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You should place a piece of plywood up there and create a platform/kitty fort with blankets and a cardboard box.
My cat would’ve loved that when she was younger. She’s now to fat and old to be adventurous.
now too fat and old to be adventurous.
TIL I am your cat
on the internet, no one knows you're a cat.
In space, no one can hear you meow.
there she is, there she is..
and not so wounded as we were led to believe
What a sneaky way to be a grammar nazi 😂
Did you correct his grammar in your quote of his text?
Hell yeah, you did.
adventurer, arrow, knee, et cetera
“Nose spits beer out” THANKS FOR THAT
I second this. Possibly create a bit of platform to give her a walkway to the rest of the beam as well.
Cats love having high places to observe from, and it looks like this fits the bill for what I believe to be your living room.
Make mine the third vote, its a great idea, and it keeps the cat out from under your feet
Bare minimum put a plank around the support pillar so Molly can access the entire beam. That alone would be a dream for a cat.
I have seen where people also install floating shelves to help their kitties get to their sky nest too, maybe you can give your old timer something like that so he can still enjoy it?
Oh my gosh, my old cat loved to be up high and spy down. We knew to look for her on the top of the kitchen cabinets if she was missing.
Did she come in through the window?
She climbed through the opening in the railing. I couldn't watch her get off, made me too nervous.
That gave ME the fear!
Cats are good at falling
Cats and dogs are vastly different species.
Dogs shouldn't jump from high heights especially if they have long backs because it hurts them.
What is it in cats that make it so good at jumping from high heights and doesn't even hurt them?
all of their skeletal systems are built to compress, which means they can tank falls without breaking bones. Broken bones are the real killer in falls since they slice and dice your organs. They also hit terminal velocity after FIVE floors, which means for most falls they'll have a low impact speed. They also are pretty good at landing on their feet, and they have legs that can sorta fold into their body instead of just shattering into your hips.
Eeeeeek keeter cats!
I’m at work so I can’t find a link but there’s some interesting stuff written about how cats actually survive higher falls better than 3 story falls
I suppose it's because they have more time to relax their bodies so they take less of an impact from 3+ floors
Yes, but IIRC I think it largely had to do with having enough time to get oriented in the air, with their paws down ready to land
Unlike dogs, cats' legs are designed to spread eagle exactly for this reason. They spread eagle reducing their decent acceleration and allows them to orient themselves so they can land on their feet
Can confirm. Mine jumped off my 3rd story roof. No broken bones at all
That’s why cats can turn into loaves of bread
the real hero
They are really good at flattening their bodies to absorb the shock of falling among many other factors
Can confirm. When my cat was a kitten he fell out of my first floor window. I heard a "splat" and looked out to see him spread-eagle on the ground. Ran down stairs and he was in shock, but otherwise fine. Also he never fell off anything ever again.
My cat learned the opposite lesson.
She jumped off the second floor porch, realized that was fun (and allowed her to escape) so she started doing that all the time. She came back to my apartment door downstairs she was ready to come back in.
Close the screen door? Use claw to open door. Close sliding glass door? Find an open window, pop out the screen, and jump out from that. I finally gave up and left the door open for her.
low density and being smaller framed in general. Acceleration is the same, but the force imparted on contact with the ground is a function of how heavy you are. Cats are also adapted to jumping out of trees and instinctually absorb the impact by bending their legs, dogs flop
Most cats are just on the edge where their terminal velocity (max falling speed due to air resistance) is survivable. Smaller, light boned critters like mice can be thrown off of rooftops safely as they cant fall fast enough to hurt themselves
You live in a mansion!
The photo makes it seem a lot bigger than it appears in person. It is just a house with this one room that has a high ceiling. But now I know when I sell it to put in some photos from this angle. Even I thought it looked huge when I saw it.
When you go to sell it use THESE photos and be sure to state that the cat is not included.
There was a great cat in a house that we considered buying: so incredibly friendly and interactive! He even jumped on a chair and pushed me with his front paw to get me to pet him.
We wondered if we could ask that he convey with the house if we bought it.
I didn't ask and my house came with 2 cats! The old owners just left them outside and moved. They kept sneaking in and hiding freaking out my cat. I asked they old owner if they were his and he just said I thought you would want them ... What a jerk! I only keep indoor only and wasn't interested in taking his mostly indoor but also outdoor not very friendly cats on. Told him to come get his cats and figure out some way to apologize to them for leaving them.
Everything is negotiable.
disagree you couldnt pay me a billion dollars for my kity
What about 2 billion?
Well that's just silly.
Get a billion dollars, pay a million to a hitman to kill the new own and return your cat.
You're now a 999,000,000aire.
Would most definitely be more interested in a house that came with a cat.
Cat is included, must accept him as your new master
We lived in a place like this! The heart stoppage is real when you see your damn cat up there. Our Scumbag Steve used to do the same thing. I didn't believe the kids the first time they told me they saw him do it. No idea how he would get up there.
He is most displeased we now live in a typical suburban home.
My cat would love this, but with his less than perfect balance, I'd need to put up a god damned net and put an alarm on his collar for falls.
I'd definitely do it if it made him happier.
I'm picturing your place looking like an acrobats training school.
I like it!
It might as well!
I taught him to climb a ladder when we had a dangerous roommate, and I couldn't let him out of my room. I built a ladder into my closet so he'd have a place to play without extra space.
Now he uses my dresser like a ladder to get to his favorite summertime perch, and I'll be building a second ladder across between two cabinets so he has a bit more space when another cat(and person) moves in very soon.
https://youtu.be/f6U9OvIaWcI an old video of him climbing
I love you call him Scumbag Steve. 😂😂😂
I don't know where OP lives, but where I live, there are lots of normal suburban houses (nice and spacious but definitely not mansions) with very high ceilings.
My sister owned a condo with a vaulted ceiling very similar to this.
Yep, live in an end of terrace house in the UK, we used to have a very high ceiling on the stairs until we boxed it in.
Lots of A-frame homes have vaulted ceilings; especially in the San Bernandino mountains (such as Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear Lake CA). Steep roof helps keep the snow off.
It's just a cabin with a high ceiling. The house itself is probably not that big.
Source: 2 of my hs friends lived in these
I love your house.
Both my cats have fallen from my second floor to my first floor. Both were totally fine. No need to worry, they are very good at protecting themselves when the slip. If you are super worried, just move thing away from the area beneath so she'll be more likely to land on flat ground E: I totally understand the feeling, though. It's scary
We have a one story house but we have vaulted ceilings and a wooden beam that runs along the top of wall (the lights are in the beam thing). Well it starts close to the top of the kitchen cabinets so my cats (ALL 3 have done this now) jump on the counters, then the fridge, then the top of the cabinets, then onto the light beam thing and stay up there. It stresses me out to no end and of course they only do it when I'm home alone without my 6'3 husband lol
Lol, don't worry, that kind of fall would almost certainly not even cause any injury to a cat. /Not a cat
My girlfirend and I have two cats and I quickly learned not to ask "how" when it comes to shit like this. Now I just think "of course".
We had this problem with our youngest cat. We were looking everywhere! Under things, behind things, inside things, behind doors we knew had not been opened, literally in the vents. Eventually, over an hour later, someone actually took the time to look up... Where she was laying on top of a door, entertained by all our silly commotion.
Then a few days later my youngest son accidentally slammed a door she was on shut... Put a stop to that right quick, never did it again.
Where she was laying on top of a door, entertained by all our silly commotion.
Ultimate hide and go seek champion.
You have no idea. She still goes missing, this time in a house. She has some spots I haven’t figured out yet, she really gives us a run for our money.
Ouch! Did she get injured from that?
Only slightly, just enough to make her decide against it in the future.
I cringed when I read the last part.
So did she. ;D
But she’s fine, no lasting harm done.
When I was younger I couldn't find my indoor cat anywhere so I thought she must have got outside. I went around the neighborhood with my siblings looking for her, but she was no where to be found. After going home and crying over my missing cat I heard meowing coming from my closed closet doors. She was in the closet the entire time having a nice nap.
We've had similar moments, but never to that extent. Cats are like liquid ninjas. They get places they shouldn't be able to, and you never even notice it happened until they want you to.
For a second there I thought you had forgotten where your MDMA was
there's the cat, now where the fuck did i put my moon rocks
Fuck, I’m taking this.
Edit: damn, didn’t know this was common slang already.
Go for it, moon rocks has been slang for MDMA crystals for decades.
Has powder.. calls it moon rocks.
That’s what I thought from the headline too
I clicked on this specifically because i wanted to know A- where the Molly was, exactly, and B- how it got there.
but it's a cat and, while she's cute and all, not what i was expecting.
Of course! It was in the Ziploc bag taped inside the toilet tank (just kidding law enforcement)
Same 🚣♀️ I’m glad I’m not the only one whose brain went straight to drugs
When searching for ours, we make two circles. One to look on the floor, under tables/chairs, etc. The second circle is the top of bookcase and curtain rod inspection. We have no idea how she gets up there, lol.
What happens if she hides on the bookcase for the first circle then jumps down and sits under a chair?
I had a cat once who liked the hang out inside a cabinet or between rugs folded out to dry.
Gave me plenty of heart attacks
You just foiled her assassination plan.
Clearly Molly saw a spider...
And figured to beat the spider one must become the spider.
Ahh the drop Cat in its element, a distant relative of the Australian drop Bear. The drop Cat has also been referred to as natures four legged razor blade.
My cottage had beams my cat would sleep on. We tried keeping knick knacks up there, but she'd knock them off onto your head.
... I would put so much stuff up there.
Then find a nice quiet corner and wait for people to walk by.
Congrats on the mansion
I always tell my girlfriend we work fulltime jobs just so our dog can enjoy the house.
Size in house make such a difference! Even for small dogs. Moving from a tiny one bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house literally changed my 7 lb dog’s and my cats personalities. Pup a lot calmer, cat super playful.
I don't know about anyone else, but I upvoted those beams.
It's not much but it keeps the rain off our heads
Make some microfibre booties for her she can dust them hard to reach places
You know, depending on where they live that house can be as cheap as 200k-250k. The biggest houses in my rural town are around 250k. My dad often groaned his house would be worth 750k if it was anywhere else lol.
When I see comments like this , it almost feels like people are shaming OP for having nice things .. Even OP had to go into detail that the pics make it appear even bigger than what it is. She shouldn’t even have to justify or defend herself. It seems wrong to throw comments out here like these .. And even further , alot these homes that are fearured on all these remoldeling shows like Fixer Upper , they all go with opening up the ceiling to create more space, its been a big trend these last 5 years , just saying ..
I live in a nearly 200 year old cottage with multiple beams and multiple cats. The terror fades after the first few 20ft falls when you descend into hysteria and the cat is like 'wtf?' then wanders off.
If Molly was almost anything other than a cat this may have been a nosleep story.
Not all cats are sneaky... I mean... Oh... Hold up... Nevermind.
i've met people who are straight up scared of cats because "they're sneaky". Like, what, exactly, are you afraid they're going to do? so weird.
I met a woman who was terrified of cats because her brother used to swing them around by the tail and fling them at her. Uh, shouldn't you be afraid of your psychopath brother?
Interesting house op. Care to share some pics of it ?
Molly is high af......literally and figuratively...I think Molly found your molly stash.
I always forget where I stash my Molly too.
Good golly Mrs. Molly
Molly. Molly. I am looking for Molly
What the fuck, Molly.
She's surveying her kingdom.
Make a ramp. It only takes one miscalculation for things to end badly, and she's going to gradually age.
That’s how our cat, Twizzler, died. He got up there and slipped and fell, hit his head on the way down. 😟
I can’t seem to find molly, molly, molly, molly
When my cat got itself stuck too high, it would cry until someone moved her down again.
Look how proud of herself she is, she’s beaming.
Sentry duty is serious business.
Molly: just going to watch my hooman walk around aimlessly trying to find me. Meowahahahaha!
Hooman: Where did she go! Raises alarm.
Molly: Smug AF. Now, how do I get down??
Strong house. I am admiring.
Just ... HOW?
lol just build
My Molly usually falls between the pillows on my couch.
Did you ever find your drugs, though?
Pretty sure they wrote a song about looking for your cat
Looked for my cat everywhere the other day...found her under all the blankets on the bed sleeping peacefully, meanwhile I just had a panic attack!
Always look up. Cats prefer looking down on us.
Khajit has wares, if you have coin.
Makes you say.....how did she get up there? How did she get there?
And she watched you the ENTIRE time
Thought you were talking about drugs
And I bet the whole time she happily watched you freak out and call for her. Silly kitty. It's like their made to give tiny heart attacks.
She has the high ground.
How did she even get up there? That’s hilarious.
Totally thought you were going somewhere else wirh that.
How'd you get her down? Or did she come down in her own? Also how did she even get up there in the first place?