Saturday, December 5, 2015

Early Christmas Caturday

First of all, Evan's annual exam went well! Although scared, he was a very good boy. Of course, as expected, Evan emptied both his bladder and his bowels for the vet, but he got an A+ nonetheless.

Evan was such a good boy that I was extremely happy when my feline furbabies' early Christmas gift arrived just in time to serve as a nice little reward for my him. Their early Christmas gift is another cat tree.

Although it is for all of my kitties to enjoy, I spent hours searching online to find a cat tree that would specifically fit Evan's special needs. None of the other cat trees I've bought in the past have been able to accommodate the fact that his hind limbs are paralyzed but that he still has a strong urge to climb. It breaks my heart to see Evan watching the other cats go up and down cat trees with him stuck at the bottom. So, I researched, then researched some more, and then ended up with this dandy:
The first shelf is at a low, Evan-able height. I like the stair-step progression of the shelves. My hope was that, especially given Evan's upper body strength, he'd be able to proceed to the top using the shelves as steps.
 After assembly was complete, it took all of a few seconds before furbabies started congregating.
(Despite the contrary appearance of this picture, Thimble did not become a Manx cat. She just pulled an Eddy and didn't feel like sitting still for a picture, which apparently meant that her tail needed to look docked in this picture.)
Toby immediately claimed that top perch and stayed there for hours, and then some more hours. When hunger and other calls of nature finally called him away, though, the other kitties got their turns.
Thimble and her adorable face (not that I'm biased or anything).
A rare moment of Eddy sitting still!
 And, before long, Evan climbed to the top perch all by himself!
That's my boy!
 Evan was so proud of himself (and so was I!).
I think I was just as excited as Evan to see him finally experience the thrill of reaching the top of a cat tree. Yay, Evan!

Now of course I can't leave Astrid out of this post. So, what does the resident pup think of the cat tree?
Eh. She'll just keep watching over the Christmas tree from the comfort of her beloved couch.
Happy weekend, everybuddy!


pilch92 said...

Yay Evan! You are a great kitty Mom to research and find a tree he could climb. I bet that brought tears to your eyes to see him on top.

Annie Bear said...

What a great post! How wonderful that your dedicated research paid off so well. I'm so happy for Evan!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The look on Evan's darling face brought tears to my eyes. He looks so pleased to be up there.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That cat tree is just amazing...and so is Evan!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so delighted for Evan having climbed to the top of a climbable tree - he looked so happy sitting there and looking round.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for Evan's good checkup! And we are so, so pleased that Evan loves his new cat tree. That picture of him up in the crow's nest made us smile really big! :)

Anonymous said...

OMC Weez all cwyin' da tears of joy fur Evan. YAY!!!! Way to go big guy. We got our furst ever cat twee given to us this year and sis Lexi bein' 16 and a little unsteady on hers feet these ays was so happy when she climbed hers furst twee ever too. So weez know just what yous all feelin'. And da twee looks almost as gawjus as da kitties on it. Enjoy and have fun.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Island Cats said...

What a pawsome cat tree! And we're so glad to see Evan conquering it!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

this made my heart smile!!!!!!!!! YAY EVAN!!! All of your furbabies are beautiful!