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Kevin and I built steps for the cat tower this weekend. Why? The reason is sitting up on top. Yes, that little ol' lady has no concept of age. Miss Raven is turning 17 in April this year, and she is convinced she can still do silly things with her arthritic body like jumping off the cat tower at least twice a day. She used to use the bulky livingroom TV as her way down. She'd leap from the top to the TV and then to the ground. But for our Superbowl Party this year, Kevin bought a flat screen TV. Yep, a flat screen TV. Flat. No safe landing there. So Miss Raven makes this horribly awkward leap from the top all the way to the ground punctuated by a harsh whimper pushed out by the force of the landing. Definitely hard to hear. So Kevin and I bought the L-brackets, wood, and various other parts to put four steps down the side. The only problem is that Miss Raven doesn't trust them as they slant a bit under her weight. She's not willing to stay on them long enough to see what will happen. At least now she is going down on the first two steps lickety split then leaping to the floor. A less than graceful descent, but no awkward noises. Maybe we can figure out a way to provide a stronger brace for the steps. Hmmmmmmm. . .


Oh, when I was encouraging Miss Raven to use the steps, other felines helped. In fact, Gumbo was the first cat to climb up the first couple of steps. Go figure.


BTW, I am really not fond of the AWB setting. Often makes for funky, dull colors.


[SOOC, f/1.4, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/100, +1 EV]

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Taken on February 19, 2012