Truffle attempting to climb the "new" tree
Mom Paula went to a couple of pet supply stores to find us a new tree. Our old tree is still hanging on, but the beds are small and we wanted something a little bigger to hang out on. She went to one store and there were two trees there, but there were no prices and no one would ever come on that aisle to assist, so she left the store. She then went to PetSmart and found several trees and narrowed it down to three. However, she encountered the same problem - no one ever came to the cat section to help, so she started to leave a store. As she was walking out, someone asked her if she found what she needed and Mom Paula replied, "yes, but no one ever came back to the cat section to help me with a tree." Can you tell she was a little perturbed???
Brulee makes it to the second level while Truffle explores the bottom bed
Mom Paula finally decided to get the more expensive model because it appeared sturdier and the levels were larger for us. The funny part was trying to get the tree in the back seat of the Maxima, but they were able to do so. As soon as Mom Paula lugged it into the house, we were checking it out. It was easy to get on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels. It fit beautifully in our newly arranged living room and we thought it was purrfect. That is, until Brulee attempted to get into the top level.
Brulee: How do I get down???
Luckily, she landed okay, but it scared Mom Paula. Next, Truffle tried to get to the top perch and also had a little difficulty getting up there, but made it. She had the exact same reaction as Brulee and when she attempted getting down, she jumped from the top to the ground almost hitting the second from top level. This scared Mom Paula because she is afraid we're going to hurt ourselves when she's not here and the table beside the tree is going to be moved to a different location. She tried to turn the top level, but it didn't move and she didn't want to break it. She finally decided to lay the tree on its side and will return it tomorrow.
Truffle: It was much easier getting up than down
We are so disappointed because we really liked this tree. Mom Paula said she is going to ask the people at PetSmart if they can try and rotate the top a little bit. The PetSmart people told her on the phone that they are delivered already put together, so they doubt it can be turned. Mom Paula isn't going to give up, so we'll wait and see if we can still get some new furniture (especially since Mom Paula got some).
Goodbye cat tree. It was nice while it lasted.
Mom Paula did seek input from her human friends on the CWB on Facebook and many have given great suggestions. She still isn't sure if she is going to take it back or not. She may chance turning the top level and if it breaks, try to reattach it with a strong bolt. Wish us luck.