Chris D.'s cats previously had sliding glass doors to easily look outside. Lacking this feature in his new home, Chris says he searched for a solution but could not find anything appealing until he found Curve. I had a similar problem when I bought my first place. But I could not find any solutions, so that is when Curve was born. Beautiful home Chris, congrats! We're glad Curve made the cut. :)
We love this article by Andee Bingham via http://iheartcats.com/5-reasons-your-cat-loves-to-perch/
5 Reasons Your Cat Loves To Perch
by Andee Binghamon September 11, 2016
Providing places to perch is one of the most essential parts of building a happy and stimulating environment for your cat. Perching is so important, in fact, that if you don’t provide one, your cat will often create one herself on top of your dresser or on a shelf (she may even resort to pushing stuff out of her way). Have you ever wondered what drives your cat to perch? Here are five reasons.
#1 – Out of reach from (imaginary) predators
You know your home is safe. And deep down, your cat knows it’s safe too. Still, cats are always on the lookout for the potential danger of a lurking predator. From a perch, your cat gets a great view of her environment and keeps her out of reach from predators while she takes her mid-day snooze.
#2 – Watch for prey
I’d bet you make just as much effort to keep your home free from prey– mice, insects, etc.– as you do to keep it free from predators. They do sneak in every now and then though, and perching gives your cat the best seat in the house for spotting them
#3 – Climbing is good exercise
Just like you, cats need to stretch and move their bodies in order to stay healthy and strong. Having access to perches gives your cat plenty of opportunities to stretch and move her body with climbing, clawing, and jumping.
#4 – Get away from (real life) nuisances
Even when our homes are safe, they can sometimes feel overwhelming for cats. This can especially be the case if your cat co-habitates with other cats, dogs, or children. Perching offers your cat a valuable and untouchable respite from being touched, bullied, or played with. No matter how fun our homes and lives are, we all need truly restful sleep every now and then.
#5 – It’s instinctual
At the end of the day, the reason your cat perches is because it’s instinctual. Her wildcat ancestors perched as an essential way of staying safe in the jungle. Even though your cat lives in a completely different environment than her wildcat ancestors, those instincts remain strong and very much alive.
How cute are these kitties? Zarina L. says her kitties simply adore their two Curves. We think they couldn't have made their opinion more clear. Thank you Zarina for sending these adorable photos!
This Curve had been in storage since Kara B.'s last kitty passed away. She recently rescued Mac and dusted it off. She said this photo was taken a couple of hours post installation. I think Mac has found his new favorite napping spot!
We've teamed up with our good friend, Kate Benjamin at Hauspanther to do a Curve giveaway through her site. Enter for your chance to win a Curve of your choice. The deadline to enter this week’s giveaway is midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
An added bonus to receiving customer photos is learning about breeds we haven't heard about before. A Toyger is a breed to resemble a "toy tiger". As per Wikipedia, the breed's creator, Judy Sugden, has stated that the breed was developed in order to inspire people to care about the conservation of tigers in the wild. Thank you K. Ogawa for sending photos of your gorgeous kitties
It's been a long road to get back into production, but we have! Goods will be ready to ship by the end of November. Order yours now and we will ship as soon as they are ready.
We just had to post these adorable photos. The kitty and family are anxiously awaiting for the new Curve production to be ready while they also build a new house. We are too! New sample and fabric choices should be shipping this week! If all looks good, we will be off to the races.
Three Curves for three cats! We've heard about cats fighting when there are not enough Curves to go around. Not so with this set up! Looks like everyone is happy. Thank you Kaye B. for sending!
Milton is a 14 week old Russian Blue. How adorable is he? He is going to grow up to be one gorgeous kitty. Congrats Kim M. for your latest addition to your family. Here's to many years of love and fun!
Mike M. sent this photo over with the caption "20 minutes after installation Bengal cats Tesla and Kashmir fighting over their new bed." Wonder who won King of the Mountain? Thanks for sending Mike!
Lauren W. sent us a photo of her two Curve set up. What a well-coordinated and fun wall! This is a beautiful example of how seamlessly Curve can fit into your home and integrate with the decor. Thank you Lauren!
Looks like this kitty is completely out! The great thing about this photo is that it really demonstrates how confident cats feel on Curve...due to the curve. They have the ability to lie of their back and roll around when sleeping and feel secure that they won't fall off. Thank you Suzanne K. for sending!
Roseanna G. sent us a new photos of all three cats on her three Curves. How amazing is this wall? We don't think life can get any better for these kitties.
Roseanna G. sent these photos of her cats Tigger and Mama. She has outfitted her home with a mixture of wall-mounted shelves and three Curves to provide a high play space for her three kitties. Roseanna herself sounds like such a great mommy to her three cats (and two dogs!) by making her home their home. The gorgeous kitty in the first two photos is a Bengal cat who loves his high perches, making this timid cat more comfortable, confident and happy. Thanks for sharing!
She ended up buying three Curves and hiring a carpenter to custom fit them into her space. Now the cats have a jungle gym to play, relax, look out the window and sleep on. We are so impressed! Thank you so much for sharing your project and being such an amazing mommy to these rescues.
Side note: Samera wanted us to give a shout-out to the organization and carpenter that helped connect her forever family and give them an awesome home. Happy to do that Samera! Kitties were adopted from North Brooklyn Cats and Curve modifications were made by HLD Workshop.