Saturday, March 14, 2015

plan B - the blanket fort

I didn't sleep well last night, partly due to the all night crazy kitty antics that kept waking me every few hours. When morning finally came, I was feeling pretty lousy and with it being a rainy day, I decided to bag my plans for the day and go with plan B.

Might as well join the kitty madness and build a blanket fort...

The concept is simple, tuck one end under the couch cushion, one corner goes across the scratching post and the other is secured to the kitty tree.

Theo enjoys trying to storm the fort by hanging out on top, 
but Nahum's not going to purr idle and let that happen...

After a good tussle, it's always refreshing to hang out under the kitty fort with your mates.

The good kitty forts always have a teleportation tunnel close by.

Willow hangs out by the teleportation tunnel just in case she needs to make a quick escape.

No kitty fort is complete without the appropriate toys.

Every kitty loves the scratching post when it's part of the fort!

Even super-shy Rose is drawn to the scratching post!

Theo barely fits.


Adorable Rose never gets this close to the evil humans.

Kitty fort even draws the shy ones to play

What a Theo-siege looks like from inside the fort

Nahum's gotta go check this out

This looks serious...

Safety first! A pause in the action while the senior goes by

the battle resumes...


How rude! Theo gives Nahum a raspberry!

Poor Oliver wants to come inside and join in the kitty fun.

There's always someone who feels left out.

Buddy tells Oliver he's not allowed inside.

Another blah day salvaged by endless kitty fun! The only kitty not to take part in the fun was Bert, our autistic kitty who can't seem to figure out know how to play with the other cats. Bert just laid nearby watching the other kitties have fun.


  1. Looks like a good idea! I have all the items necessary for this. Whether I will get the same results as you is unknown, of course. When it was sunny, I did not want to work on a sunny day; and now it is rainy, and I do not want to work out on a rainy day either. Yep, forts is about all I can handle these days.

  2. What fun! We will definitely try this. How neat that even shy Rose got involved. :)

    Aw, poor Oliver looking in through the window.

  3. That looks like fun. My Sammy said to let Oliver in.

  4. What a blast! I know what I'm gonna do one night this week...

  5. That is pretty cool and I might have to have one of those!

  6. That fort sure looked like a lot of fun! We're impressed Rose came close too!

  7. A blanket fort for the fun!! It looks like you know just how to bring all the kitties together now :) And even if Bert didn't join in, I'm sure he had fun watching.

  8. What a great idea! They look like they are really having a fun time.
    Can't wait to try it with our guys. Nothing better than happy kitties!

  9. I simply adore this post.. I love the enrichment ideas.

  10. That looked like so much fun for all the kitties. WE so wish Oliver could come in and play too.

  11. Oh my, Rose is a darling! Hope you manage to make up your sleep time, and the fort photos are great.

  12. I love this post! I'll have to try this one soon.

  13. Oliver...that's breaking mommy's heart but she knows very well why you must remain looking. Rose, good on you sweet girl. I love seeing that cord in your mouth. And you boys tussling..great demo of smack paws!!


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