Taylor and I carried out Operation Get Luna a Bigger Perch this weekend. As you may recall, this is what her 13 pound body looked like on her most beloved perch.
The top panel is held in place by a screw that goes through the middle of it into the post below. So our first step was to go to Home Depot and get a larger piece of wood. I wanted to add about 3 inches to each side so she wouldn’t hang off so much.
This was a little big so we had Home Depot cut it to size for us – they will do 2 cuts for free plus $1 for each additional cut. That is a great deal for us since we have zero power tools in our apartment. They unfortunately would not drill a hole in the middle of the board for the screw to hold it in place. So I texted a coworker and we swung by his place to drill the hole.
We went and picked out some home decor fabric, some Velcro strips, and a piece of 1″ foam. Taylor attached the foam to the wood with Velcro dots that I had from a previous project. We didn’t want to permanently attach them together in case we ever needed to unscrew the wood from the post.
Next, Taylor stapled the Velcro strips along the back of the wood frame.
Meanwhile, I cut the fabric to size and sewed on Velcro strips.
Then it was assembly time. First, we attached the board to the post.
Next, we attached the foam to the board.
Lastly, we wrapped the whole thing in fabric like an adorable present.
Doesn’t Luna looked impressed? In fact, she was wary of the whole thing until around noon the next day when she finally got on it.
We think she’s okay with the change.
Luna tried to keep us company while we watched our disaster of a football game on Saturday.
I thought about getting closer but she has the most evil stink eye if you disturb her sleep.
The other night Taylor and I were standing in the bathroom, getting ready for bed. Taylor was in the middle of a sentence but I stopped him, saying, “I am sorry to interrupt you but can you please look at what our cat is doing?”
As Taylor snuck around her to get the camera, she maintained eye contact with one of us the entire time. It was cute and creepy.
We have a problem.
Do you notice the difference (besides my decrease in photo-taking skills)? A couple weeks ago while Skyping with my parents, Luna was sitting in Taylor’s lap and my mom said “Is that a bobcat?”. We actually think she is done growing which is why we will now address this problem. She loves this little perch (thanks mom and dad G!) and she refuses to admit she is hanging off of it. Even if we bought a larger one to replace it I don’t think she will like it – she is obsessed with this thing. I think our solution is going to be an enlarged square wrapped in fabric that can fit over this one. We’ll see what happens. Also, I found this picture when looking for one of her on the perch.
I have no words.
The Little Mermaid was always my favorite Disney movie.
This has been Luna’s newest sleeping position. So flexible.
Since Taylor is home for the summer I occasionally get pictures from him of what Luna is doing throughout the day. It’s usually sleeping.
I don’t want to jinx it but Luna is starting to mellow out in the mornings. On Saturday after Taylor left for his morning run, Luna rejoined me to sleep for a few more hours.
It made me feel less lazy that the cat got back into the bed with me.
Luna has picked up a new habit lately where if we stare at her long enough she flops down and then rolls around on her back, all the while making eye contact with us. She must realize we think it’s ADORABLE.
Someone is starting to fill out.