Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself by Carin Oliver
My rating: 5/5 cats
poor sad maggie…
why isn’t she living the glamorous cardboard box/rock-and-roll lifestyle that these spoiled cats are enjoying??
JUST ADD MORE BOXES, INDEED!
i mean, obviously this is a wildly impractical book; even if you have the space to accommodate TWENTY different cat homes, are you gonna fill that space with TWENTY different cat homes? ten, i can see, but twenty is gonna get you labeled a crazy cat lady, regardless of your gender identity.
but sometimes crazy cat ladies like me buy books like this the way normal people buy glossy interior design books—just to flip through and fantasize about the day our ship will come in and we can finally commit ourselves to the crazy cat lady lifestyle and all it entails.
these are the twenty houses you can build if your ship has already come in:
maggie will have to content herself with her current box-options:
box that used to be full of pears and is now full of my dad’s shredded mail:
cardboard divan for those regal days:
open-faced box for hiding from chemo-bearing humans:
narrow box for rowboat pirate adventures:
(which, after spending wayyy too long going through my many pictures of maggie (because crazy cat lady), i find i have never gotten a photo of her stuffed into. regardless, it exists, and is situated next to cardboard divan.)
EDIT – FOUND ONE!
those are the permanent boxes that she can hang out in when she’s not in one of the fancier, non-cardboard cat beds, but have also been many temporary boxes perfect for her opportunistic plopping, especially during the holiday season:
but none of them as fancy as the ones in this book.
someday, maggie, someday….
and now that i found the narrow-box picture, i might as well add some more pictures to this review, even though they’re all kind of the same, but she’s too pretty not to photograph, and what else am i gonna do with all these maggie pictures?