While little Olivia dreamed of salmon treats and chasing mice, the UPS man delivered a large heavy box to our residence.
"I don't know what's in it," said the man in brown. "But it is heavy!"
Oddly enough, I didn't have to sign for it and admired that big box for a bit.
A good friend of mine had thoughtfully purchased a cat tree for Olivia, but I didn't expect for it to be so huge...
And one that must be built.
I'm not a construction, hands on genius, but thankfully Rob was there to help assemble the big tower of cat scratching and infinite play time.
With very basic instructions, we were good to go.
Except the manual at times left off things that we had to figure out on our own or we had to use judgment.
A bit of easily resolved frustration.
Leaving things out of the equation- mainly the fuzzy cylinders and two medium sized scratching sticks, not everything was going to be screwed into the cat tree.
We "finished" it.
The cylinders are not screwed in any place, but it still looks pretty pleasant and the light beige doesn't clash with the simplicity of the white walled kitchen.
Two hours of hard fun labor without orange caps/hammers/nails and at almost seven feet (yes, it's taller than Rob!), the cat tree is prepared for one little kitty to play about in.
Avidly curious about her new furry surroundings, Olivia takes a peek inside and out!
Of course, the blue bell ball keeps her company.
All that's missing is a "Home Sweet Home" sign to hang outside of her "door."
At the very top, I caught her in motion!
She's the queen of her domain.
That was until she cried and told me to take her down.
I wasn't expecting her to be afraid of heights...
She looks so merry.
As she should be.
Rob and I are very touched by this courteous gesture and are beyond appreciative.
It is truly commendable to have such a wonderful, very generous, loving friend that gives a gift that means a lot to many, especially a pet who has warmed our hearts immensely. A little kitten who has overcome much in a short amount of time. She probably didn't expect something so large scale and grand, but she deserves it and more.
Sure Olivia has her toys, her food, and her treats, but to have this perfect tree is surely the tip top of her expectations.
I am forever thankful to my bestest pal in the whole entire world for making this possible and I love her very much! She's one amazing lady and I'm glad to call her the rarest of gems. <3
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