to figure out how it works.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Hey Chris! I’ll bet you can’t fit up here like I can.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Oh yea? I’ll bet I can.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

There, see?

I wouldn't call that fitting.

I wouldn’t call that fitting.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Who cares? I like this shelf better.

Frankie and Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Too bad Puck isn’t here to see this.

Frankie, Puck Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Did somebody say my name? Hey, why didn’t you tell me we had a new cat tree.

Frankie, Puck Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Not my job, Puck.

Frankie, Puck Chris playing on new Armarkat cat tree

Where are you going? Don’t you want to check out the condo?