1. Ann Elferink says:

    We have a beautiful kitty named Romeo. We rescued him 3 years ago. I love my cat to bits but will not buy him a cat tower. I think they are so ugly and will interfere with my decor. Any suggestions Julia. He’s an outdoor cat so he does get some entertainment outseide the home. Thanks so much. I love that you love cats and are always taking them in and caring for them. You have a big heart.

    1. Hi Ann, I actually built my cat tower a long time ago myself before I blogged. And I built it out of a tree. It’s not as bad as some of the others for sale but still not really pretty. Maybe I should see if I can find some prettier ones 😉

  2. Cat lover here. Love how this is enclosed and tucked away but super easy for the owner to get to and clean out. Have to admit that right now my cat pretty much lives in the basement so his litter box is kind of out of plain sight but would love to figure out a way to do this if and when we ever get a cat who isn’t quite so shy of our dogs.

    1. I hope your kitty can get used to the dogs. We also have one box in the basement and several upstairs. This set up would be so much better.

  3. Scarlett Lewis says:

    You should say Bear with me rather than say Bare with me.

    Did you get paid to write this article?

    I knew that going into Jr. High.

    1. Hi Scarlett,

      Sometimes the way you phrase things to someone else can be hurtful. I grew up in Germany and in junior high I wasn’t even speaking English yet. This is my second language and I still do make mistakes while writing or speaking it. So yes when someone points it out the way you do, it hurts because I’ve tried my best to learn your language.

      And no I didn’t get paid for this post. I wrote it because I love the project my customer created.

      I’m sorry if my mistake offended you.


      1. Julia, as a native English speaker who has learned two foreign languages (including German, your mother tongue), and who is also an English teacher in Austria, I was offended on your behalf by the comment above. Every time I read your posts, I’m impressed by your ability to write so well in a second language. Believe me, I struggle daily with expressing myself in German and always appreciate the effort people all over the world make to learn my language.

      2. Julia,
        I am so impressed by your command of the English language. I thought you had learned during early school years (or maybe English speaking parents) or had begun living in the U.S. at a very young age. Your ability to write and communicate in English is excellent. Writing, speaking, and expressing your thoughts in a different language from one’s own is a very high level skill. You are doing it all perfectly! This is a wonderful blog. Thanks for all you do and especially your compassion for the kitties. : )

        1. Hi and thank you so much! I really appreciate you kind comment.

      3. Julia, that mistake is an easy one to make by individuals who don’t have another first language. Nasty comments like that from a rude person don’t deserve a comment. Thank you for reminding us the importance of being kind even to people who are unhappy with themselves.

      4. I suspect that was a troll comment. There’s an activist mom by that name whose child died in the Sandy Hook shooting and who sued Alex Jones for defamation. I’m guessing one of Alex Jones’ fans likes to go around making rude mean comments on random blogs and then attributing them to people who sued Alex Jones, just for kicks. Anyway, your English is excellent, and bear/bare is a typo that *native* speakers make all the time, AND all that’s beside the point because you were simply writing a nice blog post to share something exciting with people on the internet and only a very petty person would nitpick a trivial homonym error.

        1. Thanks, it is very petty to nitpick like this.

    2. Anni Sutton says:

      Scarlet, most unfortunate you weren’t exposed to proper social graces. Your rude comment was out of place. The article was written for real people. I’m sure God will forgive her slight error.

    3. I was showing my husband this amazing positive article written by this wonderfully creative person and then I came across this ugly comment. His response, “Someone shouldn’t behave like this and I knew that going into kindergarten.”

      1. Thank you Tina! It is crazy sometimes what people who hide behind a screen will say to others. Have a great Sunday!

    1. Thanks so much but this time it’s not my idea and the amazing idea of someone else. I’m glad they are letting me share this with you.

  4. That is an amazing idea. I wish my house were laid out so I could do something like this.

    1. I wish the the same thing. It would make my litter box cleaning a lot easier

  5. I LOVE this idea! We adore our 2 cats but have struggled with how to accommodate their two litter boxes. We are about to undertake a remodel, which will add some storage space in another part of the house. This terrific concept could applied to a currently cluttered row of cabinets in the laundry room and give our kitties some privacy to boot. I wouldn’t be able to create side entrances but I could create a cat-shaped entry door in the front. I was disappointed however that the link to your vinyl decal said it was unavailable! It would make the perfect addition to the cat-shaped entryway, especially since we have one boy and one girl cat. Let me know if it becomes available again and thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!

    1. Hi Tina, sorry that I stopped selling it. It was just so much work to try to keep up with my small shop.

  6. Virginia Hanson says:

    Hey Tina, see if you can find the classic patter of his and hers on line. Copy on plain paper to add ears. Then cut out and trace on contact paper. Contact paper comes in several colors and patterns and self sticks. So when I did this, I found the perfect color to match my decor.

  7. Hi! I have a narrow linen closet in my bathroom and want to hide my litter box similar to yours. Is your closet narrow and if so what type of box was a good fit?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Carey, yes mine is narrow and I was able to use a standard small litterbox. You definitely have to measure to make sure they would work for you.

  8. Hey great ideas! Do you find the stuff in your bathroom linen closet gets dusty from the litter box? I’d love to tuck mine away somewhere but even the lowest dust litter seems to leave fine dust everywhere.

    1. Hi Katelyn, I actually don’t have an issue with that. I have this setup in two closets like this. The one has cleaning supplies and such and there is no issue. And the other one actually has towels in it with no issues. I’ve had it this way for 20 years and nobody has ever complained.

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