Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday Word—Comfy


I have a new setup at the condo. As an early Christmas present, Pop bought me a new cat tree. The last one didn’t quite work out cos it was too high and I never used it. This time we didn’t call Uncle Vince to assembly it. Pop decided to do it himself, which left me the task of snoopervising.

TW also snoopervised and for once she came in very handy. She was instrumental in telling Pop where to put the pieces so it would look like the photo. I did bite her once though in all the excitement.

Where does this piece go, Pop?

This tree didn’t come without it’s share of evil. We bought it at Dr. Foster and Smith cos we’ve bought stuff there before and it’s always been excellent quality. The new tree came with a definite new carpet smell. It didn’t bother me. The company said they spray it with catnip which is OK in my book. TW cried that it also smelled of formaldehyde and other chemicals and it was making her ill. The first few days, she was sleepy and then she started getting very dizzy and headachy. She hated to open the window cos of my allergies and asthma. It seems that every time the window is open, I get an asthma attack during the night.

Comfy. When do we put this on, Pop?

She finally gave in and opened the window a bit. She also used the half onion routine and sprinkled baking soda on the tree overnight and then vacuumed it off. Although the smell isn’t as bad as it was, she’s still not satisfied. Sigh! What am I gonna do about that woman?


While she was deodorizing it, I wouldn’t touch it. Now I’m back to scratching on it and sitting in it. I’ve loved that tree from the day Pop was making it. I’ve never had one with a cup on top and that’s why Pop wanted to get this one. The legs make fantastic scratching posts. One is sisal and the other is rug. TW was worried—so what else is new?—that I’d have all the rug scratched off by Halloween.

The new tree next to the Tree of Pain.

I haven’t been climbing all that much lately and the tree is the perfect height for me to look out the window. Turns out it was a good time to make the purchase since money is gonna be tight for the holidays. $5000 in property taxes are due by November 1st and after that we’re looking at a possible $10K assessment so the complex can do some much needed repairs. I hope money is budgeted for my cat food or I may just have to start panhandling on the mean streets again.

Switching gears back to the cat tree: Do you think TW should put a blankie in the cup for me? Like I said, I never had one of these cool cups. What should I call my tree? Any suggestions?
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25 comments:

  1. Pawsome new tree! mom says no blankie, you might get tangled up trying to get out. MOL mom worries too much. Glad you like this tree better.

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  2. That's a fantastic new tree!! We don't have blankies in our tree except for the place Allie sleeps and that's 'cause her boyfriend Mauricio gave it to her.

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. Very nice tree, CK. Sometimes mom puts blankies in the cups. She says it is a lot easier to wash the blankie than to try to get all the hair out from around the edge of the cup.

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  4. Awesome tree! Forget the blankie, mom, CK will just kick it out.
    Wish I had a tree like that. Except I don't like cups. My bed is sposed to be a cup and I hated it that way. So I just use the inside pillow.

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  5. Wow, that is such a cool tree - especially the cup on the top! Now Maxwell and Lucas are asking me to build one just like it :)

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  6. We say no blanket too, it's already wonderful and snugly CK!

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  7. That is PAWSOME, CK! I don't have a cat tree *pout* --Truffles

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  8. Early Christmas purresent? Wow CK yous one lucky kitty girly fur suwe. It looks gweat. As fur da blanky dat all depends on yous. Do yous want one? or do yous like it like it is? And weez not know yous giv 'em names so weez wuldn't even know what to tell ya' there. Sowwy munnies gunna be tight fur ya' at da holidays. Ifin yous or TK needs sum tips on how to wecycle purresents just holler. Mommy gives us Christmas evewy year and dusn't spend a dime. Good fing cuz hers not even got a penny. MOL Last year weez had a big Christmas cuz sum of ow Facebook furiends sent us sum purresents and weez had nevew seen so much loot in ow whole lives. Weez even had a visit by sumpawdy named Santa. Anyways, yous lookin' just bootyful in yous new twee, hav fun.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  9. That is a very cool cat tree! And my human says that is a LOT of property tax! She says that is her November payment for a whole big house here on a 12,000 square foot lot! And LA isn't exactly known for being cheap on the property taxes!

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  10. That's a pawsome new cat tree ! We wouldn't add a blanket ! Purrs

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  11. CK wow early Christmas presents. Lucky you. I want a tree so I can spy on the neighbours and keep an eye out for intruders even further away. High spy I say. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  12. What a great tree, CK! In our wine crate cat tree, we have what are usually marketed as "crate pads" for use in wire crates rather than blankets. They are soft, washable, but you can't get tangled in them, because the head peep had the same worry as TW about that.

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  13. Love your tree! We are big fans of blankies so purrhaps one would add extra comfort for you.

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  14. CK...name: Merlot Mansion
    Blanket: yez but just til spring

    yur new tree iz rockin ...pops did a grate job in pickin thiz out ♥

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  15. Hmmmm? What to call the tree? How about Marvin? Looks like a Marvin to me!! xxx

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  16. That is a great new tree CK, and I am sure I could fit in the cup with you.

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  17. That's a great looking new tree, CK!
    We bet the new-tree smell will fade away pretty quick.
    ; )

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  18. that's a pawesome tree CK! Tell your Mom not to be so lazy. My mom has always put together all of my trees!! It takes time and she curses the entire time, but she does it! Love, Cody

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  19. That's a great cat tree, CK. The smell will go away. Y'know, we got a smaller cat tree too and we use it lots more than our tall one. And yeah, TW should put a blanket in the cup. We have a little blankie in ours. :)

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  20. Zowie - what a great tree CK. Geeez, I don't even have one. (M says don't feel too sorry for me cuz I have two window perches and can climb on anything I want to climb on. I still think I need a cat tree - what kind of cat am I without my own tree! No blankey. Whew, M says that property tax is high, but then you live in a huge city. Move here - we could be neighbors!

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  21. Wow! You got some great stuff there!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  22. That is a nice new cat condo for you. Enjoy.

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  23. The new tree looks so wonderful and comfy. We have never seen a turquoise tree before like your old one. Hope there's a shelter that can use it. Yes, you should ask for a nice cozy blanket. A name for your tree: Heaven in a condo. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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