by Janet Blue on September 4, 2015

Mom ordered us (Lisbeth and Astrid) a birthday gift that was supposed to arrive here on August 25. We waited and waited all day by the front door, but it never arrived that day or the next or even the next! Mom kept checking on-line for us to see what was happening. Finally she found that it had been shipped many days after originally scheduled.

She ordered our gift from Wayfair. The cost was slightly more than Amazon, but the shipping was free. Amazon Prime was not available. That’s the first time she used Wayfair. She is not giving them a top rating due to lack of communication and not shipping when promised.

So are you curious to know what we got? Though new, it’s not something we didn’t previously have. In fact, you can see the original in the collage below along with the replacement.



Clockwise from upper left: Lisbeth guarding tree box waiting for it to be opened; new tree/condo after being assembled; old tree at the curb; Lisbeth bunny-kicking the perch; Lisbeth lounging in the condo section; Lisbeth relaxing.


Yep, we got a new cat tree/condo to replace the one from the catio. We’d had it a very long time. It had gotten wet more than a few times and then the resident, night-maurading raccoon got his teeth and claws into it. It was “toast” after that!

This new tree is identical to the old one as Mom knew how much we loved that one, and she was always impressed by its sturdiness.

After she and Dad put it together, Mom covered the shelves in that primo Kitty Kush ground catnip. It didn’t take but a nanosecond for several of us to investigate. In all fairness to us birthday girls, we are only sharing photos of Lisbeth. Astrid has yet to discover the new cat furniture as she didn’t go on the catio yesterday.

We’d all been missing the old tree/condo since it went to the curb a few weeks ago, so we give Mom 32 paws up for replacing it. Once again we must say, “Best birthday ever!” We are wondering what gift the humans are going to get to top this when Mauricio and Misty May turn 11 in a few weeks. They will try to top themselves, won’t they?

Purrs and paw-pats, Lisbeth and Astrid

Clooney September 9, 2015 at 12:08 am

Wow, how fantastic!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles September 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm

What a cool present!!! A new cat tree!! I looks similar to ours, and we love ours, so we know that is a good one! Enjoy, Kitties Blue! We look forward to seeing lots of photos in the future of you guys enjoying it. Sending lots of love, and Sampy sends Astrid a kiss for every cat tree in the world!

Sherri-Ellen T-D. September 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Mee-you that iss one pawsum ahhsum Kat tree….mee mite have to show thiss to LadyMum, mew mew mew…..
Pawtastick gurlss!
**nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xXxXxXx
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Jan K September 5, 2015 at 7:22 am

It’s going to be tough to top that!!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles September 5, 2015 at 2:10 am

We would love a tee like that, but then the dining room table would have to be evicted so that we could have the tree in the sunpuddles, MOL!
It is furry pawsome indeed!

Cathy Keisha September 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Whoa! What a cool gift!!! I had one just like it except it had a perch right below the penthouses but never went in the house or in the penthouses so TW gave it to the shelter. I’m glad you guys love it. AS TW would say, use it in good health.

BTW, my Foto Frenzy pics are not throwaways. They’re just fotos that never made it into a blog for one reason or another.
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Ellen Pilch September 4, 2015 at 10:01 pm

That is a great gift- glad it finally arrived for you 🙂
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Penelope September 4, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Wowzers! What a coolio Tree! Wes is so furry jealous. Mommy did does a hack on our old tree so that wes could keeps using it, but wes really, really needs a new tree. Wayfair does not delivers up here, but wes was thinking of getting it delivered to the Store in Danville – just across the line..thanks for letting us knows how slow the delivery was.
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Derby and Ducky September 4, 2015 at 9:22 pm

That cat condo is like mine. I love mine.
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Canadian Cats September 4, 2015 at 9:20 pm

A new condo….a great gift. We love ours.

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LadyBird September 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Wow!! The Felines would love something like that!!
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Noodle September 4, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Now that looks worth the wait and then some!
Very cool…

Noodle and crew

Emma and Buster September 4, 2015 at 8:08 pm

What a pawsome present. You scored big time.
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McGuffy's Reader September 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Very nice! Such lucky girls! ~xo~
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The Island Cats September 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

That cat tree was worth waiting for. It’s pawsome!
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles September 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Wowzers four paws WAY up for your mom!!!
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Linda Arthur Tejera September 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Very cool! Redecorating is always such a fun thing! 😀
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal September 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I´m sure you are going to LOVE the new one as much as the old one and I sure hope NO Raccoon will come and chew on it !!

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The Swiss Cats September 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

How cool ! What a great birthday gift ! Enjoy your pawsome tree ! Purrs
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Brian Frum September 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Y’all sure are gonna be enjoying that tree!

Natural Healing 4 Pets September 4, 2015 at 2:48 pm

WOW !!!!!
What a great cat tree ever:)
It’s really amazing:)

Annabelle September 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

NOW that is a birthday present and it was worth waiting for!!!!
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BeadedTail September 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Wow! That’s a pawesome tree! It was certainly worth waiting for!
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Flynn September 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

I am glad your new cat tree arrived at last. It looks great!
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Austin Towers September 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

That is one splendid cat tree!! Worth the wait for sure!! xxx
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Cat Scout Charles September 4, 2015 at 7:49 am

What a wonderful Birthday present. It looks like it has a place to hide and scratching and resting spots as well. So wonderful to see my sweetheart in these photos enjoying the tree.
Happy Friday all….smooches to my sweet Ms Lisbeth.
Scout Chsarles

Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential September 4, 2015 at 7:33 am

It’s great that you got a new cat tree! My cat also needs a new one – the old one was so torn apart from him playing in it that it simply crashed.
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Sammy September 4, 2015 at 6:56 am

Oh my goodness but isn’t THAT a handsome and nice big tree!!!! What a fabulous birthday present and I do hope that you girls will be GENEROUS and share with the others (sometimes!!). We have wondered about Wayfair as we see their commercials on TV all the time – they have nice stuff but it’s too bad they are lacking a bit in customer service!!! Maybe the fun you have will make up for that?!?!?!

Love, Sammy
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Hannah and Lucy September 4, 2015 at 6:02 am

Wow that looks like a great cat tree and we bet it will very well used.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Summer September 4, 2015 at 2:53 am

That’s awesome you got your new cat tree finally! Although yeah, that was an awfully long time to have to wait! Especially in kitty time.
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Lone Star Cats September 4, 2015 at 2:34 am

Dat looks like one pawsome tree!
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