Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waffles Wednesday: I'm King of the World!

Um, hi everybuddy. Waffles here.

Over the holidays, Glogirly took the plunge. I'm not exactly sure what she meant by that on account of I've never seen her in a bathing suit and it's –20° outside.

I overheard her telling Gloman that if I had something to climb on really super high, that maybe I would forget how fun it is to jump up on the kitchen counter and the stove.



The first time she saw this system on Hauspanther, she knew she had to have it. It's something called an IKEA-hack. IKEA is that big blue and yellow store with furniture and stuff that's really hard to put together on account of the directions are in Swedish. An IKEA-hack is usually something clever a designer thinks up using their own products combined with some IKEA pieces.

"Where's Charlie Rascal, (the Swedish blogging cat) when I need him???"  Glogirly kept asking direction book.

Hollywood Franklin Cat Tower
The carpeted climbing shelves are from Franklin Cat Furniture in California. They designed them to work with the Stoleman suspension pole and brackets from IKEA.

What Glogirly loves SO much about it is how cool it looks in the Townhouse. It's modern and clean and matches our colors and style. What I love is how I can climb ... all the way up to the ceiling. It doesn't get any higher than that!


A Vest Mint?
Glogirly says it's a vest mint, I mean investment. It's like buying a piece of nice furniture. Franklin had a special sale during the holidays though which helped a lot.

This isn't an official product review or anything, we just wanted to show you how cool it is.


Assembly Required
It took a while for Glogirly to get it all assembled... the Franklin pieces were pretty easy to work with. The IKEA stuff, well...let's just say there were some HBO words involved. And then a handyman showed up a couple of days later.

But it all came together and now I have my very own stairway to the sky!


What Does The Boss Think?
The Boss isn't much for heights, so she's only been up about a third of the way when Gloman lured her with a treat.  But Glogirly says that's okay because my new stairway is supposed to make me leave the Boss alone and forget about how much fun it is to bother her.

Little does she know, I have a really good memory.



Here's what it looks like in our dining room. The room is open to the rest of the Townhouse so I can see EVERYTHING from up there. Even the neighbors. Can you find ME in this picture?


I can't touch the Boss from up here, but I can sure watch her!





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59 comments:

  1. One word: WANT!!!

    Now we see why your photos are always so lovely--the light in the townhouse is wonderful.

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  2. Faraday: ooooooh all the way to the CEILING? Didja hear Ceiling Cat up there? I just wonder if he's real like Hakkuna Harry.

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  3. That looks SO cool! Sadly, our house has vaulted ceilings, so even if my human got Dan the Handyman out here ('cause no way could my human do it on her own), I don't think we could have your awesome setup, Waffles. :-(

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  4. Oh that is very cool looking. Our cat tree is a cheap one that will probably need to be replaced in a few years and looks like carpet. But then again, the Woman looks kind of like that too so many it's a style?

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  5. Found under the table ! That's a fantastic indoor cat tree Waffles ! Purrs

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  6. That is like when Sherpa leaps up onto the walls in the yurt and looks down on us all.

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  7. Soooo Random!!! I want one!

    What do you mean I have four lawns outside? Mum??

    Silver

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  8. I love it Waffles & watching, no touchy is good. It makes Katie a happy boss!

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  9. That is pretty slick, Waffles! We love it! Our Mommy said she's heard about these Ikea Hack things and she knows the HBO words would fly at our house. MOL!

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  10. Oh wow, that is way up there. We WANT one. Mama, come here we want to show you something.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

    PS, our mama wants to know if this cuts down on the counter/stove jumps.

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  11. Oh wow, very cool Waffles! We just know you are going to love it!

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  12. That is so pawsome! We wonder if we'll hear from Katie about Waffles stairway to the ceiling ;)

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  13. I'm just waiting for Waffles to bust out in Zepplin, wearing his funky 70's gear... ♪There's a Katie who's sure all that glitters is gold...♪

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  14. So, so cool! When the someday comes that we have our cool modern basement room done, that stack will be perfect. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and Waffles, I see you under the table! :)

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  15. Wow! That's the coolest!!! Now have Gloman build pathways around the ceiling fur you! Katie would love that too!

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  16. What a fab idea! Looks great too

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  17. That's a really good-looking tree, Waffles. You forgot to tell us whether it it made you forget how fun it is to jump up on the kitchen counter and the stove. Did it work?

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  18. We gotta put in an order for one of those! Very cool!

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  19. It looks very sculptural - great look! Of course the best part is that Waffles likes it.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  20. Wow Waffles! That is super chic and a fun activity space for jet setting cats like yourself!

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  21. That's a great tree, Waffles!! You can watch Katie from up there and plan your next "attack" even better, MOL!

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  22. WoW! I love that product!!!! I might just have to go to Ikea and pick one up! I think my cats would LOVE it!!!!
    BTW what a lovely dining room that is!! Very beautiful!
    ((husky hugz))
    "love is being owned by a husky"

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  23. That's not only pawsome but great looking too!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  24. that is a great new "tree" Waffles. mom says she knows all about those Ikea HBO words... :)

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  25. Waff! That's exactly the kind of catification Z-Girl is looking in to for the warehouse apartment. Thanks for sharing! She even has a designer helping her out and Hauspanther is our prime source for researching cool stuff!!
    I love to climb and so this would be purrfect for me. I think everyone except Coco would use it. :)
    Stay tuned we will keep good track of our transformation!
    I luff you, Lulu

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  26. You're king of the world? Uhhh... does Spitty know?

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    PS. LOVE the tree! That's gotta be one of the best, ever.

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  27. Hello Neighbor. You arae to the left of us on Wordless Wednesday. We always say hello to our neighbors first. Love the cat three! We have a few jealous felines here. They would love one of those!

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  29. That looks amazing! I'm sure my Athena would love something like that :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  30. tell Glogirly that while my tower isn't quite THAT high, it IS high and nope...it doesn't prevent me from going to the places that you mentioned....just sayin........love Cody

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  31. I constantly have the kitchen counter and stove problem with Rino! He is now very jealous of Waffles.

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  32. That's the most awesomest thing ever!! You're one lucky kitty, Waffles.

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  33. Oh my COD...look at that thing!!

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  34. Love Hauspanther! They hosted a giveaway for me once; super to work with.

    Waffles you are one super lucky boy to have so much nice kitty stuff in your home. If only my Lucy liked high places I would try this too to keep her from maybe pestering poor Peyton, but Lucy also has a good memory!!

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  35. So very cool!!!!! Meowm can't decide which one of us would use this more!

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  36. OMC! That thing is totally PAWSOME, Waffles! It goes all the way to the ceiling?! Really??? We SO want one of those! :)

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  37. So, Waffles, here's the key question: if you were used to using the drapes to reach the top of the room, would you give them up to use this tower instead? And, if you would, would you still leap through the airwell into the human's office and go online and order live lab rats?

    Because, if I can't do that, I'm not giving up the drapes for one of these towers. Thank you for your advice, my friend!

    Julio

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  38. We saw you under the table and the first thing we thought was you were making plans for some sort of sabotage. Right?

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  39. Ooh, very nice! Makes me wish I had a cat.

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  40. Now THAT is so cool!!!! .....................


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    ............................... MUM!!!!!!!!!!!??????????

    PeeEss Waffles why are you under the table? ;)

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  41. That is so cool. My Tubby would love that. He loves to climb too.
    Sue B

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  42. It is so high it is great. It's good like climbing the outdoor trees but better because you have it indoors. I saw you under the table.

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  43. You have mum singing ::covers ears with paws::

    There's a Kittie who's sure all that glitters is gold
    And he's buying the stairway to heaven
    When he gets there he knows, if the stores are all closed
    With a word he can get what he came for
    Ooh, ooh, and he's buying the stairway to heaven.

    That is really cool but we still like to be on the counters and stove. Nothing seems to stop us.


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  44. We think u r sitting under the glass table in the Wheres Waffles photo. Clever shot.

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  45. Waffles I am in awe of you on your big tower in the sky! Come see Murdock the Blind cat on my blog. Hi from the Blogpaws Bloghop.

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  46. That is nice! If I was younger, I’d pester TW for one but now I don’t get up high anymore. Looks like you’ve got those cathedral ceilings too. Yep, I found you in the picture but isn’t that a can of cat food in the front there? Have fun!

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  47. Marcuz: Dat lookz likez fun. I'z fink mez hooman might have a heart tack ifen Iz climbed dat high.

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  48. Very cool cat tree! You are one lucky cat Waffles. Sounds like Glogirly bought that just for you.

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  49. Now if the Boss doesn't develop a case of the "pair of noids" from somebody watching her all the time... but we're sure she'll take watching over touching!

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  50. Waffles…we want one, we want one. That is absolutely the coolest thing we have ever seen. And mom says, you live in a palace. It is so beautiful! We don't have IKEA here, and we can only imagine what the shipping cost would be fir that thing. Have fun Waffles. You are a lucky kitty. Purrs and hugs Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  51. Wow, whatta treee!! It really does go with Glogirly's decor. We have coveted one, but our mom is resisting. We have REALLY high ceilings, so I don't know if it would work. Plus, mom says she is on hold as far as buying more cat furniture. We would really enjoy that tree! Lucky you.

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  52. WoW! That is such a cool cat tree!! Jo-Joand Kozmo would LOVES a tree like that!
    kisses
    Nellie

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