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December 21, 2012 1:25 PM   Subscribe


 
FLYING THROUGH SPACE!
HAVING ADVENTURES!
ARMOIRE, ARMOIRE!
OF FELINITYYYY!

(Yes, that is the first place my brain went. I don't quite believe it either.)
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 1:30 PM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I want this, and I'm certain our cats do too.
posted by rtha at 1:30 PM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


that's just about the coolest thing
posted by facetious at 1:31 PM on December 21, 2012


That armoire with all the secret storage made me green with envy.
posted by immlass at 1:32 PM on December 21, 2012


I wait it too, but like, human sized.
posted by The Whelk at 1:33 PM on December 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


If anyone needs to ask the question, the answers in the second links URL.
posted by Think_Long at 1:36 PM on December 21, 2012


One question: If you were to turn the handle on the kitty transit system as an unwary feline passed through that area, would you end up with tabby sausage?

My cats would love a house like that.
posted by wolfgirl at 1:37 PM on December 21, 2012


Oh God oh God oh God want so badly, and so do Moose and Tobi.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:44 PM on December 21, 2012


This is the perfect Mefi post for the end of the world.

The cats will survive, with style.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:44 PM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Finally! Now I know what to do with my hundreds of millions of dollars!
posted by slogger at 1:45 PM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Not as whimsical, this cat elevator is also pretty cool.

The elevator is fully operated by the cat, the cabin is fitted with an infrared catflap, only the domestic cat has access.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 1:48 PM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's all fun & games until somebody has to go to the v. e. t.

And these grapes, so sour!
posted by Space Kitty at 1:48 PM on December 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


I would build this (or probably more accurately pay for the supplies for my partner to do this) and our cats wouldn't use it just to spite me. If I spent the same time/money on new bookshelves, however, they'd be all up in them. This is their way.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:52 PM on December 21, 2012 [10 favorites]


> I want this, and I'm certain our cats do too.

I think one of your cats wants it, one would be terrified of it, and the third wouldn't notice it anyway.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:01 PM on December 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


I suppose the CTS is the 21st century update to cat ladders. I wish I could have a cat for many reasons, not least the opportunity to build stuff like this for them.

It would require ditching my super-allergic husband, though, so.
posted by workerant at 2:03 PM on December 21, 2012


RICK
RICK
RICK
I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS RICK
posted by indubitable at 2:20 PM on December 21, 2012 [37 favorites]


When I saw the fidrt picture I thought it was a pneumatic cat mover. Which would also be awesome.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:28 PM on December 21, 2012 [12 favorites]


We and our cats are the 1%.
posted by scratch at 2:28 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Goddamn cats.

Don't get me wrong, I love the little bastard we have. He slapped around a field mouse in our woodpile a bit back and he loves the hell out of me for some reason. I spent two weeks building something like this between the house and the garage so he could hunt (for those of you that have carpentry skills, figure about 2 hours) plus a cat tree out of concrete tube forms. Quick, easy to use, and I still almost sawed my thumb off.

I'll probably spend 6 months on this and blind myself in one eye with spray paint.

I have two dogs. Say what you will about about the love of dogs, they never drove me to carpentry.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:28 PM on December 21, 2012 [24 favorites]


I want it, but I suspect the cats would ignore it and get more excited over the box that it came in.
posted by Kadin2048 at 2:34 PM on December 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


why are they calling a desk an armoire?
posted by desjardins at 2:39 PM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


With the slight tone of steampunk, I was worried that we would see cats with vests and monocles, but this is 100% awesome!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:41 PM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


We built a cat ladder for out cat, inspired by a post on MeFi. Does he use the thing, or does he just meow at a door and use the stairs? You guess.
posted by Artw at 2:47 PM on December 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


why are they calling a desk an armoire?

I think the armoire pics are near the bottom of that page.
posted by drezdn at 2:56 PM on December 21, 2012


TRUE LIFE FACT: the interest your pets display towards a thing is inversely proportionate to the amount of time &/or money you have spent on it.
posted by elizardbits at 2:56 PM on December 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


GenjiandProust: With the slight tone of steampunk, I was worried that we would see cats with vests and monocles, but this is 100% awesome!

Your wording implies that a cat with a vest and monocle would somehow not be awesome.

SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET.
posted by Malor at 2:56 PM on December 21, 2012 [22 favorites]


elizardbits: "TRUE LIFE FACT: The interest your pets display in a thing is inversely proportionate to the amount of time &/or money you have spent on it."


A principle that also holds true for children and bosses.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:57 PM on December 21, 2012 [16 favorites]


my boss is a baby cat so it is especially difficult
posted by elizardbits at 3:01 PM on December 21, 2012 [13 favorites]


My Trilby has already experienced something like this, in the basement apartment of my house.
posted by orange swan at 3:02 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Your wording implies that a cat with a vest and monocle would somehow not be awesome.

While cats will occasionally wear vests (and rock them, as my profile picture will attest), they do not use monocles. When they are surprised, the monocle invariably drops free from the face (lacing developed brows as they do) and falls comically to the floor. Being comical enrages the cat, which is not awesome, especially since it means damage to my shoes.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:15 PM on December 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


This cat must not chew and destroy clothing, because the question of what my cat deserves is quite a thorny one.
posted by crabintheocean at 3:22 PM on December 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's also The Cats House.
posted by phliar at 4:12 PM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


A series of tubes + cats? Now that's an accurate metaphor for the internet!
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:20 PM on December 21, 2012 [14 favorites]


Does this work like that little chingie dingie at the drive up bank?

You put your check in the little cylinder, then stick the cylinder in the tube.... phtfoooop....
posted by mule98J at 12:32 AM on December 22, 2012


TRUE LIFE FACT: the interest your pets display towards a thing is inversely proportionate to the amount of time &/or money you have spent on it.

Unless you've bought a really expensive suitcase or leave your coat where the cat can reach it. Dogs are accommodating and glad to add mudprints on your coat free of charge by jumping at you.
posted by ersatz at 3:47 AM on December 22, 2012


Oh, Nana would love this. I can just see her poking her head out of the top to tease Linus (my dog).
posted by SisterHavana at 9:25 PM on December 22, 2012


Yes, my cat does deserve this! My kitty deserves only the best.
posted by forscience at 9:10 AM on December 23, 2012


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