Cats are aloof, independent, seemingly indifferent to people much of the time. Yet they’re beloved the world over. Just how popular are they? One of the most searched items on the Internet popular. More than two million videos and 26 billion views on YouTube popular. Their own exhibition called “How Cats Took Over The Internet” at New York’s Museum of Moving Images popular.
Perhaps your cat obsession is because “We have a tendency to think of them as smaller, cuter humans;” or because “cats aren’t designed to comprehend indoor living,” making their behavior funny – both legit reasons why Internet cats are so popular, according to Kate Dempsey on LISTVERSE
. Maybe you’re living vicariously through cat owners, or are sharing your passion for furry friends.
No matter what the reason, the world is watching. And they’re not just spending good time online. They’re also spending good money to make their kitties more comfortable.
Want to give your cat the very best? It’s too late to buy the world’s largest cat painting, a 6-feet-by-8.5-feet, 227-pound canvas that “was recently bought at a Sotheby’s auction in New York for $826,000,” according to ABC News. “The painting was commissioned in 1891 by San Francisco millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson, who owned 350 cats in her 3,000-acre summer residence, according to the Sotheby’s catalog.”
. But you can have a coffee table that doubles as a cat playhouse.
. Not quite enough play space for your cool kitty? This takes dedication. But you’ll have the most fanciful feline around.
. Or, build the cat-friendliness right into your home. “This stylish loft in Taiwan has a sunny little nook where the feline residents can hang out, and tiny kitty passageways in the walls,” said Apartment Therapy
. A little over the top? Ok, how about a comfy cat bed that’s also a planter? It’s a space saver that’s also good looking, plus it has a removable 20-watt heater inside the floor to keep kitty warm, inside and out.
. Who says cat furniture has to look like, well, cat furniture? pEiPods
have a modern look and come in a variety of colors to match your décor.
. Perfect for those cats who want to be outside… but you want to keep safe, Catio Spaces
are enclosures that provide “fresh air, exercise and endless opportunities to bask in the sun and enjoy birds and wildlife,” they said.
. They’re also perfect for those who don’t have a yard. Just attach o the exterior outside a window!
. Cats always need a place to scratch, and you don’t want it to be the side of your couch. You could buy one of those ordinary, pet-store-bought cat scratchers, or one with a little more style.
. Or, you can test your DIY skills by transforming that pet store special into modern sculpture.