TROPPIPETS: We been included in the list as one of the unique cardboard cat houses
I got totally sidetracked the other day. I was pondering about whether any of the outdoor cat houses I was obsessing over back when I lived in the UK were available here in Portugal. Basically there are a load of stray/feral cats in the neighbourhood and winter’s coming, which here doesn’t mean things get too cold, but they do get a little rainy, and so I was entertaining the thought that I could grab them an outdoor cat house for our backyard.
Then that got me thinking about how Avery has not stopped obsessing over his first couple cat trees, how he is so much happier to be at home alone (we barely go out, but even when we used to step foot in the garden, he’d cry out of boredom/wanting to be entertained – no more!), and how maybe the cat beds and cat houses I’d previously overlooked because they felt silly to grab when I could just throw down a sweater or blanket maybe had something more to them than I thought.
Oh, I also bought Avery one of those cardboard cat scratcher beds… stuck it on a short dresser next to the dining room table; he physically will not leave it when we’re eating our meals in that room. Obviously, my brain found the crossroads connection between all these seemingly unrelated things – outdoor cat houses, comfy cat things to sleep in, cardboard cat scratcher beds… and voila! I was looking up cardboard cat houses in no time. They. Are. So. Cute.
I’ll stop going on and on so you can have a peek. I actually wish there were more products like these available in unique shapes, because let’s be honest, cats love cardboard and the possibilities for adorable shapes humans would go bananas over (like mouse ones?) are pretty limitless..
I’ve really dug the tropical plant wallpaper trend that’s been going around recently. The fact that this pyramid style cardboard cat cave fits so perfectly into that trend and would look so stinkin’ good in an office or a living room compared to most cat products makes me ever-so-happy. I think if you’re going for something plain pretty and aesthetically minimalist to match your human furniture and the design of your space, this is where it’s at.