In the real estate world we know it’s all about location, location, location… and that seems to be true in the feline world too.
I bought this cat condo (you can see there’s an entrance to it on the right hand side) a couple of years ago… even before Frankie arrived on the scene. I originally bought it for Pharoah to sit out on the front balcony where he likes to meditate in the evenings… but he sat everywhere except on this.
I moved it around the house. The top deck, bedroom, office, living room… and I tried several locations within all those places. After both Frankie and Freddie arrived I continued to move it around hoping to generate some interest. After a few begrudging attempts by Frankie… he would jump on it for a few seconds then jump off… absolutely nobody wanted to have anything to do with it.
So I put it by the front door to move it out to the garage. But a friend was coming over and I wanted to tidy up so I stuck the condo temporarily in an out of the way corner where I keep some of my art supplies.
Hey presto! That was the magic trick. That evening I decided to put it back by the front door but who was curled up in it fast asleep… that’s right… Frankie! Since then Frankie has appropriated the condo as his perch. It’s a great location as he can see everything that’s going on in the living room, dining area, entranceway, stairs and outside the front window… and he can also see when one of his pals is walking along the loft wall as they often do.
Yup, it’s all about the right location!
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