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Old December 17th, 2018, 10:03 AM
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JD's cat maze

Back in March, hubby and I put together a maze for JD. We took a big box and inserted a bunch of smaller boxes inside. Then we measured where we wanted passages and cut doors in the outside of the big box and in the inside between the littler boxes. JD can go in one end and wind all the way around to the other entrance. I spice it up with little toys and the occasional cat treat, close all the tops of the boxes to make it mysterious, et voila! Kitty Playground!

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Old December 17th, 2018, 10:38 AM
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Screw the 100 dollar cat toys, THAT is cat heaven.....and I'm gonna copy that idea!!!
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Old December 17th, 2018, 05:10 PM
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That's exactly what I said when hubby was planning it out, Marko! JD loves it! He even uses it in commando raids now and then--it makes a great hiding place to pounce on dogs from!

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Old December 17th, 2018, 09:35 PM
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Excellent!! That's fantastic!! Kitty approved!!
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Old December 17th, 2018, 10:11 PM
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Hazel:

I hope patent rights have been taken out on that cat maze yet. I think I'm going to make a copy of it too.
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Old December 18th, 2018, 10:23 AM
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You can send my royalties to my agent and he'll pass them on!
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Old December 21st, 2018, 06:44 PM
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OMG check this out

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Old December 21st, 2018, 09:38 PM
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Ha! If only our house were bigger! Lucky kitties!!
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Old December 29th, 2018, 07:37 AM
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Love it. Especially JD looking out.

We'd like to build the wheel you've probably seen but it needs to be at least four feet in diameter and we don't have room for that.
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Old December 29th, 2018, 02:45 PM
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A wheel? A four foot wheel? Like a ferris wheel? Now that would be fun! Seriously, though--I haven't seen any cat wheels. (Remember, I can't play video most of the time! ) I've always admired those people who have the tools and know-how to put up those intricate cat walks all over the house, though...
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Old December 29th, 2018, 06:46 PM
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Here is a link to one wheel. It is sort of like a ferris wheel. We found plans to make your own. We read that anything smaller than four feet in diameter might hurt the cats' backs; make them bend too small backwards we guess.

https://onefastcat.com/
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Old December 29th, 2018, 07:57 PM
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Oh, that's cool! I wonder how you convince a cat to use one, though? If you make one, you have to promise to post a follow-up! Do the plans look complicated?
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People use a laser light, string, treats, fingers to entice the cats up. Not likely we will make one as they take up a lot of space. And, I find my cats like to rotate their games. They get tired of one kind of play and like to do soemthing different after a while, a while being weeks.
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That's how JD is, too--we rotate through his stock of toys to keep them interesting. His latest passion is playing soccer with an old film canister stuffed with ear plugs.
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You guys did a fabulous job building it but you need to dress that maize up a bit Hazel. Come on, get out your crayola crayons and draw some happy faces or flowers!
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Old January 1st, 2019, 05:32 PM
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I could! We used to do that with home appliance boxes when we were kids...and I think I still have a big box of 96 Crayolas somewhere around here!
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There's also this one lol:

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Old January 8th, 2019, 06:59 AM
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Old January 8th, 2019, 09:30 AM
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that's sick for just boxes and tape. and that wheel is awesome LB!
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Old January 8th, 2019, 10:51 AM
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Ha! JD's maze is looking mighty puny! I'd probably better not let JD see the videos in this thread!

I was considering a larger maze, but I think I won't be able to spare the room. We're weakening. I think we're getting a puppy. On the plus side, JD won't need a maze while he's busy training up a pup.
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JD might need want a maze to play hide & seek with the puppy
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Old January 8th, 2019, 10:12 PM
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I think he'll be using his maze as a base for his commando raids on puppy!
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Old January 11th, 2019, 09:29 PM
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Lol yup that too
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Gabby like to hide in a paper bag ! I was looking all over for her and she had falling asleep in the bag ! LOL I was thinking of getting a big box for Gabby and drawing some trees and 🐦 on it and making a door on the box
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Old January 11th, 2019, 11:18 PM
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Good place for a nap!
Every cat I've ever had has loved paper bags lol I think every cat on the planet loves paper bags lol
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