Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Cats Have Won

wretched excess?

As I've written about before, we've included some kitty-friendly features in our addition. We were inspired in part by The Cats' House, but we'd never go that far (we say repeatedly to reassure ourselves.) Well, someone else would. They've done their own Cats' House in a sleek, modern style in Japan. TreeHugger considers it wretched excess, though besides the heavy-duty grill to fence in the balconies (which is good for preventing your little darlings from decimating the local bird population), the incremental cost for the various steps and shelves is very low and isn't taking extra space. I don't read Japanese to know all the particulars, but it hardly seems wretchedly excessive or un-green to me. Maybe the house is 50% bigger just for the cats? And lest the goggehs...er...doggies feel left out, the same builder has a house full of dog-friendly features, too.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

First glance, I thought this was your cat house :) Look at that little one just trying to pullup to the next step. I think your cat mods are just enough.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Yep, for this trip, we'll mostly be in San Diego visiting friends, but may pop up to Disney for a day. I'd love to explore the natural CA further north next trip!

Gene said...

It is a lovely house, though -- bright and airy. But one step too close to "crazy cat person" territory :-)

Larry said...

Is it just me or do ALL old house restorers have cats?!

Gene said...

There's quite a few who have dogs, and some with both, but it seems like most have some sort of furry friend.

villacherman said...

I've always wanted to do this for the cats! Now I'm inspired...