Shelter Cats

Diesel and Catification

Eight year old Diesel is a cheerful engaging presence in the Meeting Room at PAWS.
He loves to sit on the perch looking out the interior window.

In 2018, when Rick built the shelves and Cat Walk, the window viewing platform looked like this.
After a few years of wear and tear, and pouncing cats, we could see that a problem was brewing in the front left corner.

Rick to the rescue!
One hundred feet of sisal rope, a pvc tube, and a lot of hot glue later, a solution was underway with the supervision of our cats at home (Ernie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red).

Diesel is enjoying the view (safely supported) and the attention of visitors while he waits for his special someone to take him home.

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  • Reply Memories of Eric and Flynn November 21, 2020 at 3:11 am

    That was a good fix and a new scratching post! Diesel can wait safely for his family to arrive now.

  • Reply Brian Frum November 21, 2020 at 7:06 am

    I hope you see your forever family coming for you soon handsome Diesel!

  • Reply Ellen Pilch November 21, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Nice catification. I hope Diesel gets his forever home soon. He is a handsome boy.

  • Reply Sus November 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    “How much is that Kitty in the Window,
    The one with the Waggly Tail?”
    Every Kitty needs a Rick!

  • Reply Kitties Blue November 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Diesel is so handsome, and it is nice to,now he can enjoy the shelf safely. We loved seeing your gang, as you normally don’t share them. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  • Reply Timmy Tomcat November 21, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    We sure like Diesel he is a magnificent fellow. Great fix too. Reminds me to get going on my tubes and sisal that is waiting in the garage

  • Reply Tamago November 21, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Great catification improvement! It’s safe and now kitties got an extra scratching post 🙂
    Diesel is very handsome. I hope his special someone will show up soon!

  • Reply Marielle November 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Great fix! I hope Diesel finds his forever home soon!

  • Reply Athena and Marie November 21, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Looks great!

    Hope you find your forever home soon!

  • Reply Cathy Keisha November 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Great job, Rick! Hi Diesel!

  • Reply meowmeowmans November 21, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Yay for Rick and Maggie! Sweet and handsome Diesel and the other kitties are so lucky to have such awesome catification while they wait for their forever homes. 🙂

  • Reply Sue Carrick November 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    GREAT WORK as always you guys!!! Diesel is a handsome boy!!! Hope he gets his forever home soon. Loved the picture of your 3 too…Ernie has grown!!

  • Reply Sandee November 23, 2020 at 9:55 am

    What a handsome mancat. I hope all the kitties that need a forever home gets one and soon.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  • Reply Kathe W. November 23, 2020 at 10:26 am

    what a wonderful place to be …hopefully all the kitties are in their furever homes soon!

  • Reply image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup November 23, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I love seeing the beautiful kitties you share each week. I wish I could take them all, but I’m already a “crazy cat lady” with three rescue kitties!
    Thanks so much for sharing at

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