A Step Stool Palace

28 Mar

One of the greatest things about cats is that they don’t require much for toys or furniture.  Certainly, you can get them a tall, cushioned, catnip-scented, colorful, plush cat tree to play on and sleep on.  They’ll probably use it.


Of course, if your cats are like mine, they much prefer the things you already have around your house.  Like, for instance, a step stool.

I happened to catch Oliver and Scooter (I need to make a post about her someday) both using a step stool for a cat nap.  They are not cuddly with each other, nor are they especially close; they basically ignore each other, so it was a rare find to see them being this close.  Scooter is the chubby one on top, and Oliver is peeking out the bottom like he’s in a fort or something. 🙂  To a cat, even a simple step stool is a palace.

To be fair, Oliver actually does like his cat tree and usually sits on it every time I put him on it. 😉

Have a great day.  Thanks for looking.


Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Photography


4 responses to “A Step Stool Palace

  1. Judy

    March 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    sweet sweet kitties! I love those faces watching you!! Pretty markings too. Are they sibs? I love how kittens and cats can make anything a toy or a house! A box, a lap, a scratching stool, the step, toilet paper rolls, a bottle cap, my sneaker shoestring! Who needs TV when you can watch them play? 😉

    Our kids are foster parents for baby kittens from birth to 2 lbs for the Humane Society in Omaha, NE. After 2 lbs, they are ready for adoption.
    Sometimes they’ll have 3, sometimes they have 5 kittens. I’ve always had dogs but now I fall in love with these little sweethearts when we visit them! Sweet post!

    • Jenna

      March 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM

      They sure are, Judy. They are not siblings, in fact, they aren’t even related. Scooter was born here, and we brought her into the house as a kitten after an accident she had in the barn (a cow stepped on her back leg, leaving it skinned but luckily no worse). She is quite old, roughly thirteen years old if I am recalling correctly.

      Oliver was in a cardboard box at our county fair almost eight years ago. Some kids were selling him and his siblings for ten dollars so they could get the mom cat spayed. I was going to buy a pretty calico at first, but my Oliver, here, was literally crawling out of the box and trying to climb my leg. Who could resist that? I am certain he was meant to come home with me, and he is a perfect fit in my life. 🙂

      Yes, isn’t it wonderful how cats can make do with anything? Much easier than pricey toys. 🙂

      It’s so great that your kids foster those young kittens. I’ve raised many orphaned kittens and it is a lot of work…especially those night time feedings, but so worth it! I have a big heart for all animals and while it is sad to think of them being without their mother, I always felt a special joy in raising those young kittens (or other animals in need).

      I hope your kids will keep doing this. Cats are special and intelligent creatures, and they steal our hearts so easily. 🙂 Thanks for the kind comments, Judy.

  2. Inspired and pretty

    April 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    I don’t always look at your posts in the right order…:)
    Well, this stool must have something special if they usually ignore each other. How fun they are together for a nap ! It makes me laugh seeing the two like that, maybe Oliver thinks he’s hiding from Scooter ? 🙂
    Yes, you should do a post on her too, how many cats do you have ?

    • Jenna

      April 2, 2012 at 10:30 PM

      I think it must have been special, Jocelyne. Only a handful of times have these two cats snuggled up together, so this was, indeed, a rare find.

      Haha, it’s probably more likely that Oliver is underneath Scooter, just waiting for a chance to pounce. Oliver likes to play, but Scooter is a little old for it, so she doesn’t care to play.

      Oliver and Scooter are the only house cats, but there are ten cats that live outside. Quite a few, I know. 🙂

      Thanks for the kind comments.


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