So, this cat tree is huge, not amazingly sturdy, but enough for our 15ish lb cat. Now, a bit of backstory. Reeses is the 2nd to last cat to be added to the family. My sis found her at our elementary school by herself about 8 weeks old and we took her in. Unfortunately at that time we already had 4 cats. So the poor thing got pushed aside and well, she hid all the time. As the other cats got old and were put to sleep she started to come up from the basement after everyone but myself went to bed. So, I had started to work with her about 3-4 years ago. She use to bite, and bat at everyone. I remember the last time she bit me. I didn't handle it as well as I could have, I bopped her on the nose, but I think something connected because she never did it again. Every night after that I'd sit next to her on the sofa after she'd come up and just pet her. It took awhile, but she actually got rather affectionate.
Then, after my sis moved out to get a house with her hubby some months later she asked if we were trade Reeses for her ferret. We did so, because we couldn't deal with her peeing all over the carpet anymore and really didn't know what to do about it. That was 1-2 years ago.
Over this Christmas get together, Reeses has been left with us once more, she hasn't been doing well at my sis's with the addition of her two husky's.
Okay, now TODAY, the thing we should have had in this house ages ago, we got a cat tree. I wasn't sure how Reeses would take to it as we've NEVER had anything this high ever in the house. It took about an hour to put together, I had a little help from my mah. And at first she wanted nothing to do with it. So, I'm nervous, I know she isn't acting like a normal cat. But trying to be hopeful. I suggest that we needed to get some catnip in hopes to draw her up on to it and not want to jump off it right away. Well, mah came home with a nice size jaw of the stuff and I start to sprinkle it in little bits all over it. I'm thinking she'll go to one or two spots and then be done with it. Nope, she's been on it for 2 hours now. I'm soooo excited. She even curled up in the top box and actually fell asleep. I've never actually seen her sleeping before. She's so always on alert. Now, I just hope we can keep this up and get the litterbox thing straightened out.