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July 23, 2009 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Cat-ladders around the world. 110 towns in 22 different countries. Cat's demands on their owners know no borders.
posted by kimdog (44 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
You know, if we strung all those together we could put a cat on Everest. Or even ... THE MOON.
posted by exogenous at 11:22 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yikes -- in my neighborhood, these would double as rat ladders.
posted by brain_drain at 11:23 AM on July 23, 2009


That's an awful lot of dead bodies.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:28 AM on July 23, 2009


Felix has become death, destroyer evader of worlds.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:40 AM on July 23, 2009


Cat's demands on their owners know no borders.

Uhm... No.

Cat's demand's on their owner's know no border's.
posted by splice at 11:42 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cat's demand grocer's' apostrophe's.
posted by Graygorey at 11:44 AM on July 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's a standard device of lolcat-speak after all.
posted by splice at 11:46 AM on July 23, 2009


Best caption: The cat falls down from the ladder and the owner (German) laugh.
posted by applemeat at 11:48 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you so, so much for this post, if only for the fact that my resulting YouTube search yielded this, an awesome cat/stairs combination.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 11:48 AM on July 23, 2009 [7 favorites]


I have a friend who has a contraption that looks like this running up to his roof, only it's a wiener dog ladder. Wiener dogs on the roof always get a second-take from first time visitors.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:49 AM on July 23, 2009 [6 favorites]


Cat's demands on their owners know no borders.

Uhm... No.

Cat's demand's on their owner's know no border's.


No. Cats' demands on their owners know no borders.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:56 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't care how graceful cats are, this seems pretty dangerous.
posted by hifiparasol at 12:05 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


No.

"Cats" demand's on, their owners know. No borders.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:07 PM on July 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


Check out Captain Cardanthian!'s video, guys, it knows no borders in being awesome.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:09 PM on July 23, 2009


C'mon people. It's not a grocer's apostrophe. It's a plural possessive noun. The apostrophe was in the wrong place is all.

Cool ladders, but I imagine some raccoons, monkeys, etc., might take advantage of these.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:16 PM on July 23, 2009


At the moment, my cat's ladder (thanks, MeFi!) is eight feet tall and standing in my kitchen.

My wife says she's not taking it down till he gets fixed and calms down a little. Till then he is tearing up and down it like a madman.
posted by fiercecupcake at 12:23 PM on July 23, 2009


Archimedes designed several devices for the raising and lowering of cats, in the 3rd century BC: the Claw, the Screw, and the Caterwheel.
posted by steef at 12:28 PM on July 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Don't mess with Felix. That cat has a lot of bodies under him.
posted by Kikkoman at 12:41 PM on July 23, 2009


Wiener dogs on the roof

I'm not even sure why, but this image fills me with untold amounts of glee.

Our cat isn't interested in climbing at all. Or birds. Or sitting in the window. I think he might be a robot from the future...
posted by JoanArkham at 12:44 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Made me smile, albeit sadly ... it's not been a happy week on the cat front in our house ... he never used a ladder, though.
posted by aldus_manutius at 12:49 PM on July 23, 2009


When I moved into my house, the ironing board somehow ended up straddling the gap between the second floor porch and the roof of the garage. 10 months later it's still there and my cat uses it every day - it turns out ironing boards are surprisingly resistant to the elements. Now I know it has a special name.
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:01 PM on July 23, 2009


At some point before winter we shall be constructing one of these.
posted by Artw at 1:04 PM on July 23, 2009


HOORAY! I know the proprietor of this here blog, a very nice guy all around.

Here is a nice one for all you fans of "Let the Right One In".
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:12 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: untold amounts of glee.
posted by Jubal Kessler at 1:18 PM on July 23, 2009


Some of these look pretty dangerous.
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:32 PM on July 23, 2009


Great post! I love the "elevator." I remember when the late, great Sparky was but a wee kitten, he managed to scare the beejeepers out of my Mom. For the first time in 10+ years, she decided to finally set the ladder up so she could clean out those very hard-to-reach high cupboards located over the refrigerator. Mid-way through her mission the phone rang and she climbed down, and then fixed lunch and attended to some other chores. When she finally climbed the ladder again she screamed and almost fell off of it. Not only had tiny 10-week-old Sparky managed to climb the ladder and get into one of those high cupboards, he'd also somehow closed the cupboard door behind him.
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:34 PM on July 23, 2009 [6 favorites]


Aldus_Manutius: "it's not been a happy week on the cat front in our house"

Aldus, sorry to hear about Jazz. Hang in there! Cats are amazing companions!
posted by garnetgirl at 1:47 PM on July 23, 2009


That cat-lift is waaaaay fast! I don't understand how the cat would get on such a shaky platform, with their inner ear blubbing about and all.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 2:12 PM on July 23, 2009


The life of a kitty-cat is always intense (except naps).
posted by Artw at 2:22 PM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


My cat, old man that he is now, has never gotten a ladder. These days he waits for me to stand underneath the window so that he may jump down via my shoulders, or he'll hop down via the shelf-like decoration half way down. When he wants to get back in he cries really loudly until someone in the building mosies out and opens the front door for him. Then he'll holler in the hallway for a bit, my neighbours even knock on our door for him. He's trained the whole house. Sly cat.
posted by dabitch at 2:42 PM on July 23, 2009 [7 favorites]


Seconding brain_drain, out here you'd be up to your elbows in rats if you had one of those.

Anyone want to explain how the cat yesterday puked up a wad of kitty kibble more than a foot long and an inch in diameter? On a chair, of course. No more fucking cats after this one...grrr.
posted by maxwelton at 3:33 PM on July 23, 2009


My boys are soooo jealous! They have thrown themselves down on the middle of the kitchen floor in a protest lie-in. No, wait....that is their default setting. Never mind.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:16 PM on July 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


These are really interesting. I've never seen these in Japan before, and we have our share of indoor-outdoor cats, too. Fun post!
posted by misozaki at 5:13 PM on July 23, 2009


About 10 years ago, I used to live on a first floor apartment whose windows were about 10 feet off the ground. My cats used to sit on the window ledge at night. One night, one of them decided to jump to the ground and couldn't get back up. I went out to go get her, but she refused to come to me (she was that kind of cat) - the only way up was to do it herself, thankyouverymuch.

For the next few nights I would look out the window and see her look back at me and I would try to go out and get her and she would run away and this cycle went on and on and on until one day she didn't come back.

Why didn't I think of something as simple as one of these cat ladders (or a simple plank of wood)?

Crap.
posted by bitteroldman at 5:25 PM on July 23, 2009


"Cats..." demands On, "...their owners know no borders."
posted by Pecinpah at 5:46 PM on July 23, 2009


Metafilter: Wiener dogs on the roof.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:51 PM on July 23, 2009


About 10 years ago, I used to live on a first floor apartment whose windows were about 10 feet off the ground. My cats used to sit on the window ledge at night. One night, one of them decided to jump to the ground and couldn't get back up. I went out to go get her, but she refused to come to me (she was that kind of cat) - the only way up was to do it herself, thankyouverymuch.

For the next few nights I would look out the window and see her look back at me and I would try to go out and get her and she would run away and this cycle went on and on and on until one day she didn't come back.

Why didn't I think of something as simple as one of these cat ladders (or a simple plank of wood)?

Crap.
posted by bitteroldman


Eponytragical.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 5:52 PM on July 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


That cat has a lot of bodies under him

... and yet others are harming themselves by continuing to feed into their belief that they're so flea-bitten and fur-balled that no cat will have them
posted by CynicalKnight at 5:53 PM on July 23, 2009


Awesome. My parents have recently finished installing a 25m-long covered cat ladder so that they (not my parents) can get from the house to their outdoor run without eating the local birdlife.
posted by polyglot at 7:53 PM on July 23, 2009


Cats demand son, their owners known: O'Borders.
posted by darkstar at 8:34 PM on July 23, 2009


The fabulous Toots had no ladder. But when we lived in LA, she could get down from the bedroom window via airconditioners. We just kept the screen off that window. She was quite happy with that arrangement. I kept waiting for her to catch a lizard, but either the lizards were too fast, or she wasn't interested in them. She vastly preferred hunting for feathers, flying on the end of a venetian blind cord, tied to a drum stick. She would chase that thing until she was panting like a dog. Then friends always thought she was too skinny! She was just very athletic.
posted by Goofyy at 1:48 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Spider-Cat says "Ladder? We don't need no steeenking ladder!"
posted by Jakey at 4:19 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmmm. I'm tempted to build one, but I'll somehow have to convince my cat that the ladder is something extremely important to me and not meant for him at all. Otherwise, he'll just ignore it.
posted by orme at 5:16 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Brokenhearted crossroads indent mown snow.
posted by Nauip at 4:35 PM on July 24, 2009


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